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
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.
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
Apr 8, 2016 | News
This semester, Ian Young enrolled in IDS 259, “Introduction to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma,” a course that offers an overview of the people and culture that are the university’s namesake and, since the 1970s, have shared close ties with the school. For the first two weeks, Ian sat quietly in class, listening to discussions about the history of the tribe and the class’s opinions on Native American stereotypes. After those two weeks were up, the professor, Alysia Fischer, called on Ian to introduce himself. “aya aya ceeki. lenipinsia weenswiaani neehi niila myaamia,” he said. “Hi, everyone. My name...Read More
Apr 5, 2016 | News
By Emily Williams, News Editor Late Friday night, a dozen Shawnee Tribe members arrived in Oxford after traveling over 600 miles from Miami, Oklahoma to lead students, faculty, Miami tribe members and other community members at Miami University in a traditional Stomp Dance. The event, held on Saturday, April 2 in the Armstrong Pavilion, was a collaboration between Late Night Miami, Miami Tribe Relations, the Myaamia Center, the Office of Residence Life (ORL) and the Center for American and World Cultures. The Stomp Dance was planned in conjunction with the seventh biennial Myaamiaki Conference, an educational event that celebrates...Read More
Dec 4, 2015 | News
By Emily Williams, Assistant News Editor Miami professor Kate Rousmaniere has been elected as Oxford’s new mayor. Rousmaniere, who received the position in a unanimous vote at the Dec. 1 City Council meeting, will be serving alongside councilmember Mike Smith, Oxford’s newly-elected vice mayor. Smith is an interior designer with Miami’s Planning, Architecture and Engineering Department. Former mayor Kevin McKeehan will continue to serve on the City Council. After she and Smith were sworn in, Rousmaniere took a moment to thank McKeehan before leading her first council meeting. “I don’t want to do anything without thanking the former mayor...Read More
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