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Author: Carleigh Turner

Support, understanding for sexual assault victims

To the Editor: Sexual assault is a largely underreported crime with two out of three sexual assaults going unreported, according to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2010-2014. As members of the Trauma and Emotion Regulation Lab at Miami University, we research many topics related to sexual assault including the tremendous emotional impact of these experiences. Emotions such as shame and guilt, both expressed in Ceili Doyle’s brave column last week, are significant, influential factors often underlying decisions not to report sexual assault crimes. After reading her column in last week’s Miami Student, we would like to acknowledge that Doyle’s...

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At MU, a spike in drinking violations

Arrests, disciplinary actions increase for third year in a row By Carleigh Turner, The Miami Student If you are going to get in trouble at Miami University, it’s probably going to be for drinking alcohol. Last year, Miami reported 856 liquor law violations that led to disciplinary action and 176 arrests due to liquor law violations, according to its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The numbers surpass last year’s 2014 totals, which included 794 disciplinary actions and 150 arrests. A year earlier, in 2013, Miami reported 643 disciplinary actions and 105 arrests. Susan Vaughn, director of the Office...

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‘Oxford’s favorite bar’ getting a facelift

Brick Street’s plan to add garage doors OK’d by Oxford historic commission  By Carleigh Turner, The Miami Student “Oxford’s favorite bar” will be getting a facelift. Oxford’s Historic and Architectural Preservation Commission (HAPC) signed off yesterday for Brick Street, 36 E. High St., to add two new garage doors on the patio side of its building. The project is an effort to relieve internal crowding and provide direct access from the inside of Brick Street to its patio, according to Michael Kohus, HAPC Chair. “I’ve been to Brick Street a couple of times, and there definitely is congestion sometimes on...

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Campus hosts mental health forum

By Carleigh Turner, The Miami Student Four months ago, two Miami university students sat down and began planning a way to improve mental health awareness on campus. The result was a Mental Health Forum, occurring Sept. 15 in Wilks Theater on campus. Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, Miami President Gregory Crawford and Oxford Mayor Kate Rousmaniere will all participate. This event, organized by Associated Student Government (ASG) Secretary for On-Campus Affairs James Oaks and President of Alpha Chi Omega Christine Broda, is an effort to address a growing interest and need for mental health awareness on Miami’s campus. “Anxiety...

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Survey exposes extent of rape at Miami

By Carleigh Turner, The Miami Student Over a quarter of female undergraduates living on Miami University’s Oxford campus reported being raped during their time at the university, according to the results from Miami’s Annual Climate Survey, obtained by The Miami Student in August. “[That statistic] is unacceptable,” said Claire Wagner, director of university news and communications. “We see figures close to this across the country, and I think some people have trouble believing it because they believe what they think their experience is.” In addition to the 26.3 percent of female undergraduate Oxford students who reported experiencing rape, the...

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