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Underclassmen prepare to leave campus

On Friday, March 13, Miami University President Greg Crawford sent an email to the student body informing them that a return to face-to-face instruction would not be possible this semester.  This announcement displaced many students in dorms, who were initially urged to move out by March 27. In an updated email from Dean of Students Kimberly Moore, students were informed that residence halls would close a week sooner, on March 21. Students may only stay on campus if absolutely necessary. 


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One year later: Delts hazing survivor tells his story

Laura Perino awoke to a barrage of text messages on Sunday, March 17, 2019 — one year ago today. The messages were from her son Tyler’s girlfriend. As her eyes began to focus on the bright screen, words began jumping out in her mind: hospital, police, he’s okay.  A feeling of panic washed over her. She would later find out that her son was hospitalized with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.231 — three times over the legal limit — after being violently assaulted at his fraternity’s big/little brother reveal event.


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Coronavirus works hard, but Miami students play harder

As soon as Miami University President Greg Crawford’s email was sent out detailing Miami’s plan to switch to remote learning until April 12 (now the rest of the semester), students started to celebrate. Bars opened, house parties began and Uptown liquor stores had lines wrapped around the aisles. 


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What now? Students regroup after U.S. presidential candidates drop out

Leading up to the presidential primary elections on March 3, known as Super Tuesday, a few Miami University students scrambled to figure out who they would support. These students had previously worked on campaigns for Democratic candidates that have since dropped out, such as Pete Buttigieg and Senator Elizabeth Warren. Now, they have had to regroup and decide where their support lies.


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Washington Post journalist and former Iranian prisoner speaks at Miami

Jason Rezaian spoke on Tuesday, March 3 at Miami University and the Oxford Lane Library. At the programs, he shared his experiences being imprisoned in Iran, promoting his book “Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison — Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out.” 


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Let’s talk about sex: family science professor aims to create a sexual health class

“Comprehensive sexuality education does not exist within the United States,” she said. “Since 1997, the United States government has only paid for abstinence-only education.” The Guttmacher Institute released a report about the sex education adolescents and young adults receive. Those who have received abstinence-only — or sexual risk avoidance — education are at higher risk for STIs, pregnancy and an early sexual debut.


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‘Armed Middletown suspect’ actually unarmed middle school girl, student to face legal charges 

At 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, a female student at Middletown Middle School responded to an auto-generated text from the district's student wellness center, reminding her of her appointment with the center, with a “threatened act of violence.” The student will face charges for “inducing panic” and will likely be in custody later today, said Middletown police chief David Birk, during a joint press conference with city schools’ superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. this afternoon.