College Dems and Republicans debate Ohio race for governor, tax bill

Dozens of Miami University’s most zealous political activists filed into the auditorium. The air was filled with an unmistakable tension. A student wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat walked past one wearing a “Make America Gay Again” hat, matched with a pair of rainbow socks. On Wednesday, Nov. 29, the Miami University College Democrats and College Republicans faced off in a debate in Shideler Hall from 8:15 to 9:30 pm. The debate was sponsored by the Janus Forum and moderated by Madeleine Zick, the president of the Janus Forum. The College Republicans were represented by graduate student Caleb...

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Mike DeWine visits Oxford on ‘Fight the Crisis’ tour

Miami alumnus and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine visited Oxford last night, Nov. 14, to discuss his plan to tackle the opioid crisis as a part of his three-day “Fight the Crisis” tour. The major emphasis of his speech was on jobs, public education and the opioid abuse in Ohio. DeWine, who is seeking election as the governor of Ohio in the 2018 gubernatorial election spoke to students and community members from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Oxford Community Arts Center. DeWine will face three other candidates in the Republican primary for the 2018 gubernatorial race. Incumbent governor...

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New initiative aims to prevent sexual assault, harassment at bars

Butler County’s Women Helping Women activist organization is looking to implement the Cincinnati chapter’s bartender training program with regards to sexual assault and harassment. The program is meant to provide victims or potential victims of sexual assault with help to get out of uncomfortable situations in bars. Women Helping Women is hoping to address this issue to the fullest extent in the Oxford bar community. “When we met with people who work in the bar industry in Cincinnati, they very much felt this was a pressing issue,” said Kendra Massey, vice president of programming at Women Helping Women. Massey...

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New ORL head plans future of residence life

After  completing her Ph.D. here and working in residential life since 2007, Dr. Vicka Bell-Robinson has been an integral part of the Miami University community for over a decade. This year, she was appointed as the Director of the Office of Residence Life. Bell-Robinson’s familiarity with the Miami campus and substantial background in working with residence life provides a positive and exciting future for housing at Miami University. The Miami Student sat down with Bell-Robinson to discuss her outlook for the future of Miami residence life and her mission to solve residence-based issues. TMS: Now that you have been...

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