The room resembles most other university common areas. Bean bag chairs and futons with throw pillows rest on the wooden floor. Flyers advertising on-campus events hang from the walls. Autumn decorations adorn the cozy brick fireplace. Baskets of snacks and school supplies are available on various tables and desks. On a central table lies a stack of small leaflets. At the top of each, above an illustration of crushed red party cups, reads the question, “Have You Had 1 Too Many 1 Too Many Times?” This is The Haven at College, Miami’s new outpatient center for students struggling with addiction or alcohol abuse. Located on the second floor of the Interfaith Center at 16 S. Campus, The Haven offers a variety of recovery programs and outpatient services, including individual counseling, group therapy and student-led recovery programs. However, the space also functions as a safe, inclusive spot where any students can gather to study or relax. “It’s a safe place, a haven, where they can come and hang out and live a college life,” said Janae Arno, a student care manager at The Haven at Miami. The Haven is a national organization aimed at creating a safe and supportive recovery community for college students. It currently operates at five universities and was approached by Miami last October after the treatment and recovery work group of Miami’s Alcohol Coordinating Committee determined...Read More
As we finish up midterms and put the closing touches on our mid-semester essays, it’s time to put the books away, let our brains relax and have some fun on Fall Break. Yes, it may just be one day off of school that gets conveniently labeled a “vacation,” but this long weekend is actually a perfect opportunity to either go home and unwind, or embark on a mini-adventure of your own. Whether you’ve already made plans or not, we’ve got you covered. From tips and tricks to surviving your road trip, to nearby attractions for those remaining in Oxford,...Read More
The bunnies dot the grassy lawn atop Pyramid Hill. Some lean back, relaxed, their droopy ears flopping on the ground. Others stand tall on their hind legs, reaching up with their curious noses, sniffing the leaves of the trees. The park is their playground, and they can be spotted across the hill, exploring, enjoying the calm and misty environment. These bunnies aren’t small and furry, however. They’re massive, inflated, and illuminated. They’re also part of one of the most highly acclaimed public art installations in the world. “Intrude” is a spectacle-sized work consisting of five inflatable rabbits that are...Read More
Nestled in the mountainous woods an hour east of Lexington, KY, lies the cozy town of Campton. It’s a veritable one-road village, the route 11 Mountain Parkway snaking its way through the terrain, sheer rock faces rising up on either side of the street. Not many people recognize Campton by name, but whether you’re at the bouldering wall at the Rec or leading a pitch on El Capitan in Yosemite, if you talk to any rock climber, they know the area: This is the Red River Gorge. With a wide variety of towering rock walls featuring plenty of crags...Read More
Sep 19, 2017 | News
Last Thursday, roughly 30 students, faculty members and university employees dotted the seats of Kreger 319, a spacious lecture hall. They’d gathered for a Graduate Students of All Nations event, a Mindfulness Week session led by Miami grad student Ancilleno Davis in which international students and faculty were invited to share stories of their experiences at Miami. Apart from Leno himself, very few international students were in the crowd. Notably absent were the authors of the stories, the very individuals Leno organized the event to feature. Though they were eager to write and share their stories, they ultimately didn’t...Read More
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