In September 2020, Miami University President Greg Crawford signed the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitment (PCLC), kickstarting a new era of carbon neutrality and climate resilience at Miami. Now, the university has put together the Climate Action Task Force (CATF) to bring its plans to fruition, with a student representative on board.
In October 2019, Josie Carter was sexually assaulted on Miami’s campus.
After he was projected to win Pennsylvania on Saturday morning, Joe Biden became the next President-Elect of the United States. Biden finished his campaign with 290 electoral votes, according to the Associated Press, and more than 75 million popular votes, the most cast for any presidential candidate in American history.
Miami will follow the lead of universities like Ohio State in the decision to eliminate the traditional, week-long spring break and replace it with five “reading days” throughout the 2021 spring semester.
The week before classes start each fall, around 250 students dot the football field at Yager Stadium, each on a specific mark. Practicing morning to night, they create a wall of sound that fills campus. Once school starts, they are the life of football games and beacons of school spirit. This year, the stadium is silent.
Like most buildings on campus, MacMillan Hall, home to International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), has seen little to no student traffic for the past few months since Miami University transitioned to remote learning — and it may stay that way throughout the semester.
I got into my car for the first time in more than a week. My sister, Sara, loaded our two maltese-poodles into the back seat, and she crawled into the front passenger side. I started down the driveway and turned out of our cul-de-sac, sprinkles of rain hitting my windshield.
When I wasn’t scrolling through my feed, I felt like I was missing out. When I was scrolling through my feed, I felt like I was missing out. I couldn’t win.