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Ole Miss' Faculty Senate agrees with frat's suspension

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi's Faculty Senate has passed a resolution backing Delta Kappa Epsilon's nine-month suspension but wants the actions that led up to the suspension reviewed.

The fraternity was suspended after freshman Jeremiah Taylor said he was called a racial slur and was pushed down stairs while attending a Delta Kappa Epsilon party August 22 on the Oxford campus.

The senate's decision was announced Friday.

The resolution expressed concern about persistent patterns of social segregation by race at the University of Mississippi, particularly among student organizations.

The senate asked that the Chancellor's Committee on Sensitivity and Respect look into the reasons behind the behavior.

Initially the university handed down a one-year suspension September 14th after a university judicial council determined the fraternity had been guilty of violating five counts of the student code of conduct.

After the frat filed a second appeal, Chancellor Robert Khayat's office announced on September 26th that the suspension was upheld but would be shortened.

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