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The term 'public ivy' originated in 1985.
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‘People think that it’s a weird thing to flex on:’ What does it mean to be a public ivy?

At Miami University, students see “public ivy” plastered around the campus — on water bottles, in the Shriver Center and even on posters in the bathroom. High school students see the term in the red and white Miami brochures that flood their mailboxes during recruiting season. “Public ivy” might be oddly enticing — but what does it mean? Does the meaning change once students are enrolled?


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ASG advocates for angel shots in Uptown bars

Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) wants to implement angel shots at Uptown bars to increase student safety. Angel shots are used at bars as a code for people who feel uncomfortable on a date or are in an unsafe situation to signal discreetly that they need help from the bartender. 


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Conservative group tries to buy influence in ASG

At least two Associated Student Government (ASG) cabinet members received emails offering scholarships and mentorship from the Campus Leadership Project (CLP), a mentorship program for student leaders and subset of Turning Point USA, a conservative nonprofit group. 


Passing cars honked in response to animal rights protestors outside the Oxford Courthouse.
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Animal cruelty bill coincides with two Oxford cases

Nine adults stood outside protesting in the rain, holding umbrellas in one hand and signs in the other as they gathered in front of the Oxford Courthouse to protest animal abuse.  One sign said “Honk 2 demand justice 4 animals.” While the group peacefully protested, many passing cars honked to share their ideals for animal protection.  There was a sense of comaraderie among them because they have all followed two animal cruelty cases — David Neanover’s and now Zichang Li’s — as both go through the court system.


Students lit 11 candles for the victims of the Tree of Life shooting.
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#ShowUpForShabbat memorializes one-year anniversary of Tree of Life Synagogue shooting

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.