Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Students Disciplined in Mississippi Graffiti Incident. (Noteworthy News)

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Students Disciplined in Mississippi Graffiti Incident. (Noteworthy News)

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OXFORD, Miss.

Three University of Mississippi students have been placed on probation and ordered to perform community service and write research papers for their role in a racial graffiti incident in a campus residence hall last November (see Black Issues, Jan. 2).

A University Judicial Council, made up of four students and four faculty and staff members, heard evidence and deliberated 4 1/2 hours last month before handing down the sanctions.

Two of the students were found responsible for abuse of the judicial system, flagrant disrespect of a member of the university community, harassment of a fellow student and vandalism. One was assigned 300 hours of community service, the other 200 hours. Each must write a 15-page paper and will remain on probation as long as they are enrolled at the university. The two also were ordered to pay restitution for damage to the residence hall.

A third student was found responsible for harassment of a fellow student and given 50 hours of community service, required to write a five-page paper and placed on probation until Dec. …

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