Miami names Marc Rubin dean of Farmer School

Accountancy professor Marc Rubin has been named dean of Miami University’s Farmer School of Business. Rubin has served as interim dean of the Farmer School since July of last year. Rubin was appointed interim dean after former dean Matthew Myers left Miami to serve as dean of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. A Miami graduate himself, Rubin received his bachelor of science in accounting in 1975. During his time at the university, Rubin met his Miami merger wife, served as a resident assistant in Symmes Hall and studied under the late accountancy...

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‘Safe Ride’ driver Jackson indicted on rape, sexual battery charges

Oxford ‘Safe Ride’ driver Sherman Jackson II was arraigned Tuesday in the Butler County Court of Common Pleas on three counts of felony rape and three counts of sexual battery. The formal indictment comes after Sherman, 37, allegedly assaulted two female Miami University students over a two-night period from the early morning of Dec. 8 to the morning of Dec. 9. During the indictment proceedings, Jackson was represented by Christopher Pagan and Sarah Nelson, attorneys for the Middletown firm Repper-Pagan law.  Documents filed by the Oxford Police Department describe Sherman picking the women up in his cab — a 2001 Chevy Suburban — and, in both cases, refusing to take them to their stated destinations before sexually assaulting them. The report of the first assault was initiated after one of the students called 911 from Jackson’s Safe Ride cab. Over a series of three calls to police on Friday, Dec. 8, from 12:36 a.m. to about 12:50 a.m., the first woman asked the dispatcher for help and repeatedly asked her assailant: “Please, let me out.” After OPD impounded his vehicle on Dec. 9, Jackson voluntarily accompanied officers to the Oxford Police Station. There, he admitted to assaulting both women as well as realizing they were both visibly drunk, according to court documents. Jackson was initially charged with two counts of rape and two counts of kidnapping in the Butler...

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Oxford ‘Safe Ride’ driver arrested on rape, kidnapping charges

Oxford Police arrested local taxi driver Sherman Jackson II Saturday on rape and kidnapping charges. The arrest came after two 21-year-old female Miami University students filed two separate sexual assault reports against the driver on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9, according to a news release from the Oxford Police. Both students allege Sherman assaulted them in his vehicle. Other Miami students have interacted with Sherman and his business before, and some have reported experiences that made them uncomfortable. “I’ve taken a ride with [Jackson] about two to three times before,” sophomore Spencer Ruebel said. “I was never...

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Student org funding slated for restructuring next semester

The Associated Student Government (ASG) senate passed new legislation Tuesday, Nov. 28 overhauling the way ASG funds student organizations. The biggest changes involve a four-tiered “reward” system that will tie the amount of money student orgs are able to request to their level of compliance with new ASG funding requirements. These new rules will mean more complexity for some student orgs, but also improve a slew of issues with the current funding system, hopes Caroline Weimer ASG secretary of finance. “It’s a means to budget properly for funds, because when you’re giving everyone a $10,000 cap for the entire semester, it’s very difficult to anticipate how much is going to be spent and where that’s going to go,” said Weimer. Reducing the number of student orgs in debt and increasing the overall fiscal responsibility of student organizations are two more major reasons for the change, said Caroline Weimer, ASG secretary of finance. “We experience a lot of debt where people come in and say ‘Well, it’s not mine, we didn’t do it,’” said Weimer. “And we don’t want to penalize current officers and treasurers who have [to deal with] the effects of their past leadership.” Spring 2018 will serve as a transition period between the current $10,000 per semester funding cap for all student orgs and the new tiered system, said Weimer. The $10,000 cap will remain in the...

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Fall food facts: Mindful eating tips

H.A.W.K.S. Peer Health Educators Guest Column This November, the H.A.W.K.S. Peer Health Educators are using various outreach platforms to promote “Nutrition November.” The goal is to educate students on the benefits of healthy eating through mindful and convenience eating tactics.  Nutrition has a significant impact on one’s overall mood and happiness. In the long term, it can also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, some types of cancer and type 2 diabetes.   Health Advocates for Wellness Knowledge and Skills (H.A.W.K.S.) are student leaders  on campus with specialized training in wellness and health education. Our mission is to...

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