The Daily Mississippian

Online version of the Daily Mississippian, student newspaper for the University of Mississippi in Oxford since 1911


Visiting lecturer denied entry to U.S.

Some students were dismayed to learn a special lecture on Islamic history would be canceled Tuesday night because the presenter was denied access into the United States. Richard Wittmann, who is a German citizen, is the associate director of the Orient-Institut in Istanbul. Wittmann was making his journey from Turkey to Ole Miss when he was delayed in Frankfurt, Germany and told he did not have adequate documentation to enter the United States. Wittmann said as he was boarding the plane in Germany for Houston, where he would connect and fly into Memphis, Tennessee, he was stopped by airport...


SECTION: Ole Miss maneuvers past No. 19 Kentucky

The No. 11 Ole Miss baseball team used a two-out rally to score six runs in the sixth inning on its way to a 9-6 victory over No. 19 Kentucky Thursday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium. With the win, the Rebels (15-7, 3-1 SEC) snapped the Wildcats’ (16-7, 3-1 SEC) eight-game winning streak and gave them their first loss in conference play. The Ole Miss offense came alive in the first game of the series, pounding 14 hits that included five doubles. Freshman Grae Kessinger led the way with a team-high three hits to go along with two runs and two RBI. The Oxford, Mississippi, native got Ole Miss going...


Filmmaker Shannon Cohn hopes to empower women with documentary

shannon cohn

Remarkable Oxonian and creator of “Endo What?,” Shannon Cohn, has lived from coast to coast, but nothing hits closer to home than the battle to educate women about endometriosis. Shannon Cohn (Photo courtesy: A Ripley native, Cohn grew up in North Mississippi and studied international business as an undergraduate at Mississippi State University because of her curiosity...


Trump’s budget cuts hurt the voters who elected him

Liam Neiman

If you compare a map of the counties stretching from southern New York to North Mississippi that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) provides economic development funds to with a map of the counties that voted for Donald Trump last fall, you will find a near exact correlation. Ten of the 13 Appalachian states went for Trump. It was this region — rural Appalachia — and these people — the...