EducationCounsel recommendations considered By Emily Williams, Managing Editor Miami University is making steps to implement recommendations from EducationCounsel, an education consulting firm that visited Miami’s campus last April. The firm interviewed about 200 students, faculty, administrators, athletic coaches and staff about their experiences related to diversity and inclusion at the university and asked them for ideas on how Miami could improve. Based on those interviews, as well as additional research about Miami’s population and practices, EducationCounsel provided the university with a document of their findings and recommended actions. The report was also informed by Miami’s 2020 Plan and the...Read More
Who: Emily Williams, Junior What: Editor-in-Chief, previously: Staff Writer, Senior Staff Writer, Asst. News Editor, News Editor, Managing Editor When: Williams has been working with The Miami Student since August 2014. Where: from Dayton, Ohio Why: A journalism and marketing double-major, Williams is passionate about telling stories and telling them well. After working with The Miami Student for three years, in both writing and editing positions, she has deepened her understanding of the publication and the Miami & Oxford communities. Williams believes it is essential to understand what really matters to the members of those communities — especially students — and she encourages anyone and everyone to reach out with story ideas, questions, comments or just a hello. You can contact Emily Williams at email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit her in The Miami Student office on the third floor of the Armstrong Student Center.
Sep 9, 2016 | News
By Emily Williams, Managing Editor On Dec. 28, 1978, 23-year-old Elizabeth Andes was found dead in her apartment in Oxford, Ohio — only days after her graduation from Miami University. “In some ways, I feel like a stalker,” journalist Amber Hunt says in the first episode of “The Accused,” a new podcast from the Cincinnati Enquirer. She goes on to describe how intimately familiar she’s become with Andes, a woman whom she’s never met and whose unsolved murder has consumed Hunt’s life for the past year. The police quickly zeroed in on Bob Young, Andes’s boyfriend, then 22, who...Read More
Sep 2, 2016 | News
This story was previously published in The Miami Herald’s In Cuba Today and can be found at www.incubatoday.com By Emily Williams, Managing Editor In another step toward rebuilding diplomatic relations with Cuba, coffee grown on independently owned farms can now be exported to the United States. Nespresso, a Swiss coffee company owned by Nestle Group, announced last month that they will be selling Cuban coffee in the United States. The product, Cafecito de Cuba, is currently being sold as a limited edition product. On April 22, the U.S. State Department added coffee to a list of products entrepreneurs within the Republic of...Read More
May 6, 2016 | News
By Emily Williams, News Editor Junior Glenn Trepeta was brainstorming fundraising ideas for the Multicultural Business Association when he had an idea — what kind of difference could student organizations make if they combined their philanthropic efforts? From that idea, Trepeta founded Collab-Donation this past fall, a fundraising organization composed of preexisting student groups. “I realized our donation capacity as one organization could be maximized,” Trepeta said. Collab-Donation is made up of representatives from participating student organizations, who serve as communication points with the larger group. Each semester’s proceeds benefit a different organization that the Collab-Donation members choose together....Read More
TO THE EDITOR: When I first read the article “Friends Memorialize Tim Fresch,” in Tuesday’s issue, I was left with only one image of Fresch. Even though I never met him, I know that Tim Fresch was much more, and I cannot imagine what it must have been like for his friends and family to read the story. That’s why I believe an apology must be made for the publication of this article. Publications such as ours have many responsibilities. Should we look deeper at the issues of substance abuse at our university? Absolutely. Should we do so in...Read More
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