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ASG approves budget, elects seven new senators

Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) elected seven new senators and approved its internal operating budget at its meetings on Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25.  ASG also heard a proposal from the university to eliminate paper diplomas in favor of an online system.


The ACLU is focusing on expanding voting rights this year.
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Ohio ACLU visits Oxford during 100th anniversary tour

Around 20 people of all ages congregate in a small room in Cru Gastro Lounge. They sip drinks from the bar, feast on hors d'oeuvres and chat. A small screen in the corner of the room cycles through advertisements for American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) initiatives 


Nadya Okatomo speaks to Miami students about the importance of finding their community and overcoming mental health struggles.
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‘Mental health is a journey:’ Miami holds annual mental health forum

Around 100 students and faculty attended the forum, which Rossi said ASG spent around $11,500 on. This money came from ASG’s finances leftover after funding student organizations. Okatomo cost less than past speakers, so organizers gave laptop stickers, wristbands and t-shirts that read “mental health matters” to attendees. 


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Farmer to select new dean

The search committee, chaired by College of Creative Arts Dean Liz Mullinix, is composed of 11 other members. These members include professors from a variety of FSB departments, a graduate student, an undergraduate student and a member of the FSB Business Advisory Council, which is a group made up of Miami alumni who currently work in various business-related fields.   Mullinix could not be reached for comment. But senior Collin O’Sullivan, the only undergraduate student on the committee, said he hopes to see a dean with “growth [and] great representation.”


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Hazing survivor wants to be voice for others: 10 former Delts sentenced, but most avoid jail time

Tyler Perino stood between his parents, Randy and Laura, while facing the judge in the Oxford Courthouse. A few rows behind him sat several former members of the Delta Tau Delta (Delts) fraternity, and just a few feet to his right stood another: Joshua Plaster, who had just pled guilty to hazing him.  Nine of the 18 former Delts charged in October pled guilty to hazing and received their sentences in court on Tuesday, Feb. 25, which mostly consist of fines.


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Through injustice, Black Miami students prevail

Since the era of Nellie Craig, the first black student to enroll at Miami in 1903, black students have been fighting for equality while also making history.  Jerry Williams ’39 and Myldred Boston Howell ’49, two of Miami’s earliest black students, are no exception.  Though they faced many obstacles, both prevailed and created a lasting impact on the Miami community.


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City of Oxford awarded for waste reduction

Oxford was recognized for its efforts to make city events more sustainable at City Council’s Feb. 18 meeting.  Carla Blackmar, founder of #Take3Oxford and an Oxford resident, presented the city with the Litter and Waste Reduction Award for Group Effort.


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