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Letter to the Editor | Despite opposition, Bishop Woods revamp seeks to be a positive change for Miami community

I am writing this letter to help clarify any misunderstandings that might have occurred regarding the changes being planned for Bishop Woods. The objective of the Bishop Woods plan, as outlined by Vincent Cirrito, who is Miami's landscape architect, is to "continue the transition of this woode-lot into a distinct landscape in the center of campus life that welcomes students, allows connections with nature, is safe throughout the day and season, educationally inspiring and a place to reflect while protecting the native species of trees, plants, birds and animals that call Bishop Woods home."


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.

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