This is live coverage of a meeting of the student senate of the University of Mississippi where the body will decide whether to pass a resolution supporting the removal of the state flag (which contains the Confederate battle flag) from campus.
For more context, read this: Ole Miss Students Want To Take Down Racist Mississippi State Flag
10:35 PM EST- Ole Miss student senate votes to remove state flag from campus by a vote of 33-15-1.
10:28 PM EST- Motion to have a roll call vote fails.
10:27 PM EST- Debate ends.
9:18 PM EST- Watch the Senate Debate here
9:11 PM EST- So its sort of a tough debate.
As the flagship university, we should keep the state flag and honor the citizens of Mississippi. – Senator Soper
— Ole Miss Senate (@OleMissSenate) October 21, 2015
8:58 PM EST- 30 minutes for debate starts now. 8:54 PM EST- Student Senator Andrew Soper started a Change.gov petition opposing the resolution. Over 500 people signed on to it. 8:45 PM EST- Motion to extend debate has passed. Debate will continue for 10 more minutes according to the Daily Mississippian. 8:43 PM EST- Greek student senators indicate hostility to resolution.
What if fraternities fly the flag? Well, their houses are on campus, Coon says. You can guess how the rest of that went. — Sierra Mannie (@SKEEerra) October 21, 2015
8:31 PM EST- Vote moves closer. Authors of the resolution are now being questioned for the next 15 minutes.
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Update: 6:02 PM EST
Harvard University has issued an all clear and activity has returned to normal after a five hour search of four buildings on the campus that had been evacuated due to an “unconfirmed bomb threat.”
Fox 25 TV in Boston is also reporting that a bomb threat had also been called into Fitchburg State University in nearby Fitchburg, MA. That situation has been resolved however after police swept an arts facility.
Cape Cod Community College has also received bomb threats today according to Fox 25.
According to an alert message sent out to students and posted on the Harvard website, ‘an unconfirmed bomb threat has been received.”
— Heather Hegedus (@HeatherHegedus) November 16, 2015
The Science Centre, Sever Hall, Emerson Hall, and Thayer Hall were all evacuated. Entry to Harvard Yard was also restricted. Stay with Rise News as we cover this developing story.
Pictures from the scene are starting to cycle on social media.
HAPPENING NOW: FOX in Boston reporting three different bomb threats at Harvard, Cape Cod Community College, and Fitchburg State. — Bill Melugin (@BillFOX46) November 16, 2015
Just received our third bomb threat of the day: – Cape Cod Community College – Fitchburg State – Harvard University — FOX25 News Boston (@fox25news) November 16, 2015