BAM 2.0 may be the most recent activist movement at Miami, but it’s far from the first. Miami has a rich history of such movements, which can be traced back 55 years to the Freedom Summer training that took place at the Western College for Women, now part of Miami, in 1964.
Nicholas Shaw, a first-year student who started at Miami University this fall, served a six-day jail sentence in July 2019 after he was found guilty in relation to sexually assaulting a young woman last year.
After the shooting last year, #ShowUpForShabbat became a worldwide initiative to show support for the grieving Jewish community. People of all ages, religions and backgrounds expressed their sympathy and stood by the community in unity. This year, Hillel and Chabad wanted to keep this initiative alive along with the memories of those who lost their lives. Both organizations opened their arms, inviting the Miami University community to participate in a special Shabbat service and memorialize alongside them.
In the back corner of Western Campus stands Peabody Hall, a building that does far more than just house residents. Students like Jannie Kamara, a junior individualized studies major, enter Peabody to pursue an entirely unique course of study — one of their own making.
A recent federal district court upheld affirmative action — a decision that is being appealed — which could affect Miami University’s admission’s policies. This month, a federal district court ruled in favor of Harvard University’s race-conscious admissions process. Some Asian students felt that Harvard’s admissions process was discriminatory toward them and argued that race should not be a factor in admissions. If this case goes to the Supreme Court, there is a chance that affirmative action could be overturned.
Devon Marion, a first-year at Miami University has been charged with three counts of creating or distributing child pornography and four counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor under the Butler County Circuit Courts.
I am a parent of two Miami University graduates and one current student. It is always fun to attend events in Oxford and see the talent of the students during parent’s weekend.
A Miami University student is facing animal cruelty charges after an Oxford Police Department (OPD) officer said she found the student’s dog starving and sitting in its own urine. Sophomore Zichang Li is being charged with cruelty to animals, a second degree misdemeanor. If convicted, she faces 90 days in jail and a $750 fine.
As the first month of Ohio’s bow hunting season comes to an end, the Community Meal Center’s pantry fills with hunks of venison, enough to feed several Hamilton families this winter. Members of the Oxford Deer Management Program kill, or “harvest,” deer to feed those in need and strengthen the environment, said member Jeremy Ritzier.
Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) held an election and approved student organization funding for the remainder of the fall semester at last week’s meeting.
Emmanuel “Manny” Adams started creating and producing songs as a freshman in high school. Now, a sophomore at Miami University, he’s built his love for music into the production company NBD Records, LLC.
Recently, Miami University students have noticed an influx of sprinkler-related issues on campus, ranging from water pelting students who are walking down the middle of the sidewalks, to sprinklers shooting water directly at the walls of residence halls and academic buildings. Some students are concerned that the poor placement of these sprinklers are causing harm to the campus.
Hoping to draw in more in-state students, Miami University has implemented the Ohio Governor’s Scholarship (OGS), a new merit-based full-tuition scholarship for Ohio students applying for the fall 2020 school year. One applicant from each of the 88 Ohio counties will be granted this scholarship.
"Are we better off now than four years ago?" For former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former California Senator Barbara Boxer, the answer was mixed during last Wednesday’s biannual Janus forum.
Another member of Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) has resigned after posting an intolerant photo in a group chat.
The fall 2019 Janus forum will feature a debate between former Republican Governor Scott Walker from Wisconsin and former California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer on the successes and failures of the Trump presidency.