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Letter to the Editor | Make Bishop Woods better without degrading it

I read with interest the Letter to the Editor about Bishop Woods by Vincent Cirrito, Miami's Landscape Architect, in Tuesday's issue of The Miami Student. Mr. Cirrito does an excellent job summarizing the unique history of this piece of natural forest between Hughes Laboratory and Upham, Culler and Shideler Halls. I also applaud his leadership in drafting a plan to make Bishop Woods more accessible. While that plan was only briefly described in his letter, I saw a more complete presentation of the plan on Feb 11, when it was presented to members of Miami University's Natural Areas Committee.


Joining in: Greek life gives students a sense of belonging

In reference to the effects of Greek Life at Miami, the more resonating notions proposed by The Editorial Board seemed to be in regards to identity: how first-years' clean identity slates are "crushed" by Greek Life. The piece assumes a more unified campus would be the result of scrapping unnecessary Greek organizations altogether.


Mobilizing Anger: reimagining our roles as educators in an age of Ferguson

In the wake of the killing of Michael Brown and the continued uprisings in Ferguson as well as others unpublicized, Dominique C. Hill, Stephen John Quaye, and Mahauganee D. Shaw (faculty members in the College of Education, Health, and Society) organized a town hall to bring the Miami community together to make sense of these events. The purpose of the town hall was to examine the creative potential of this moment. Structured as a working session, this event offered insights into this particular moment in the United States, while brainstorming what we (as individuals within higher education) could do to actively engage in and shape this moment.


Call and response: discussing the decision to run an anonymous letter

As a journalist for 15 years and as a teacher of journalism at Southern Illinois University and Miami University for more than 25 years, I believe I have the expertise to comment on The Miami Student's decision to publish an anonymous letter that, to me, seemed a blanket condemnation of international students, particularly those from China.


What Miami’s identity means for regional campus students

What do the Middletown and Hamilton campuses look like? What kinds of courses are taught there? Have you ever met a Middletown or Hamilton student? I have been a student at Miami Oxford for all of one semester, so you may assign appropriate weight to my comments, but I would assume 90 percent of Oxford students have never even seen the Middletown or Hamilton campuses, let alone met a student or taken a class at either of these campuses.

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