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Gabbi Bright


Party culture combined with a pressure to maintain a certain image worsen eating disorders at Miami.

Maintaining the ‘Miami image’: The reality of disordered eating at a party school

With the spread of unattainable body ideals across social media, there has been a rise in disordered eating behavior among college-age people. Miami students are feeling the impact, especially at an intersection with the university’s reputation as a party school. “I do think the label and the celebration of [disordered eating] is more common now,” Ward said, explaining that Miami has had the reputation of a party school as long as she has been teaching at the university.



Roza Otunbayeva was the first female state-leader in all of Asia.

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.


‘I want to believe that Miami is headed in the right direction’

Over two weeks ago, Miami University students led a climate strike and confronted Miami President Greg Crawford and the Board of Trustees (BoT) at Marcum Conference Center to demand they take a stand on several sustainability issues on campus. In response to student outcry over Miami's lack of green policies, Miami’s Sustainability Committee held a public forum on Thursday, Oct. 3. The forum’s goal was to be more transparent about how Miami is addressing its climate impact.