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Content about Paul Guihard

October 1, 2012

The fires of revulsion spread wildly and untamed in Mississippi and on The University of Mississippi’s campus on Sept. 30, 1962, injuring several people and resulting in the death of two men.

The fires of revulsion spread wildly and untamed in Mississippi and on The University of Mississippi’s campus on Sept. 30, 1962, injuring several people and resulting in the death of two men.
 
It was on this day that 29-year-old James Meredith made history by becoming the first black student admitted to Ole Miss.
 
However, his arrival in Oxford and admittance into the university provoked a riot that resulted in chaos across the campus.
 

January 26, 2011

The small brass plaque honoring Paul Guihard, the French reporter murdered on campus in 1962, is now missing from the memorial bench installed in his honor.

The small brass plaque honoring Paul Guihard, the French reporter murdered on campus in 1962, is now missing from the memorial bench installed in his honor.

The student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists paid for the installation and purchase of the bench outside Farley Hall.

We are requesting that the brass plaque be returned.

The bench is just a bench without the plaque.

Removal of the brass plaque is akin to defacing a grave.