US ends deal with Arizona restricting Biden on immigration

first_imgPHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has terminated an unusual agreement that Arizona’s top prosecutor signed with the agency in the waning days of the Trump administration that would restrict President Joe Biden’s ability to overhaul his predecessor’s immigration policies. The action was revealed Wednesday as Arizona’s Republican attorney general sued to stop the newly confirmed Homeland Security secretary from carrying out the Democratic president’s 100-day moratorium on deportations. A federal judge in Texas has already put it on hold. The action comes the same week a whistleblower compliant revealed a top DHS official under Trump reached last-minute agreements with a union for immigration employees.last_img

Frank Holman

first_imgFrank G. Holman, 49, of Vevay passed away at 10:10pm, Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at his home. He was born in Greensburg on May 15, 1970 and is survived by his father Harry (Bernadette) Holman of Versailles and his mother Nora Matky of Holton. Frank was married to Volina Stultz on July 27, 2013 and she also survives. Other survivors include two sons Frank T. (Cayla) Holman of Hanover and Jake G. Holman and his companion Nicole Fish of Columbus; one daughter Sydney Holman and her companion Trent Mason of Batesville; one step-son Josh (Thera) South, and one step-daughter Jenna South both of Vevay; 10 grandchildren; three brothers Vincent Holman of Milan, Harry Jr. (Michelle) Holman of New Marion, and Bryce (Samantha) Holman of Olean. He was preceded in death by his daughter Shelby. Frank was a 1988 graduate of South Ripley High School and he had been a heavy equipment operator for both Roy Holman and Mike Holman in Versailles. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was very proud to have owned and operated Big Al’s Septic Service in Vevay since 2011. He also enjoyed tending to his goats and his chickens, affectionately known as his “babies”. Funeral services for Frank will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the New Marion Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 4pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to High Pointe Hospice or the New Marion Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Marshall falls in rankings, but No. 1 in student satisfaction

first_imgThough it achieved a No. 1 ranking in undergraduate satisfaction, USC’s Marshall School of Business fell four spots to No. 21 in BusinessWeek’s annual undergraduate business school rankings announced last week.The rankings were compiled by the magazine along with College Prowler, a website that uses a formulaic methodology as well as student input to grade quantitative and qualitative aspects of American universities.“We look at things across the board such as faculty to student ratio, overall academics, how many parking spaces there are, etc.,” said Luke Skurman, CEO of College Prowler. “And then there’s the qualitative side, where we ask students for their input on these various aspects of campus life.”According to BusinessWeek’s evaluation of its rankings, USC achieved its position in the undergraduate satisfaction list based on its favorable location, “top-notch” career facilities and the supportive alumni network, which it described as “a valuable commodity, especially in light of the current job market.”BusinessWeek also cited the faculty as being one of Marshall’s greatest strengths.Abby Chao, a freshman majoring in business administration, said she agreed with the magazine’s evaluation of the school.“I’m only a freshman, but I know that Marshall has a lot of great programs, and they ensure that you don’t get ‘lost’ even though it’s the largest [professional] school at USC,” she said.William Crookston, a professor of entrepreneurial studies, said he was also enthusiastic about the rankings.“It’s terrific — I’m not excited about being 21st overall, but having a positive student satisfaction is great, and I believe it,” he said.Having graduated from Marshall himself with a bachelor’s and a master’s in 1967 and 1974, respectively, Crookston was able to compare Marshall’s present goals and achievements with those from his time at USC.“At that time, there was no need to compete nationally; we dominated the West Coast region inundergraduate education at Marshall,” Crookston said. “Now we’ve got pretty strict competitors, but the overall goal of Marshall is the same as it was when I was here.”Crookston also said the school could still improve its overall performance in rankings by turning some of the primary focus from master’s candidates to theundergraduate students.“It’s important to keep the students, or ‘products,’ happy,” Crookston said. “Though we can’t just let them slide through — it has to be rigorous. However, we must apparently be doing something right. Number one in student satisfaction is terrific.”last_img read more