Miami Dining makes major changes for new year

Harris closes, Maple Street changes, Armstrong and Bell Tower expands, and more   Miami made major changes to its dining offerings over the summer, renovating several facilities and, notably, closing Harris Hall. The decision to close the aging Harris Hall was made after reviewing student traffic patterns, according to an online announcement from Dining Services. Meanwhile, the university hopes a revamped  Maplestreet Station will meet the needs of students living on south campus. The new additions to Maplestreet Station include an expanded meal-swipes option (dubbed Maplestreet Commons) and an a la carte location called Maple Grill. The Q, Delish...

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“Jersey Shore” star to headline mental health forum

Vinny Guadagnino, a former reality star best known for his role on MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” will be the keynote speaker at Miami’s second annual mental health forum at 6 p.m. on Sept. 7 in Hall Auditorium. The event is co-hosted by ASG, Student Counseling Services, the Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, MAP and RHA. The total cost for the event hasn’t yet been determined, but Guadagnino’s $20,000 speaking fee will be paid for by a special student affairs fund, according to ASG secretary of finance, Caroline Weimer. The funds will not come from ASG’s discretionary spending budget. The mental...

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Stagnant ASG budget forces funding cuts

Student government seeks a bigger budget to accommodate orgs Student organizations seeking funding from Miami’s Associated Student Government this semester will likely receive 15 percent less money than requested, ASG Secretary of Finance Caroline Weimer told The Student. In addition, Weimer said, ASG’s debt relief program — which was created last year by former Secretary of Finance Alex Cary to help overspent organizations get out of debt — is being cut entirely. Club sports will also see large cuts in funding (possibly up to 55 percent, said Weimer) for another consecutive year, and ASG’s own discretionary budget will lose...

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Bird bill soars through ASG

Attendance at Miami University football is generally abysmal, and ASG came together with Hueston Woods with the solution—a bird. More specifically, a real, live red-tailed hawk. Or, colloquially: a redhawk. At the ASG session on November 11, the student senate voted to approve resolution 021572, “A Resolution in Support of a Live Mascot Partnership Between Hueston Woods State Park and Miami University.” The legislation—co-authored by Gaby Meissner and Cole Hankins—states that Hueston Woods will bring a red-tailed hawk to select varsity sporting events, including football and hockey games. The park’s naturalist, Shawn Conner, has agreed to tend to the...

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