Emily Williams

Miami freezes in-state tuition for upcoming term

Tuition for Miami’s in-state students will not increase for the 2015-2016 school year due to an anticipated increase in state funding to the university. This decision was confirmed by the Board of Trustees at their meeting on June 26. Out-of-state students will now pay $30,233 for tuition at the Oxford campus, a 2 percent increase from the 2014-2015 tuition rate, while in-state students will continue to pay $13,533 for tuition and fees. For the 2014-2015 school year, the university implemented a 2 percent increase for both in-state and out-of-state students. The previous year, tuition was raised by 1.5 percent...

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Chair appointed for new department

Dr. Jana Braziel, a professor of Africana Studies at the University of Cincinnati, has been appointed to join Miami University as Chair of the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies this fall. The recommendation of Braziel for the position will be presented to the Board of Trustees at their meeting this week. The upcoming term will be the inaugural semester for the new department that will incorporate the existing programs of American Studies, Asian/Asian American Studies, Black World Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, as well as a new Global and Intercultural Studies...

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Impressions of the Fallen

“War is hell. But don’t blame the warriors,” he says, readjusting his cap that reads, “Vietnam Veteran.” It’s about four in the morning at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The granite wall is illuminated by dim lights that line the pathway. Two panels on the west wall are covered by 10-foot sheets of white paper which, for the past few hours, we’ve been covering with our thick granite pencils by the light of our phones and a couple headlamps. For the late hour, a surprising number of people have walked past, some stopping to ask what we’re...

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COIN opens tour at Brick

When the crowd of students gathered around Brick Street’s stage started chanting for another song, the members of the synth-pop band COIN looked at each other, puzzled. They didn’t have an encore planned. They talked among themselves for a moment as the crowd continued to cheer, lifting their half-empty plastic cups in the air, before Chase Lawrence, the band’s lead singer, stepped up to the mic again. “We haven’t played this song in two years,” Lawrence laughed, before drummer Ryan Winnen tapped out a beat and the four musicians slipped into another swirly, enigmatic tune. Lawrence and Winnen, along...

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