Author: James Steinbauer

Smierciak suspended after assault

By Ben Blanchard, Coburn Gillies and Emily Williams, The Miami Student Miami University football player Zach Smierciak has been suspended from the team following his arrest last weekend for felonious assault. The victim, Robert Null, sustained serious injuries and was discharged from the University of Cincinnati hospital earlier this week. Smierciak’s initial hearing was held at 10 a.m. Thursday. His lawyer was granted a continuance until next Thursday. Smierciak, who is pleading not guilty, did not appear in court. According to the incident report from the Oxford Police Department, at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, the 6’2’’ and...

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The bro president: Privilege was the real winner of this election

By James Steinbauer, Editor-in-Chief It was one of the most oft-repeated statistics of the 2016 election: college-educated voters, overwhelmingly, were throwing their support behind Hillary Clinton. But at Miami, nearly a third of the students who responded to a Miami Student poll said they would cast their ballots for Donald J. Trump. It’s true that many of Trump’s backers live in the poor, rural parts of the United States that haven’t experienced the benefits of a stabilizing economy — the gaping swaths of red on the electoral map that the media, Democrats and many of the college-educated wrote off...

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Miami salary roster reveals admin pay

Head football coach has second highest salary By James Steinbauer, Editor-in-Chief Miami University President Gregory Crawford has unseated Head Football Coach Chuck Martin as the highest paid employee for the 2016-17 academic year, according to the university’s salary roster, obtained by The Miami Student last week. Crawford will be paid a yearly salary of $495,000, a more than 14 percent increase from former president David Hodge’s base pay of $432,022, The Student reported in early October. The salary roster shows that Martin will be paid a yearly salary of $472,300, up by about three percent from 2015. The salary...

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Six students awarded Hispanic scholarships

By Grace Moody, The Miami Student Six students were recognized on Oct. 27 as winners of the Hispanic Scholarship Award at the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA’s annual gala, which celebrated its 20th anniversary. More winners from Miami University were awarded the scholarship this year than any previous years. Seniors Ricardo Calles and Anna Capre, junior Kenia Viezcas, sophomore Angela Evans and first-year Giovanna Farinazo were recognized and each awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Junior Ricardo Ugas was awarded a $5,000 scholarship. Qualifications for the scholarship include involvement in Cincinnati’s Hispanic community, volunteer experience and high academic performance. Applicants needed to...

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Cubs vs. Indians game 7: Agony, ecstasy for fans

Ben Blanchard, Sports Editor Wednesday night at Brick Street, students packed the bar shoulder-to-shoulder. Although typically the bar’s “Country Night,” there was no denim, flannel or country music to be found, as Major League Baseball’s epic Game 7 played out on the big screen in front of hundreds of transfixed fans. Boxes of popcorn and pitchers of beer fueled anxious Cubs and Indians fans alike, as both sides agonized throughout the extended final game of arguably the most climactic baseball series in decades. Despite the lockdown pitching anticipated from both sides, things got off to a bang Wednesday night,...

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