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Canvas update allows students to specify preferred pronouns

Canvas, the online learning platform Miami University uses, released an update this January that allows students to display their pronouns on their Canvas profile. The update, located in the Settings tab of Canvas, was adopted by Miami this fall after being implemented on a school-by-school basis across the country.  


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What happens if Butler County goes to Level Four?

For weeks, Butler County has hovered on the edge of Level Four Purple, the highest risk level for COVID-19, according to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. Official state guidance recommends residents at this level leave their homes only for essential supplies and services. 


Students from marginalized groups talk about how the confirmation of Amy Comey Barret could impact them.
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Marginalized groups voice fears over Supreme Court nomination

In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade. In 2015, it ruled on Obergefell v. Hodges. These two landmark cases ruled that women had the right to have an abortion, and same-sex couples had the right to marriage. With the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, many marginalized students at Miami University are now fearful that these decisions could be overturned. 


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ASG’s secretary for off-campus affairs resigns

 In an Oct. 25 letter addressed to the executive cabinet of Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG), Megan Hess, ASG’s secretary for off-campus affairs, resigned from her position. Hess’ resignation will be effective Nov. 10, provided someone is elected to replace her. 


With 40% less students on campus, dining halls are struggling with staffing.
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Dining halls face employee shortages

Miami University students are constantly rushing between classes, clubs, jobs, social events, sleeping and eating. Lunch or dinner for students often means sprinting to their dining hall of choice and grabbing a quick meal between Zoom calls. 


Essential workers in Oxford are nervous to confront non-mask wearers in fear of retalliation.
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Letting the mask of responsibility slip

Despite City Council's face covering ordinance and Miami University President Greg Crawford's presidential request, Oxford businesses are still reporting problems with customers not covering their faces indoors.  

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