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Delts face jail

Eighteen current and former Miami University students and former brothers of the Delta Tau Delta (Delts) fraternity have been charged with a total of 68 counts of misdemeanor assault and hazing. The charges come one month after Miami suspended the fraternity for repeatedly assaulting a new member last spring during a fraternity brother Big/Little Reveal event.


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College of Creative Arts redesigns windows, causing controversy

The Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) recently added a series of stencils in dramatic poses to the window in the building’s southern common area. The stencils showed only skinny models that some thought weren’t representative of the entire Theatre Department. Elizabeth Mullinix, dean of the College of Creative Arts (CCA), said the design was meant to unify the CCA buildings and to create a “brand” for the college. 


NEWS

New Miami provost devotes his life to learning

Jason Osborne loved college so much he decided he never wanted to leave.  Osborne never set out to become a provost; he just knew he wanted a job where he could keep learning. The university has always been his playground. As Miami University’s provost, or chief academic officer, Osborne spends much of his time in Roudebush Hall studying how to improve Miami as an academic institution.


NEWS

Clothesline Project lifts survivors’ stories out of email inboxes

Last semester, during a shift at Paesano’s Pasta House, junior Alyssa Burnett went in the back to check her phone and saw two safety bulletin sexual assault report emails. After realizing that she had to walk home alone, Burnett began making plans. There would be no headphones, no stops in Armstrong and, even though her calves ached from standing all evening at work, no loitering.  She is not alone in her realizations or in her fear. 


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Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity to return

Miami University’s Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) fraternity has begun the process of “recolonization” after being suspended in the fall of 2017. An informal recruitment process is beginning this fall, and formal recruitment for freshmen will take place during the spring of 2020. 


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'Days of old and days to be'

Two years ago, Jaylen Perkins and dozens of other students in the Black Action Movement (BAM) 2.0 demanded action from the university on diversity and inclusion. Only after several demonstrations did they get a meeting with administrators. But today, Perkins does not have to demand a seat in the rooms where decisions are made. He’s the student body president.


FOOD

Institute for Food hosts open house at farm

The Institute for Food at Miami University hosted an open house on Friday, Sept. 20 at its farm. The event coincided with the United Nations Global Climate Summit.  During the open house, attendees could pick their own cherry tomatoes, purchase salsa and posters at a table in the front of the farm and tour the farm. A handful of people participated in the first hour of the event.


NEWS

‘Rather than thriving we are trying to survive’

Over 200 people gathered in Wilks Theater to participate in the Diversity Affairs Council’s (DAC) second annual Inclusion Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The forum served to create a dialogue between administration and the student body concerning issues about diversity and inclusion at Miami University.


NEWS

RedHawk Ventures plans for $1.5 million fund

Miami’s student-led business organization RedHawk Ventures announced in early August plans to raise a $1.5 million fund this school year. RedHawk Ventures allows students to invest in start-up businesses, helping them get off the ground using venture capital (the practice of funding early stage firms based on high growth potential).


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