Police are pushing for criminal charges against three freshman males suspected of placing a noose on the campus statue of civil rights icon James Meredith.
They also allegedly draped a flag with a confederate battle emblem over the statue's head.
Officials haven't released any names but the students sought for questioning were expelled from the fraternity Sig Fi Epsilon.
In a separate race-related incident Monday night, an African-American student who is a third-year senior at the school, reported to police that someone threw alcohol at her from a moving car while also hurling racial slurs.
Officials say it's unclear if the two incidents are related.
CNN's Nick Valencia is in Oxford Mississippi with the student's first national interview.
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