Campus Climate survey deadline extended to Nov. 3

The Miami University climate survey work group has extended the deadline to complete the One Miami Campus Climate survey from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3, according to the university website. Department heads and administrators — including President Crawford — sent out emails over the past two weeks imploring students to complete the survey after response rates failed to approach the work group’s stated goal of “all students, faculty, and staff at Miami University.” “This survey is critically important to advancing our common mission by creating and maintaining a community culture that grounded in mutual respect, and reflects the Code of Love and Honor across all of our campuses,” reads Crawford’s email. The published overall response response rate, as of Oct. 24, was 15.9 percent, according to the University website. Miamians can fill out the survey online at...

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Oxford Owned: Oxford Copy Shop

There is a certain rhythm to the way that Matt Rupel compiles a coursepack. “I can come here and say I need AMS 248,” he said, fingers punching instructions into the touch panel of the behemoth printer in the Oxford Copy Shop’s front room. The inkjet whirs to life and starts spitting out pages — it can crank out 100 black-and-white copies a minute. “Then I can just grab it from there,” he said. He picks up a bright yellow cover page and lays it over the pile of still-warm copies. He knocks the pages twice against the counter,...

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Despite predictions, international enrollment at MU still climbing

Undergraduate international student enrollment at Miami has continued its upward climb this year, despite early predictions that U.S. political anti-immigration rhetoric might discourage students from studying in America. International students make up 14.5 percent of the undergraduate student population on the Oxford campus this fall, up from 13.4 percent in fall 2016, according to statistics from Miami’s Office of Institutional Research. An Inside Higher Education report from September found that universities across the nation are experiencing mixed results in their international recruitment efforts. While major destinations for international students, such as New York University and the University of California, Los Angeles, projected slight increases in their international student populations, other schools have experienced a decline one university president quoted by Inside Higher Education called “precipitous.” Locally, Wright State University in Dayton reported a 20 percent drop in international enrollment across undergraduate and graduate levels. Indiana State University’s president told Inside Higher Education his institution saw a 50 percent drop in new international student enrollment. “Those students bring significant revenue. I would guess that it takes two U.S.-based students to replace them in terms of revenue,” he told the website. “We also miss the diversity that they bring to the campus.” An April report from the American Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) showed that 77 percent of higher education institutions surveyed expressed concerns about international application yield,...

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First years’ first days: The freshman ‘shock’ experience

The first semester away at college is tough. Whether your parents washed your dirty laundry your whole life or you were the most self-sufficient, I-know-my-social-security-number-and-how-to-use-jumper-cables kid in your high school class, there’s some adjusting to do after arriving in Oxford. Among the things our first-year writers found out: A box full of bright-pink tools isn’t the worst way to make friends. It can hurt to watch your parents drive away. No, Brick is not a movie theater. Store-bought tortillas do not taste as good as your grandmother’s. It’s easy to feel lonely on campus — but there are always...

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