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Affirmative action: Miami’s ‘holistic approach’ to admissions

A recent federal district court upheld affirmative action — a decision that is being appealed — which could affect Miami University’s admission’s policies.  This month, a federal district court ruled in favor of Harvard University’s race-conscious admissions process. Some Asian students felt that Harvard’s admissions process was discriminatory toward them and argued that race should not be a factor in admissions. If this case goes to the Supreme Court, there is a chance that affirmative action could be overturned. 


OPD held its second annual pink badge fundraiser.
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OPD raises money for those battling breast cancer

Dealing with the effects of cancer is a personal issue for Oxford Police Department (OPD) Lieutenant Lara Fening. When she was a year old, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Growing up, she saw the effects of a mastectomy and worried about the cancer returning.  


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A sticky situation

A key component in chocolate milk, a delicious addition to ice cream, an ingredient in a multitude of desserts — there are many, many uses for chocolate syrup.  But a topping for an automobile? That’s a new one.


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Miami student faces animal abuse charges

A Miami University student is facing animal cruelty charges after an Oxford Police Department (OPD) officer said she found the student’s dog starving and sitting in its own urine.  Sophomore Zichang Li is being charged with cruelty to animals, a second degree misdemeanor. If convicted, she faces 90 days in jail and a $750 fine. 


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The thrills of local politics

The Miami Student will host its second City Council candidate debate in recent history on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Shriver Center’s John Dolibois Room. 


Members of the Oxford Deer Management Program are required to donate the first of the two deer they kill per year to the Community Meal Center in Hamilton.
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Deer me! Oxford hunters feed the hungry

As the first month of Ohio’s bow hunting season comes to an end, the Community Meal Center’s pantry fills with hunks of venison, enough to feed several Hamilton families this winter.  Members of the Oxford Deer Management Program kill, or “harvest,” deer to feed those in need and strengthen the environment, said member Jeremy Ritzier.


Students walk around Cook Field in high heels to raise awareness for sexual assault survivors.
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Walking the walk for sexual assault awareness

Matt Eiser, a fifth year psychology major stood at the check-in table, gazing down at the black suede stilettos with gold studs that he had picked to wear for the duration of the event. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an annual event to spread awareness for sexual and interpersonal violence, was about to begin. 


A twitter account popped up to express student concerns over the campus sprinklers.
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Sprinkler malfunctions turn students’ heads

Recently, Miami University students have noticed an influx of sprinkler-related issues on campus, ranging from water pelting students who are walking down the middle of the sidewalks, to sprinklers shooting water directly at the walls of residence halls and academic buildings. Some students are concerned that the poor placement of these sprinklers are causing harm to the campus. 


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Miami offering new full-tuition scholarship for Ohio applicants

Hoping to draw in more in-state students, Miami University has implemented the Ohio Governor’s Scholarship (OGS), a new merit-based full-tuition scholarship for Ohio students applying for the fall 2020 school year. One applicant from each of the 88 Ohio counties will be granted this scholarship.


Roza Otunbayeva was the first female state-leader in all of Asia.
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The woman behind Central Asia’s ‘island of democracy’ 

As President Roza Otunbayeva took her seat on stage, a hush fell over the audience in Wilks Theater. The former president of Kyrgyzstan, the first and, so far, only female head of state in Central Asia, sat across from Miami University associate political science professor, Hannah Chapman. Their discussion about Krgyzstan’s history, democratization and the future was a part of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies’ annual lecture series.


Petitioners flocked to Miami's campus to garner signatures on their petition in the midst of a debate on a nuclear bailout.
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Petitioners supporting nuclear bailout target Miami students

If you are asked to sign a petition on campus this week, keep two things in mind: a signature could mean Ohioans will pay 85 cents more a month for energy, and you are stepping into the middle of a complicated dispute involving a new Ohio law aimed at bailing out two failing nuclear plants near Akron.


Evie Semertzides was born in Greece and was inspired by her family's olive trees to start an olive oil business.
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A little dribble of Crete, Greece at the Oxford farmers market

Every Saturday, 68-year-old Evie Semertzides stands behind her table anxiously waiting to sell her home grown olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette at the Oxford Farmers Market.  The warm smell of pressed olives wafts throughout the aisle of her booth. She greets customers with a slight smile on her face, and asks about their day.  She eagerly waits for new customers to taste her olive oil on neatly cut focaccia bread that she has brought from home. 


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