Hundreds gather for rally against white supremacy on Miami’s campus

As the sun began to set Wednesday evening, around 300 Miami University students and staff members, Oxford community members and others gathered in a protest against white supremacy. People of a range of ages, races and religions stood together in solidarity around the Sundial before marching around campus. The event began at 8:30 p.m., just as Mega Fair was wrapping up on Central Quad. Miami students De’Vante Montgomery and Clara Guerra organized the event on Facebook and had the support of several groups on campus such as F-Word, Spectrum and College Democrats. Speakers at the rally included Spectrum president...

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Miami welcomes the class of 2021

Filling the shady grass and walkways of the Hub, the 3,864 members of Miami University’s class of 2021 were welcomed by President Greg Crawford during Convocation 2017 last Friday morning. The class of 2021 was chosen from an applicant pool of over 30,255 students with an average ACT score of 28.3. Over half of the students come from Ohio while the rest span 43 states and 18 countries. The current first-year class is the most diverse class in Miami’s 208-year history with 16.9 percent of domestic students of color. Additionally, 8.4 percent of students are international and 15.2 percent...

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The secret lives of retired Miami professors

By Audrey Davis, News Editor Allan Winkler’s study in his Oxford home is filled with books — hundreds of books that line the shelves built into the wall. The room is cozy. A dog crate sits on the floor with a bed and chew toy inside. A few guitars are placed on their stands. Pictures and papers fill the desks. It’s a room where Allan clearly spends much of his time. He spent seven years teaching history at the University of Oregon and five years at Yale University before moving to Oxford to accept the position as chair of...

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The regulars of the Oxford Coffee Company

By Audrey Davis, News Editor James Beare and Bill Baker sit outside of Oxford Coffee Company wearing winter coats and gloves with coffees in hand. It’s a chilly Monday morning. The temperature is barely above freezing, but the bright sun makes it seem a little more bearable. There are no open chairs out front, so Bill hurries inside to grab another chair for me because “we can do things like that here,” he says. James and Bill have been coming here for the past two years. They can be found sitting in the same spots on almost any given...

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An enthusiastic Crawford couple hosts first spin-in movie

By Audrey Davis, News Editor I arrive at the Rec Center around 8:50 p.m. — about 10 minutes before the Spin-In Movie with the Crawfords begins. I wanted to get here early in hopes of claiming a spot. I had shamefully been waitlisted. I walk into the Rec Center Forum and make my way to the very back where a large projector screen shows the DVD menu of “McFarland USA.” In front of the screen, students sit on stationary bikes, waiting to be told what to do next. I check in at the front table and am told that...

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