School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

The faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media released this statement on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Posted on: September 21st, 2018 by jheo1

Whereas the faculty of the School of Journalism and New Media, as an academic unit in the University of Mississippi, and in the language of our creed “is dedicated to nurturing excellence and intellectual inquiry and personal character in an open and diverse environment;” and whereas a Facebook post published by the school’s namesake, Ed Meek, violated the fundamental values of the school and the university; and whereas this post is endemic of a larger culture and history of exclusion that has harmed and continues to harm students and the entire university community; and whereas faculty condemned this behavior, therefore we ask Dr. Ed Meek to request within three days that his name be removed from the School of Journalism & New Media; and therefore we invite Dr. Ed Meek to be part of a conversation about charting a path forward that speaks to our core values and should guide our future relationships with all constituents.