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The Miami Student Oldest university newspaper in the United States, established 1826


VOLUME 141 NO. 36


TODAY IN MIAMI HISTORY In 1980, The Miami Student reported a proposal by the Miami cabinet to fully enforce a no-car rule on campus prompted Associated Student Government President Beth Klitch to investigate a possible federal suit against the university. Klitch said she planned to file a suit as soon as she could find an attorney.

Beta’s fate still up for debate BY MEKENNA SANDSTROM AND KATIE TAYLOR


Beta Theta Pi (Beta) took part in a closed-door meeting last night regarding its status and future on Miami’s campus, according to chapter president Nathan Callender. Prior to the meeting, he said he would not be present and did not know what would be discussed. When contacted following the meeting, Beta Treasurer Mark Cialone abruptly declined to comment. No other members of Beta could be reached for comment. Callender was called in for a preliminary hearing Feb. 21 following hazing allegations. Brothers gathered in support outside as he spoke with Dean of Students Mike Curme, who said his task was to determine whether the organization posed an immediate threat to themselves or others. “As of right now, the university fully recognizes Beta Theta Pi as an operating organization,” Callender said following the Feb. 21 meeting. “However, our national fraternity has mandated a cease and desist operations that the university is in compliance with.” The Beta Theta Pi national fraternity website listed the Miami University chapter as, “Subject to Suspension,” as of last night. It has not been announced when there will be final word on the status of the chapter. “I don’t know the timeline, but I know that it’s going to be pretty expedient because the university wants to get this stuff done,” Callender said. “They have other cases to investigate, so within the

next week or two I would imagine.” This is not the first time the chapter has been suspended. According to an article from the Toledo Blade, Miami’s chapter was suspended indefinitely by national headquarters in 1989 after hazing and the use of alcohol were reported at a pledge party. An opinion writer for the Miami Student noted their return in 1999. Currently, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) is continuing to stay uninvolved with the situation until a final decision is made by administration. Sam Crockett, president of IFC emphasized the matter is not in their hands, and the university and the national organization will be the ones to make the decision. Crockett also stressed the IFC’s stance on hazing, no matter the outcome of Beta’s case. “We have a zero tolerance for hazing,” Crockett said. “We are doing everything we can to eliminate hazing on campus, and IFC is a resource when fraternities need help.” News of the allegations has also spread around the chapter’s alumni community. Bruce Rayner, a 1978 Miami graduate and Beta alumnus said he is disappointed by the news. “It’s certainly unfortunate,” Rayner said. “I’d be more inclined to be sympathetic if it’s just a few bad apples.” Rayner also said with Miami being the Alpha chapter, attention to the fraternity is very high. “The Alpha chapter has to lead by example,” Rayner said. “They have to act in a manner that represents the fraternity. All eyes are on them.”

Domain ditch could cause email mayhem, IT warns BY ELLEN HANCOCK FOR THE MIAMI STUDENT

To underclassmen, the domain may be unfamiliar, but faculty and upperclassmen will recognize this as the former web address for Miami University emails. Effective June 1, 2014, Miami’s ownership of the @muohio. edu domain will officially expire and emails sent to old domain addresses will no longer be automatically forwarded. The domain change to the currently used @miamioh. edu occurred in 2012 when the President’s Office and University Communications decided to switch the domain as a branding technique, after they conducted several surveys and focus groups, said Randy Howell, senior communications and web coordinator at Miami. “The domain was changed from @muohio to @miamioh in order to focus more on Miami versus Ohio and to promote the school as a more national brand,” Howell said. Because Miami selected a new .edu address, Miami’s rights to the old @muohio address are expiring. Jarret Cummings, the Director of External Communications at EDUCAUSE, the organization responsible for the distribution of .edu domains, spoke about why Miami

can only have one active .edu domain at a time. “Under the agreement between EDUCAUSE and the United States Department of Commerce each academic accredited institution is only allowed one .edu domain at a time,” Cummings said. This means that since Miami’s email is now, the university can no longer use the domain. Up until now, students and facility with the former domain address may not have been affected by the change since any emails sent to the old domain address were automatically forwarded to the new address. However, once the old domain is officially expired, any emails sent to it will be lost. Currently, Miami’s Information Technology (IT) services are working to make the change easy for everyone involved by telling everyone how they can prepare for it. For example, Hollowell said IT has worked with List Serve to update all List Serves to the @ miamioh domain. Likewise, IT services has worked with the alumni office in order to inform any graduated




