Sustainable strategies for spring semester

Photo by Kim Parent “Climate change is real! While we’re all obsessed with deflategate, lets keep in mind that there’s something about which you should give a f**k,” scientist Bill Nye said in a video published on the website Funny or Die last Monday, Jan. 26. It turns out that college students do. According to a recent survey by The Princeton Review, 69 percent of college students want their universities to try and prevent further climate change. Calculated by students in the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, Miami University’s carbon footprint is about 137 thousand metric tons of...

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Students ‘yak’ back

By James Steinbauer, University Editor Of the initial 200 campuses that began using Yik Yak, one of the newest additions to the anonymous networking family, Miami University has been one of the most active in the nation, according to the company’s Lead Community Developer Cam Mullen. “We see people sharing funny stories about their weekend, a project they’re working on, exams,” Yik Yak Lead Community Developer Cam Mullen said. “There are a million different ways students post on the app.” Yik Yak espouses itself as the coffee shop corkboard for the digital age, but unlike in the local Starbucks,...

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Getting the horns: Miami among most active on Yik Yak

The following story is the first part of a more extensive piece on the use of Yik Yak at Miami University. Of the initial 200 campuses that began using Yik Yak, the anonymous posting app, Miami University has been one of the most active in the nation, according to the company’s Lead Community Developer Cam Mullen. “We see people sharing funny stories about their weekend, a project they’re working on, exams,” Yik Yak Lead Community Developer Cam Mullen said. “There are a million different ways students post on the app.” Yik Yak espouses itself as the coffee shop corkboard...

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Bomb threat back-and-forth at Hughes

By James Steinbauer, University Editor Hughes Hall was the target of two bomb threats late last week. Early Thursday evening, the Miami and Oxford community received the first email from the university alerting them of a bomb threat. A follow up email sent early Friday morning reported Hughes was cleared for classes. Both emails stated the Miami University Police Department (MUPD) did not deem the threat  credible and Miami students have even speculated another student fabricated  the threat as a ploy to get out of an exam. “The MUPD and the university are taking this very seriously and are...

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Community protests guest speaker

Miami University’s Farmer School of Business will welcome Washington Post columnist George Will to speak at its annual Anderson Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 ,despite controversy concerning his June 6 column on campus rape. Will’s piece, “Colleges become the victims of progressivism,” sparked debate after he disputed a 2012 report issued by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control that found that 1 in 5 women on U.S. college campuses experience sexual assault. “Colleges and universities … are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous (‘micro-aggressions,’ often not discernible to the untutored eye, are...

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