Events this Week, Feb. 27: Maple Syrup Festival & More

Events to catch this week on Miami’s campus and in Oxford Ghost Stories Gates-Abbeglen Theatre Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. These aren’t any ol’ round-the-campfire ghost stories. Come listen to Miami student vocalists, a live chamber orchestra and “The Chorus of the Dead” perform ghoulish operas at the Gates-Abbeglen Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts. The performance will include selections from Gustav Holst’s “Savitri” and “The Medium” by Gian Carlo Menotti. Art After Dark Armstrong Pavilion Friday at 9 p.m. Come fulfill your deep-seated desire to make arts and crafts at night. However, even if you’ve never...

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Three to run for Student Body President

Three student tickets filed petitions last week to run in the March 12 Student Body President and Vice President elections. The tickets are: – ASG Senator and former Student Trustee Alex Boster for president and ASG Senator Charles Kennick for vice president. – ASG Senator James Gale for president and ASG Secretary for Diversity and Inclusion Courtney Rose for vice president. – ASG Secretary for Alumni Relations Meaghan Murtagh for president and Delta Sigma Phi member Vince Smith for vice...

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IFC suspends Miami fraternity activities

Fraternities must initiate new members by Friday Miami University’s Interfraternity Council (IFC) is suspending all fraternity activities and ending its new member period early. The announcement came Tuesday after IFC received multiple reports of hazing. In a release, IFC called the alleged actions “antithetical to the pillars of Greek life” and noted that university investigations would begin “immediately.” All fraternities must have their new members formally initiated by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23. The university supports IFC’s decision to suspend fraternity activities, Miami University president Greg Crawford wrote in a statement. “We believe this is a productive first...

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Rise up, RedHawks: Let’s talk about sex

Sex in college is a mess. You’ve probably heard your parents or professors or some journalist refer to our sex lives as “hookup culture.” In most contexts, it’s negative and implies that we are constantly “hooking up” with one another, even though the term “hookup” can mean something vastly different to each person. It can range from making out to over-the-jeans groping to actual sex. Using it to talk about our encounters — however sexual they are — gives us the false sense that we’re being open about the subject. In reality, it lets us continue to dance around...

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Events this Week: February 20

Events to catch this week on Miami’s campus and in Oxford City Matters Wilks Theater on Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Hosted and moderated by The Miami Student editorial staff, this panel discussion will feature a mix of health, safety and government officials from Miami University and the city of Oxford. Tweet your questions @miamistudent using the hashtag #CityMatters during the event, and visit later this week for coverage of the forum. ‘Before the Future Disappears’ Fritz Pavilion A on Thursday, 5 to 6 p.m. As part of the Altman Program’s series, “Urban Futures,” research professor AbdouMaliq Simone will discuss...

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