Miami senior guard Haley Robertson fires a 3-pointer during Miami’s 80-70 loss to Ball State Feb. 20.

Laundry larceny: Richard residents report clothing gets lost in the wash BY EMILY C. TATE


Hundreds of dollars of expensive designer clothing have been stolen from the laundry room in the basement of Richard Hall over the past few months. The female residents of Richard, specifically those belonging to the Delta Gamma sorority, said they have been enraged, annoyed and inconvenienced by the entire ordeal. Little has been done to resolve the issue, according to them. While several brands and styles of clothing have been stolen, there is a recurring trend of Lululemon apparel being targeted. Lululemon Athletica has risen in popularity on Miami’s campus in the recent past. Known for its yoga apparel, Lululemon products can be very costly; a pair of standard yoga pants, for example, ranges from about $80 up to $130. Jackie Mains said she was extremely upset when she realized she was missing a pair of Lululemon leggings and a green yoga tank from her load of laundry in November. Mains said she uses the laundry service at Miami and, like any other Monday night at 11 p.m., she had dropped her laundry bag off in the laundry room to be picked up, thinking nothing of it. It was not until the following morning that she noticed several items missing. “It was probably $200 worth of clothing,” she said. “It seemed like they rummaged through it and took what they liked then just left everything else.” Mains was not the only victim in Richard. She said she knows of four girls in her sorority alone who have been affected by laundry thievery. She has also heard of similar cases in other residence halls in Central Quad. “I also know it has gone on in Hamilton, and even in MacCracken at the beginning of the year,” she said. Mains has only heard of these stolen items as being specifically Lululemon apparel as well. Sophomore Sarah Buop, who lives just down the hall from Mains in the Delta Gamma corridor, was also affected by the larceny in Richard. Buop had decided to do her laundry late at night – approximately 1 a.m., she said. She waited until early the following morning to go down

and get it. “I went and got [my laundry] before class and found my Ralph Lauren long-sleeved shirt was missing and my [Delta Gamma] spirit jersey was in the trash,” she said. “It was buried in the garbage with other trash thrown on top of it.”

and there, the girls were able to advocate for what they would like to see moving forward. “Richard Hall Community Leadership Team also came together with the RAs and hosted community meetings to raise awareness of the concerns,” Harris said.


Residents of Richard Hall now stand guard over their laundry after several hundred dollars of clothes were reported stolen in November. Buop and several of the other girls in her sorority agreed that it was an act of malice toward all of them. She consulted the Resident Director of Richard Hall, Crystal Harris. “She said I could file a police report,” Buop said. “But then she ignored my emails about it. I went to her multiple times but she was no help.” Buop said even after other girls in the corridor reported missing clothing – this time all Lululemon – Harris did not provide much assistance. However, Harris said she did hold an all-hall meeting for the affected residents to speak about the issue and voice their concerns,

Both Buop and Mains said they, among several other residents, suggested during the allhall meeting that security cameras be installed in the laundry room to prevent future thievery from occurring. “When I went to talk to Crystal, she said they couldn’t put any cameras in the laundry room because of some kind of rule for the dorms,” Mains said. “Because of privacy and financial reasons, she told us they just couldn’t do it.” President of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) Caitlin







‘Hot summer’ survivors revisit voting movement


Mary Frances Berry, Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Juan Williams, survivors of the Freedom Summer movement, discuss civil and voting rights in the past and present during a lecture Monday in Hall Auditorium.


