I’ve been surprised — and, honestly, really disappointed — at the amount of casual dialogue surrounding suicide I’ve heard here at Miami University. Casual dialogue, not in a comfortable conversational way, but in an inconsiderate, joking manner.
In a recent Twitter poll put out by The Miami Student, a clear majority of the 28 voters — 53.6% — agreed that the new “zonal” parking system was not easy to use/understand.
Fifty years ago, the infamous then-President Richard Nixon signed into law what is today known as Title IX, leading to a 545% increase in women’s collegiate sports participation since its inception. The only problem? Hardly any of us have noticed.
At the time of writing this, I’m only a week into my sophomore year, but I have made a full one-eighty from last year in terms of feeling comfortable on campus. You just have to give it time and “trust the process.”
If you’re going to have vegetarian options on your menus, you’d better have the food to serve them to hungry vegetarians on your campus.
By the way, the deadline to change a class to credit/no credit is today, in case that, you know, matters.
The Miami administration are trying their very hardest to wish away COVID — to simply manifest that it no longer affects college life. Unfortunately, COVID and its variants (especially the new, more antibody-resistant ones like BA.5) just don’t work like that.
A union contract will enable a more collaborative, transparent and mutually responsive relationship between faculty and the administration. Tell Miami leadership to LET US VOTE.
We steadfastly believe that change must be systemic, transformative and ongoing for students to learn, grow, thrive and experience belonging in our community. While Miami has taken significant steps to make changes, work remains to be done.