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Chloe Murdock

Contributing writer Chloe Murdock is a junior who is studying journalism and international studies with a concentration in global cultural relations. After she initially majored in strategic communication she tried to avoid writing for The Student, but the siren’s call of potential stories in Oxford, Ohio, pulled her in and convinced Chloe to change her major. Her first story was about crying over cold tortillas out of homesickness, and since then she has written culture, opinion and news articles on topics ranging between a speech from one of the Central Park Five and how a single student decided to spend Valentine’s Day. Chloe also regularly writes and edits “slow journalism” pieces for The Miami Student Magazine. She also juggles a remote marketing internship, executive board decisions on Miami’s martial arts club and a purple belt in taekwondo. Her favorite stories are the ones that motivate people to feel or do something after reading.

The path to being a completely age-friendly university is a long one, but one that Miami has started down in recent years. Photo provided by Jaime Wojcik.

Miami’s new age-friendly status still has growing to do

  Miami University entered the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network just three weeks ago. The AFU Global Network ties Miami to a commitment – with about 69 other universities – to increase education and other services for older people outside the traditional college student age range. The workgroup outlined a plan in its AFU application to develop webinars geared toward faculty on age-inclusive education that would cover topics like diversity.  

Mandatory POUND cards track sexual activity between COVID-19 tests

Students received Mandatory POUND cards after completing COVID-19 tests upon arrival to the Oxford campus. The controversial new section of Miami’s Healthy Together plan includes a punch card for each student that tracks any and all sexual encounters between their random COVID-19 tests. 

“OxVegas forever” group chat buoys 150+ students through quarantine

  Four days after classes went online, an unofficial Miami GroupMe chat with 156 members and counting was born.  Junior Jannie Kamara started the chat on March 17, a day before she was elected president of Associated Student Government (ASG). Since then, the “OxVegas forever” chat, with its daily barrage of messages, has served as a source of support and entertainment for its members.