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of “Freedom Summer” in 1964, the meeting of more than 800 students on Miami University’s Western Campus to prepare for AfricanAmerican voter registration in the South, the Miami University Lecture Series welcomed Mary Frances Berry, Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Juan Williams. The three key players of the Civil Rights Movement spoke Monday night at Hall Auditorium about “Freedom Summer: the Voting Rights Act and the Political Realities of 2014.” After an introduction by lecture series committee member Fatimata Ndiaye, the three speakers held a discussion in front of a packed auditorium in which they connected Miami’s Freedom Summer, also known as the “hot summer of 1964,” to the issues of the 60s to present day civil rights actualities. All three speakers struggled during the early years of the Civil Rights Movement, but have persevered and become leaders in their specific fields. Currently a professor of

American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania, Berry was the first black woman to head a major research university, was appointed Assistant Secretary of Education by President Jimmy Carter and became commissioner and vice chairman of the US Commission on Civil Rights in 1980. A reporter and journalist, Hunter-Gault graduated from the University of Georgia in 1963 and has been the recipient of many prestigious awards working for publications such as New Yorker Magazine, The New York Times, CNN and National Public Radio (NPR). Juan Williams, a journalist and political analyst for Fox News, writes for several newspapers including The Washington Post and The New York Times and is the author of Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965. “What you should know about each of our guests is that they were all involved in the civil rights struggle in one way or another,” lecture moderator Ronald Scott said. “Whether as participants or those who were shaping policy or as journalists that covered the events. They were intricately involved in the

movement for a number of years and their contributions can not be acknowledged enough.” While all three speakers held an influential roll in the Civil Rights Movement their opinions on what, if anything, led to justice for African-Americans rarely matched up. “I thought the variety of opinions was fantastic,” said graduate student Hillary Kovacs. “I felt like I learned a lot of new things.” Williams stressed the overwhelming power of the Voting Rights Act as a key player for the Civil Rights Movement; however, for Berry and Hunter-Gault, the right to vote alone will not give equality. Hunter-Gault specifically underlined the mobilization of the people and the obligation to hold their leaders accountable as what leads to justice. “I loved how they stressed that students in society today should participate in talking to politicians and have an active roll in their society,” Lecture Series Committee member Ashley VanBuskirk said. “They connected Freedom Summer to today as an example of students becoming more active in their community.”

RedHawks go green with zero waste hockey BY JENNA TILLER


Miami University is showing it really does “Love Red, Live Green” as it hosts the first ever zero waste hockey games in the Goggin Ice Center, this weekend. Miami’s Green Team, led by Yvette Kline and in coordination with Miami Athletics, is putting on the event during the men’s hockey games Feb. 28 and March 1. The goal is to divert as much waste produced at the games as possible from landfills in order to reduce Miami’s ecological footprint. Many students are looking forward to the games this weekend since Miami won against St. Cloud during one of the hockey games last weekend. “I’m excited to see the team play again and try to win with some newfound energy,” first-year Garrett Stevenson said. “The fact that we are simultaneously trying new methods of reducing campus waste is an added bonus.” The zero waste hockey games will be very similar to Miami’s zero waste football game during last fall’s homecoming weekend. The homecoming game was a part of the Game Day Challenge, a national competition between colleges and universities based on their reported waste reduction and disposal during a home game. Among the 70 competitors nationwide, Miami finished fourth in waste minimization, 11 in overall diversion rate with 74.69 percent, and 13 in composting. Green Team co-chair and Treasurer Carolyn Turner, a sophomore, said a main difference between the football and hockey games is that the hockey games are “not official,

