Author: Emily Williams

Miami’s AAUP pledges support for diverse students, faculty

Miami’s Association of University Professors (AAUP) published a statement of support for members of the Miami community who are experiencing “increased vulnerability.” The statement, which the organization released on Friday, March 3, names Middle Eastern, Latinx, Jewish and transgender students and faculty as examples. “In the wake of recent presidential orders concerning immigration and transgender rights, and as part of its advocacy for the educational mission of the university, Miami AAUP Advocacy Chapter affirms its unequivocal support for the right of all members of the Miami community to have space and time to pursue learning in safety and with...

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ASG passes Food Institute, livestream bills

During their most recent weekly session on Feb. 28, ASG Senate approved a senate resolution which creates a task force to act as a liaison between Dining Services and Miami University’s Institute for Food. The resolution was introduced in order to ensure that both the institute and dining services were on the same page concerning the sale and distribution of the Food Institute’s produce and to eliminate any miscommunication between the two organizations. The Miami University Institute for Food is a “collaborative initiative to engage diverse communities around issues of food, health and sustainable agriculture,” according to their website....

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College GOP represents Miami at CPAC

Miami’s College Republicans attended this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the National Harbor in Maryland, continuing an annual tradition for the organization. Both new members and veterans of College Republicans attended the conference during the last weekend of February. Members of the organization’s Executive Board were enthusiastic about attending this year, and CPAC did not disappoint. Chairman of the College Republicans, Alexander Cary, a senior Business Economics major, found this CPAC was a “very fun experience,” especially the opportunity to see a sitting president in person. A CPAC that was not consumed with election fever was a little more calm said College Republicans Co-Chairman Noah Johnson, a junior Finance and Marketing major. This calm and, in the words of Cary, “very relaxed atmosphere,” allowed CPAC to focus on other topics. One such topic the conference focuses on this year was unity and diversity. Caleb Stidham, the Vice Chairman of College Republicans, said that the attendees of CPAC seemed very “unified behind Trump.” Cary and Johnson both agreed. The variety of viewpoints that showed up at this year’s CPAC helped contribute to the overall diversity of the conference. “It really is a mix, and I think that’s what makes [CPAC] so interesting,” Johnson said. What makes CPAC special to conservatives is the idea that the typical political establishment of D.C., the people who work and have politics...

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Best Picture mix-up: ‘Moonlight’ triumphs over ‘La La Land’

  It’s one of the most secretive jobs in all of Hollywood: handling the precious envelopes containing the names of the Oscar winners. Each year, only two people, labeled as accountants, are given the prestigious task. They are the only ones to know the winners up until the announcement onstage. At last Sunday’s Oscars, accountant Brian Cullinan seemed at ease as he handed envelopes to presenters as they went out on stage; everything seemed to be running smoothly. He’d done this a few times, so there was nothing to worry about. The relaxed Cullinan even tweeted a picture of...

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This month, five sexual assaults reported

MU still under investigation for handling of sexual assault cases   During the month of February, at least five females reported that they were sexually assaulted on Miami’s campus or in Oxford. A female student reported to the Miami University Police Department (MUPD) today, Feb. 28, that she was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance in a dorm room in Etheridge Hall on Saturday, Feb. 25 between about 12:01 a.m. and 12:52 a.m. The suspect was described as a white male. Just after 5 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, a third party reported to MUPD that a female had been sexually...

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