1993: Trying to Redefine Southern Pride

June 12, 2016

50 Years of Covers

In November 2016, The Chronicle of Higher Education will mark its 50th anniversary. To lead up to the occasion, we’ve chosen front pages featuring some of our reporting on key events in higher education and capturing the zeitgeist of the nation’s colleges and universities over the years.

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"O ld Times Not Forgotten," read the headline on the article that accompanied this front page. The scene was a football game at the University of Mississippi, which four years later effectively banned the waving of Confederate flags during games. The campus today is a more inclusive place than before, says Robert C. Khayat, a former chancellor. But changing a university's culture takes years, even generations, says Marvin P. King Jr., an associate professor of political science. Just this past April, historians at the university asked that a recently installed historical plaque near the statue of a Confederate soldier be reworded to acknowledge slavery as a cause of the Civil War.