Add Mississippi State to the growing list of public institutions distancing itself from the state flag.
The university has gone back on its previous insistence that the flag would continue to fly on campus, according to Bracey Harris of The Clarion-Ledger, who reports that university President Mark Keenum has allowed the flag to be taken down in four separate places on the Starkville campus.
The state flag features the Confederate battle flag in its upper left-hand corner, which has made it a recent source of controversy.
Ole Miss removed the flag from its campus last season. Earlier this month, Rebels athletic director Ross Bjork also revealed that the school band will no longer play “Dixie” in an effort to make Saturdays more “inclusive” for fans.