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College: We're Keeping 'Dixie' in Our Name

Dixie State College trustees approve name unanimously

(Newser) - A college in Utah will keep the word "Dixie" in its name despite signs that the school's history is steeped in racism, USA Today reports. Following an impassioned debate, trustees at Dixie State College voted unanimously yesterday to use the name Dixie State University if the state approves... More »

Anti-Abe Views Resonate in Dixie

(Newser) - The bicentennial of Lincoln's birth will be celebrated Feb. 12, so expect endless tributes to the president beloved by ordinary citizens and historians alike. Unless, of course, you're south of the Mason-Dixon line, where anti-Lincoln views "aren't particularly radical," writes Alex Beam of the Boston Globe. Lincoln is... More »

Debate Allows Host Ole Miss to Show Progress on Race

Great strides since deadly '60s riots, but students say university remains divided

(Newser) - Assuming the presidential debate happens tomorrow, host University of Mississippi gets to show the nation it’s moved beyond its racially tinged past, the Los Angeles Times reports. The school, known for deadly riots when the first black student enrolled in the 1960s and controversy over Confederate flags at football... More »

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