but rather locally run.” The idea is to gain an understanding of how composting could be made a campus-wide policy, particularly at sporting events. “We hope that these pilots will provide data and increased education on composting so that this can become a campus-wide waste disposal option in the future,” Turner said. According to Miami senior Elaina Wahl, manager of the Green Team, a large part of the planning for the hockey games was ensuring that the concessions are using mostly compostable and recyclable items. But most of all, she said, they need the cooperation of the fans. “We need people to not only take their waste with them as they leave the stands, but also to dispose of their waste in the correct bin,” Wahl said. Without the conscious effort of the fans, any effort for a zero waste game will be futile, Wahl said. To promote student participation, the Green Team joined forces with the Miami Air Force ROTC and cadet Brad Batcho, a junior, to create a promotional video to be aired during the games. The video briefly outlines what materials should be recycled, composted, and thrown away so that students are aware of their responsibilities. In order to make recycling as easy as possible for students, the Green Team is trying out several different strategies. “We will try to have all three bins (compost, trash, and recycle) in the same place, so people have to make a mental decision about which bin they’re going to use,” Wahl said. “Our motto for the games is ‘Cheer in the stands, carry out your waste.’”

Shriver shrivels under ASC’s shadow BY LIBBY MUELLER SENIOR STAFF WRITER

As the Armstrong Student Center (ASC) welcomes the student offices, study rooms, delicious dining options, small market, theater, ballroom and comfortable meeting places, what will become of the Shriver Center? Senior Director of the Shriver Center General Office Marijo Nootz said Shriver will still serve some of its familiar functions. “The bookstore is remaining here and the HOME office is here,” Nootz said. “We’ll be maintaining the multipurpose room and the Heritage Room for meeting rooms and banquets, and the catering kitchen will stay here.” Nootz said the Rinella Learning Center, which is currently in the lower level of the Campus Avenue Building (CAB), will relocate to Shriver. “The plan is for the west wing, which was the student wing where the offices were, to be remodeled late this spring or early summer and that’s going to be used for the Rinella Learning Center,” Nootz said. The Rinella Learning Center provides tutoring to students seeking extra help in specific classes. Because the Rinella Learning Center uses many rooms and


the west wing offers a multitude of them, the project should not require extensive redesign, according to Nootz. Nootz said some of the equipment that used to be in the Haines Food Court, including grills, has been relocated and some will be stored. “Some of it has already been utilized in other dining halls,” Nootz said. “We knew the end of the food court was coming, so we would get some of the equipment fixed to be able to utilize it just until the food court moved out, so it’s not good for anything. And some of it we’ll store. A lot of dining halls have a particular kind of fryer [for example], so we keep that so they can use the parts off of it.” Shriver employees have either moved to the ASC or have stayed at Shriver. “A lot of the employees from the food court went to Armstrong,” Nootz said. “Some went to other dining halls. The building service staff at Shriver Center are actually now cleaning both buildings, the public areas of Armstrong and the public areas of Shriver as well as the bookstore.” Project Architect and Manager for the Physical Facilities Department Ted Christian said it remains to be seen what other changes will be made to Shriver, particularly in the

food court area. “There’s not a lot that’s certain about the project right now,” Christian said. “There are too many options still up in the air. There are a lot of groups on campus that want to have a presence, whether it’s auxiliary or academic or administrative. There’s a lot still being looked at.” Some of the uncertainty has to do with finances and how much remodeling costs, according to Nootz. First-year Kirsten Drew said the ASC is a great addition to campus, but Miami should have considered keeping some dining options at Shriver. “They should have another food option that’s quick at Shriver,” Drew said. “There are long lines in Armstrong usually. There are a lot of people that are going to miss One Eight 09 when it goes too.” One Eight 09, Tuffey’s and the Spring Street Market will stay open for the remainder of the semester. However, their future is undetermined, said Manager of Operations of Shriver Center Michael Dobias. Drew said Miami could do a better job informing students which services are still in Shriver and which have been relocated. “I was confused because HOME is the box office, so you have to go there for tickets and people think it’s in Armstrong,” Drew said.


Members of Ambassadors for Children sell baked goods in the Armstrong Student Center to raise money for a playground benefiting children and families in Belize.



Miami University women’s hockey team won the CCWHA conference title Sunday in Flint, Mich. Miami has the best record in the nation and earned the No. 1 seed at the National Tournament.

