In past 10 years, SAT scores steadily increase

By Angela Hatcher, For The Miami Student First-year Kristie Cordeiro didn’t know the score she needed on her SAT to get in to Miami. “I knew I needed to do well,” Cordeiro said. “But I didn’t know if there was a ‘magic number’ or something that would be the key to my acceptance.” She scored a 1910. “It was a lot of work, but it was enough to get me in,” Cordeiro said. “That’s all that matters to me.” Cordeiro, a biology and economics double major, is not alone when wondering whether there is a “magic number” that is...

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Large classes increase as Miami student body grows, student engagement impacted

By Angela Hatcher, For The Miami Student It’s 11:30 on a Friday morning. Miami University first-year Darshini Parthasarathy shuffles around in her seat as she prepares for her professor’s anthropology lecture. Her laptop is open, Google Docs at the ready. She is eager for the lesson to begin. Compare her demeanor to the 291 other students who sit around her in a wild disarray, Twittering and Tindering, and you would think that Parthasarathy is a diamond in the rough. “I’m really focused compared to the majority,” she says, chuckling. “But I’m here to learn.” Parthasarathy is among the many...

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