ASG hosts forum for international students

Eight international students spoke Monday at the Joslin Senate Chamber, voicing their concerns about inclusion in student government and the broader Miami community. “The language barrier is a huge social thing,” said Ting Lei, a senior from Ningxia, China, and one of the students who spoke. “In situations like group meetings, you can feel very alone. Americans don’t include us in conversation.” The International Student Concerns Forum — ASG’s first — was organized by Meaghan Murtagh, secretary for advancement and alumni affairs, and Quentin McCorvey, secretary of diversity affairs, in the hopes of improving ASG’s relations with international students....

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ASG to hold open forum for international students

Meaghan Murtagh, ASG’s secretary for advancement and alumni affairs, noticed a problematic divide between international and domestic students in one of her classes earlier this year. “After talking to two international students in one of my classes about their concerns at Miami,” she said, “I thought that ASG as a community should talk to international students to hear what their needs are and how we can make their college experiences better.” In an effort to start bridging the gap between domestic and international students, ASG will be holding its first international student concerns forum on Monday, Oct. 16 from...

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Miami M.E.D. hosts third 5k to benefit Madachy foundation

The Miami M.E.D. club will host its third annual 5k run this Saturday, Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. The run will start at Central quad and benefit the Jason Madachy foundation. Jason Madachy graduated from Miami University in 2007 with a degree in zoology. He planned on attending the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. However, in June 2007, he passed away.   Madachy’s parents set up a scholarship foundation, the Jason Madachy Foundation, in his memory to provide assistance to medical students in need. Miami M.E.D. is a premedical club designed to bring together the pre-med community by providing opportunities that better prepare students for medical school. The foundation raises money to give out stethoscopes and one-time scholarships of $1,200. Recipients of these scholarships are promising pre-medical students across the country that have been accepted to medical school. At Miami, Madachy was an active member of the Sigma Pi fraternity and its philanthropy. During his senior year, he helped found the pre-medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon. “They have a lot of connections in the pre-med world. The foundation has been great for the Miami M.E.D. club and for our networking,” Jake Almeda, philanthropy chair of Miami M.E.D., said. The club generally brings in guest speakers and physicians and provides service opportunities, study tables and general guidance for premedical students. “It was really fun last year...

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Craig Morgan plays Brick for charity

Brick Street hosted country singer Craig Morgan for a concert Sunday evening to support the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF).  Morgan, best known for his hits “International Harvester” and “That’s What I Love About Sunday” attracted Miami students, Oxford residents and fans from afar to gather Uptown and give back to a good cause.  All proceeds from the concert went to SOWF, which provides college scholarships to surviving children of fallen Special Operations Forces. Mark Weisman, owner of Brick Street, was inspired by a colleague of his to choose SOWF. “John Saputo, who owns Ohio Eagle Distribution, where we...

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