Hosts of Black State of the Union address race in Miami community

We want to thank everyone who participated in the Black State of the Union last Tuesday. It was an important event for many reasons. Mainly, we need more opportunities to speak directly with the administration. We need  the administration to be more transparent with the students. We feel that there  is a disconnect between the students and the administration. We have noticed that this community feels detached from the higher-ups at Miami University. At a school with 16,000 students, that is to be expected. At the end of the day, not everyone will have the chance to meet with the faculty members that were  present on the panel this past Tuesday. And that is one reason why we felt this event was important. There are some things that our community needed to hear straight from the administration. Specifically, we needed to hear from the administration  why the student who used a racial slur in a GroupMe message could not be removed from the community.   We feel as though   dean of students, Mike Curme said it best when he said that removing the student from the Miami community would be the equivalent of taking a cup of water from a full tub. What he means by that is, removing a little bit of toxicity from a community will not do any good when the rest of the community still...

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