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Student organizations respond to killing of George Floyd

In the weeks following the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, several student organizations at Miami University have released statements responding to their deaths and calling for action. Though all of these statements condemned the killings themselves, some organizations had differing perspectives on the protests that followed.


Workers in Oxford's liquor stores are worried about returning students who don't wear masks when buying alcohol.
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‘It’s pretty selfish’: Returning students aren’t social distancing, or wearing masks in liquor stores

Inside Oxford Spirits, a throng of students eager to stock up on alcohol wrapped around the liquor store and out the door. Viral videos on social media captured students laughing while clutching six-packs of Corona.  It was Tuesday, March 10, just hours after Miami University President Greg Crawford announced classes would move online for the next month due to the novel coronavirus.


Miami previews its "one-of-a-kind" virtual commencement experience.
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Virtual 2020 Commencement controversy

Last week, Miami University released a preview image of the class of 2020’s virtual commencement on Instagram which raised mixed reactions and had some students questioning if the university was taking the ceremony seriously.  


Visiting faculty member Michael Scoggins (center), who has been teaching two-credit-hour social dance classes at Miami for 17 years is losing his job due to budget cuts across the university. A group of his undergraduate assistants (UAs) have made a separate petition to reinstate him. 
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Students speak out in support of visiting professors

When two Miami University sophomores found out many current faculty members won’t have a job at the university in the fall, they knew they had to do something. Makayla Archer and Ruku Pal heard about the changes from friends and professors and came across a petition put out by Miami’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors, an advocacy group for faculty.  


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