21 students hospitalized for alcohol consumption

Crawford calls emergency meeting with sorority, fraternity leaders Following what university administration and police are calling an “alarming” number of alcohol-related hospitalizations that coincided with the end of sorority rush Thursday night, President Gregory Crawford held an emergency meeting with the leaders of Miami’s fraternities and sororities in his home at Lewis Place. From the evening of Thursday, Feb. 9 to the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 12, the Oxford Fire Department responded to 21 alcohol-related calls from Miami University students. Eleven of the calls were made within a three hour period late Thursday night and early Friday...

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MUPD releases incident report on student death

Alcohol was likely a contributing factor Miami University President Gregory Crawford emailed the Miami community Thursday morning expressing his devastation with the death of first-year Erica Buschick and suggesting that high-risk alcohol consumption was to blame. The Butler County Coroner’s office has not released a toxicology report, but a 25-page incident report obtained by The Miami Student from the Miami University Police Department, containing written statements and emails from witnesses, helps to create a timeline of the events that transpired before Buschick’s death. The records suggest that alcohol most likely contributed to Buschick’s death. According to the incident report,...

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Men’s basketball comes close but can’t finish comeback

Miami men’s basketball fell 66-62 to Mid-American Conference opponent Kent State at home on Saturday afternoon despite a last minute comeback. An early Kent State lead could not be overcome, as the RedHawks continue to struggle with countering their opponent’s offense. Miami falls to 9-14 overall, 2-8 in the MAC and 9-5 at home. Kent State’s record is now 13-10 overall, 5-5 in the MAC and 4-4 on the road.   “The first half we didn’t have enough energy and we came out lackadaisical, like all the other games,” freshman guard Michael Weathers said. “We fired each other up...

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Women’s basketball falls at home to Ball State

The Miami University women’s basketball team dropped its sixth straight game on Saturday afternoon to Ball State University by a score of 81-60. The RedHawks (7-16, 1-9 MAC) hung tough with one of the MAC’s top teams, but found themselves unable to overcome a slow start. “We got to get smarter. We got to get more consistent. We got to learn from it and keep our eyes forward,” head coach Cleve Wright said. The Cardinals (16-7, 9-2 MAC) jumped out on a quick 5-0 run that was ended by a basket by Miami’s freshman guard Lauren Dickerson. Both squads...

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Miami Hockey finds value in freshmen, regardless of age

The RedHawks currently have 14 players in their freshman class, and only six upperclassmen. With such a young team, inexperience is expected, but the future of Miami Hockey is bright. “I’m not going to lie, I was pretty intimidated by the age and experience coming in, but I think guys in our leadership group — guys like our seniors — took us all under their wings, and it really helps when they’re so accepting,” freshman forward Willie Knierim said. Knierim, who turned 19 this past January, was nervous prior to arriving in Oxford. Once he got here, though, he felt welcomed...

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