Courtesy MARY ALICE WEEKS 
 On October 28, 2015, University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennet ordered the state and universities flags to be lowered and replaced with American flags half an hour before a demonstration in opposition to the state flag was scheduled to take place on campus. President Bennett said in a email to students and faculty that he looks "forward to a time when this debate is resolved and USM raises a state flag that unites us."
Courtesy MARY ALICE WEEKS On October 28, 2015, University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennet ordered the state and universities flags to be lowered and replaced with American flags half an hour before a demonstration in opposition to the state flag was scheduled to take place on campus. President Bennett said in a email to students and faculty that he looks "forward to a time when this debate is resolved and USM raises a state flag that unites us."
Courtesy MARY ALICE WEEKS On October 28, 2015, University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennet ordered the state and universities flags to be lowered and replaced with American flags half an hour before a demonstration in opposition to the state flag was scheduled to take place on campus. President Bennett said in a email to students and faculty that he looks "forward to a time when this debate is resolved and USM raises a state flag that unites us."

Southern Miss removes Mississippi flag from all campuses

October 28, 2015 4:34 PM