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Tang Dynasty fails to pay employees

Tang Dynasty, a restaurant located on West High Street in Oxford and partially managed by a Miami University sophomore, neglected to pay its employees, according to court documents and the account of a former cook. 


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The man behind the music

Since its construction in 2001, walking past and listening to Pulley Tower's tunes has become an everyday experience for students, professors and staff alike. Yet the tower’s history and how songs are selected to be played remain a mystery to many.


Sarah Strack met with Governor Mike Dewine to advocate for anti-distracted driving legislation.
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Miami student advocates against distracted driving

After the accident, Sarah and Kathy also became more aware and constantly noticed people on their phones while driving. They would notice people checking messages at a stoplight and continuing to look down once the light turned green, and Sarah would receive Snapchats from her friends while they were driving.  Sarah got annoyed when friends would say, “It’s not a big deal.


Sparks will be moving back to Kentucky, her home state.
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Chief marketing and communications officer resigns

During her time at Miami, Sparks is proud of the impact she’s made in organizing the UCM department and the restructuring of Miami’s website that will be revealed later this year.  In addition to these projects, Sparks has also led the charge in creating the “From Now On” commercial campaign, which involved rebranding Miami for prospective students and alumni.


Melissa Thomasson is looking forward to leading new initiatives as the first female chair of the economics department.
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Miami appoints first female economics chair 

Before making history here, Thomasson began her career at a small liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, called the University of Puget Sound. There, she remembers being one of two women in classes of only seven students.  “Everyone talked about that picture of Nancy Pelosi in the cabinet where she’s the only woman, and I think I know what that feels like,” Thomasson said.  “I’ve gotten used to it,” she added.  


Fraternity potential new members say they aren't concerned about hazing.
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Fraternities take new steps to move past Delts hazing and build trust

“We can't just sit in an office and make rules,” Vance said. “We've got to provide education and hear the voices of the students, the alumni, the various stakeholders in the community, and bring people together around common ideals. [We have to] help people focus on the fact that we’re values-based organizations, and what is it that we really value?”


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The long road to sustainability at Miami

Adam Sizemore sits in the dark. Down a narrow hallway of the Physical Facilities Department, behind a heavy door wired to a buzzing lock — one that can only be opened when an administrative assistant is at the window — Miami University’s Sustainability Director leans back in his office chair. The low afternoon sunlight comes through the blinds, dusting pieces of the room, the rest in comfortable shadow. “I figure, why waste electricity, right?” he said. 


When Perry Gordon found out about the recent 39 layoffs, he was reminded of his own painful layoff experience.
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‘It gets better after 10 years:’ Former Miami employee recounts his 2010 layoff

When he got the call, Perry Gordon was walking down Oak Street, braving the cold winter weather to write parking tickets on Miami University's campus. This wasn’t typically part of his job as the director of parking and transportation services, a position he had held since September 2007.  That day, though — Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 — was a slow one.  “You need to get to HR,” his wife, Kate Stoss, said, on the other end of the line.  “You need to get to Roudebush right away.” 


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Impeachment — then vs. now

Miami University’s political climate has changed quite a bit over the past 20 years and, in turn, so has the way students discuss major current events, such as impeachment.


Paws for a Cause members try to educate people on the correct way to act around service dogs.
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‘Can I pet your dog?’: A look into service animal training on campus

A black German retriever trots up the steps of McGuffey Hall, gathering stares from other students sharing the path. Although most either ignore or smile at the dog, one student shrinks into a corner and turns their head away from her path — afraid. Two others rush to the next corner, embracing each other as one begins to cry.


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How social media has changed the way we view death

Through videos, tweets, photos and boomerangs, social media is used to showcase the best side of life. We scroll through our feeds to see the faces of friends, family and celebrities accompanied by loving or witty captions. But after someone dies, their social media accounts immediately become time capsules.


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