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Ex-Dean Who Resigned As Racist ‘UM Emails’ Came Out Returns in New Campus Role

Former University of Mississippi journalism school dean Will Norton is returning to his old haunts in a new role in the building where he once ruled. Norton stepped down last year after a group of whistleblowers obtained emails that revealed how he tolerated racist comments about Black women students from a wealthy potential donor, as detailed in this publication’s 2020 “UM Emails” exposé.

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Dr John Witcher holds up a piece of paper with a red stop sign saying 'Stop Vaccine Mandates'
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Mississippi Doctor Leads Health Workers Fighting COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Dr. John Witcher, a Yazoo City emergency-room physician and general practitioner, has treated hundreds of COVID-19 patients over the past year. He is also unvaccinated for the virus and the leader of a small band of Mississippi health-care workers in their campaign against vaccine mandates under the umbrella of “Mississippi Against Vaccine Mandates.”

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students wearing masks walk around the MSU campus
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IHL Prohibits Mississippi Colleges, Universities From Mandating COVID Vaccines

The state board that oversees higher education in Mississippi voted today to prohibit all public colleges and universities from requiring COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment or enrollment. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees made the decision following weeks of confusion over a previous vote in August.

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