Emily Williams

TMS Recipes: On a crescent roll

One of the first cooking duties entrusted to me was preparing the crescent rolls. It’s a simple task, but a satisfying one — hearing that punctuated “pop!” as the cardboard tube opens, methodically rolling each triangle of dough from base to point and, in less time than it takes to set the table, opening the oven to find a baking sheet full of fluffy, golden half-moons. It’s likely you’ve passed them around the table at Thanksgiving dinner or scarfed them down at elementary school birthday parties as pigs in a blanket, the American hors d’oeuvres classic. They’re quick, familiar,...

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Man assaulted with gun at The Bluffs

A 21-year-old man was assaulted with a gun yesterday at about 5:15 p.m. in a wooded area near the south end Miami’s campus known as “The Bluffs.” The suspect, a 17-year-old Talawanda High School student, confronted the victim over money owed to him from a drug deal, according to a statement today from Oxford Police. During the confrontation, he assaulted the victim with a handgun and bit him on the arm. The victim is not a Miami student. After the suspect fled the scene, he wrapped the gun in a t-shirt and dropped it in a pool of muddy...

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Miami University responds to DACA dismantling

After President Trump’s Sep. 5 decision to dismantle DACA, about 800,000 undocumented immigrants were thrust into uncertainty. However, undocumented Miami students should not expect immediate effects on their education. “In general, and in accordance with the information currently available, DACA students should not expect any aspect of their engagement with Miami University to change,” reads an informational page about the DACA program on Miami’s website. The university admits students regardless of their immigration status and, according to the page, will continue to do so. Last Tuesday, Sep. 5, President Trump formally ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – an initiative which shielded about 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation. Crawford’s response to Trump’s dismantling of the announcement was posted that evening. Miami president Greg Crawford, following the Trump administration’s announcement, urged Congress to develop a plan to protect undocumented students attending college in the U.S. in a statement published online last Tuesday.   Introduced during the Obama administration, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program allowed young adults who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to work and study in the U.S. without fear of immediate removal. Though U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will not process any new applications for the program, Congress has a six-month window to act before the administration will start to phase out protections for those currently in the program. Since...

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President Crawford responds to Trump’s dismantling of DACA

President Trump on Tuesday formally announced the end of DACA–a program which shielded about 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation. Introduced during the Obama administration, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program allowed young adults who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to work and study in the U.S. without fear of immediate removal. In a statement published Tuesday night on Miami’s website, university president Greg Crawford urged Congress to develop a plan to protect DACA students attending college in the U.S. Though the Department of Homeland Security will not process any new applications for the program, Congress has a six-month window to act before the administration will start to phase out protections for those currently in the program. In December, Crawford, along with presidents from all 14 of Ohio’s public universities, signed a letter asking U.S. senators to support the BRIDGE Act, which would have allowed people who are eligible for work authorization and temporary relief from deportation through DACA to continue living in the U.S. Since the Trump administration gave few details in today’s announcement, Miami will “continue to monitor developments and consult with experts in this area,” according to the statement. “These students have enriched the learning environment and brought a wide array of talents and abilities to our state and nation,” said Crawford in the...

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Miami, Cincinnati Public Schools partner to increase diverse enrollment

Miami University and Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) are partnering to increase diverse enrollment at the university. The new partnership program, according to an agreement signed Thursday, Aug. 31 by Miami president Greg Crawford and Cincinnati Public Schools’ superintendent Laura Mitchell, will provide more access, support and financial assistance to high-achieving CPS students. “The partnership’s explicit intent is to increase degree attainment within the region, particularly among diverse students, through the long-term engagement between two of the area’s largest educational entities,” the agreement reads. The partnership is still in its planning stages, said university spokeswoman Claire Wagner, and will operate as a pilot in 2018. The goal, Wagner said, is to enroll up to 10 students through the program in Fall 2018. According to the agreement, students are expected to have at least a 3.0 GPA, be in good academic standing and submit two letters of recommendation to be admitted to the cohort. These students also must be early decision applicants, meaning that, if accepted to Miami, they agree to withdraw all applications to other colleges. Miami has committed to covering the full cost of attendance minus the family’s EFC, or Estimated Family Contribution, for the students accepted to the cohort. However, not every CPS student admitted to Miami will be accepted into the cohort and eligible for those financial benefits. The partnership will reach CPS students as early as...

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