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Rachel Berry

Sexual assault reports increase this semester

More Miami University students have reported being sexually assaulted in the last three months than in any other semester in recent history. The number of students reporting sexual assaults and choosing to follow through with the university’s complaint process through Miami’s community standards office has also increased this semester.  Since the beginning of the school year, Miami and Oxford police have received 40 sexual assault reports.

Spectrum and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion held a candlelight vigil to remember the lives of the at least 28 transgender people killed in 2019.

Students hold vigil to remember trans lives lost

Students circled around the seal, the candles in their hands illuminating their faces against the dark November night. The mood was somber, some people looking at the ground and others hugging their friends in acknowledgment of those they gathered to remember.  Spectrum and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion co-sponsored a candlelight vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, Nov. 20. 

Former Ohio governor John Kasich talked about the impact an ordinary citizen can have at his lecture on the Hamilton campus.

Kasich talks civility at regional campus

Former Ohio Governor John Kasich may have run as a Republican, but that isn’t the main way he chooses to identify himself.  “I’m an American more than anything else,” he said in an interview with The Miami Student. “I want to be respectful to people who are in the Republican Party; it’s my vehicle, but it has never been my master.”