Author: Joseph Hart

Hostile tweet from Crawford draws criticism

Miami University President Gregory Crawford came under fire over winter break for his tweet that called out former MU President David Hodge in a hostile manner. “So glad to see 2016 end with MU ranked second in undergraduate teaching,” the tweet, posted Jan. 5 of this year, started. “Took Pres. Hodge years to get there. Sad! Did it in my first.” Crawford, who is known for his bold and often provocative style of communication, has been criticized before for his use of social media. “Saw MTN interview with my wife,” Crawford tweeted last semester after a Miami Television News segment which featured his wife, Dr. Renate Crawford, aired. “Pathetic! Questions completely unfair. Student media is a partisan hack. MJF department is small potatoes.” Crawford also drew near universal scrutiny for exaggerated claims about the size and influence of his inauguration last semester. “Inauguration was beautiful with many, many young people. Biggest crowd in MU history. Entertaining. Hodge’s could’ve put coffee to sleep!,” his tweet from Oct. 11 2016, the day after his inauguration, read. Crawford’s incendiary remarks did not begin during his term as president. His ascension to the office was marked by consistently polarizing remarks that many thought would derail his chances to serve as president. “Look, when Ohio State or UC sends their transfers,” Crawford said at a speaking event in May of last year, “they’re not...

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Miami bowl game rescheduled to be even more inconvenient

By Joey Hart, Asst. Editorial Editor In coordination with the Mid American Conference and the Southeastern Conference, the NCAA has announced that the 2016 St. Petersburg Bowl kickoff time will be rescheduled to 4 a.m. on December 25. The bowl, which will feature the Miami Redhawks against the Mississippi State Bulldogs, was originally schedule for 11 a.m. on December 26. However, the NCAA released a statement Monday evening which said that the originally scheduled time “wasn’t inconvenient enough for players and fans” and needed to be even more arbitrary than originally planned. “We pride ourselves on creating a product...

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Phrase ‘love it or hate it’ not accurate in common usage

By Joey Hart, Asst. Editorial Editor “You either love it or you hate it.” It’s a phrase that often appears in conversation. It’s usually used by the speaker to describe something he/she has tried or experienced and that the listener has not. It could be about a movie, it could be about food, it could even be applied to people given the necessary pronoun changes. Despite its common prevalence, this phrase is almost never accurate as used. Is there really anything that exists that could only either be loved or hated by the person experiencing it? Certainly not. One...

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Poli-Sci major leaves Politico open on laptop to impress peers

By Joey Hart, Asst. Editorial Editor Jared Krauser, political science major, says he regularly leaves his laptop open with Politico articles on the screen to show other students that he knows about politics. Krauser, a sophomore, explains that he usually does this in general education classes so that other students know he is majoring in political science. He says he even leaves open videos on occasion to ensure that passersby notice what he has been browsing. “Yeah, it’s pretty cool that everyone is paying attention to politics right now because there’s an election,” Krauser says. “But I just want...

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Redhawks mascot put down after breaking wing

By Joey Hart, Asst. Editorial Editor Miami Redhawk mascot Swoop was put down late Wednesday afternoon after veterinarians determined his quality of life was severely hampered by a broken wing. The bird, which had served as Miami’s mascot for nine years, broke his wing last week throwing out T-shirts at a hockey game. Once veterinarians determined that there was no hope for recovery, he was fed a mixture of bird seed and strychnine and passed away about twenty minutes later. Sarah Plume, Swoop’s trainer and handler, said she was “deeply upset” to see him go. “Everyone who came into...

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