Automatic victories announced for several ASG Senate candidates

With no competition for their districts, some candidates have been named automatically victorious in their race for ASG Senate, Speaker of the Senate Cole Hankins said. Each on-campus district has two senators. Sophomores Carson Myers and Samantha Brunn have been named on-campus senators for the Seventh District. Freshman Jannie Kamara and sophomore Nicholas Ruth have been declared on-campus senators for the Eighth District. Due to a lack of candidates, the filing deadline for the Fifth District has been extended. There may be an automatic winner to declare on Tuesday, September 5, or a special election will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, September 6 and 7, per Hankins. The remaining Senate elections take place between noon tomorrow, September 4, and noon on September 5....

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Oxford, Miami join ‘Not in Our Town’ initiative

  On a stage facing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Mayor Rousmaniere joined Renate and Greg Crawford last night to make a statement: Miami and Oxford will not stand for hate or discrimination of any kind. This came less than 24 hours after about 300 Miami students and community members marched around campus in the student-organized “Rally Against White Supremacy.” It’s important, Greg said, because this pledge “articulates the values of the university.” Sabrina Jewell, an Oxford advocate for marginalized groups, appeared before city council to propose that Oxford become a “Gold Star City” in the “Not in...

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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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