Rumor has it: ASG quells King Library speculation BY KATHLEEN CLYBURN FOR THE MIAMI STUDENT

The Associated Student Government (ASG) addressed rumors that King Library may no longer be open for 24 hours at Tuesday’s meeting. During the student concern portion of the meeting, several senators discussed this rumor, which has been circulating since the inception of the Armstrong Student Center, a building that also has 24-hour access. However, Peter Thorsett, who is in charge of Strategic Communications for University libraries confirmed that this is, in fact, just a rumor and King will remain open 24 hours. Part of the student concern involved the counting of heads in King Library. Students feared this would mean the library would close if there were not enough people using it. “It is true that we are counting heads,” Thorsett said. “The library has done this forever essentially. We are constantly assembling statistics that allow us

to ensure the best possible services for our students.” The head counting is not used to track traffic in King, but rather to gather statistics on what is needed, such as more computers or study tables, and to determine which parts of the library are not utilized by students and can be faded out, Thorsett said. The gathering of statistics for the library is part of the Miami 2020 Plan. The goal of this plan is to challenge each department of the university to make improvements for students as they move towards the year 2020, he said. One improvement King Library has made is the creation of a dean-student advisory council. The new library dean, Jerome Conley, who was recently confirmed into the position, has taken the initiative to form this council, which allows students to advise and give input to Conley on student matters, Thorsett said.







POLICE Saloon steaks out Oxford scene


Man cited after exiting women’s restroom

At 2:02 a.m. Friday, an OPD officer was inside Skyline Chili, 1 E. High St., when he saw a man exit the women’s bathroom. According to the officer, the male appeared intoxicated and wore a 21 and up bar wristband. As he walked past, the officer encountered a powerful smell of alcoholic beverage. The male said he was 21, and presented an Ohio driver’s license bearing his likeness confirming that age. The male later handed the officer a different Ohio driver’s license with another matching picture, same information, but bearing a different birthdate, making him 20 years old. The officer asked if the first ID was fictitious, and the suspect said it was. He was cited for sales to and use by underage persons, certain acts prohibited and disorderly conduct: intoxication.

Car stops at green light, plenty of green inside At 2:06 a.m. Saturday, an OPD officer was parked in his cruiser, measuring the speed of passing cars when a vehicle drove past, traveling down the yellow line in the center of the road. The officer believed the car to be exceeding the posted limit and began to follow the car. While following the vehicle, the officer said he saw it weave across the center line twice. When the car came to a stop at a green light, the officer executed a traffic stop. The officer asked the female driver for her license and registration, but she was unable to provide either, according to OPD. She said the vehicle belonged to her male passenger. The passenger retrieved the registration and said the car belonged to his mother, who was away. Upon further questioning, it was discovered the female possessed neither a driver’s license nor even a learner’s permit. The male told the officer he had let her drive the car in an attempt to “impress her.” The male passenger consented to a search of the vehicle. The officer promptly found two glass pipes in the center console, both of which contained marijuana resin, according to OPD. The male passenger and a second male in the back seat said the pipes were theirs. Additional marijuana was found on one of the juvenile males. The latter was cited for possession of a controlled substance, and the former for marijuana drug paraphernalia. All of the juvenile subjects were taken to OPD, cited and released to their parents.


Warm light hangs over the wood, casting a shadow down its planks. My mind lets me see the steaks sizzling on the grill, despite the solid kitchen wall that separates us. I try to take it all in as a toasty trail of something smoky leads me toward the table nose-first. 2013 Miami graduate and marketing coordinator for the new Dakota’s Steakhouse, Katie Chokreff, sits across from me with a smile and a steamy plate. “I can definitely see Dakota’s being a long-term establishment in Oxford, especially one that people grow to love, where it’s just kind of their KATIE TAYLOR EDITOR IN CHIEF go-to,” she says. It’s been less than a year since Dakota’s serves a sampler of some of its most popular picks: a loaded potato skin, a half-slab of tender ribs and a Chokreff graduated. Only a couple handful of huge hot wings with ranch. months after leaving, she found herself returning to the town she loves wander back to the dish in front of up with our own concept and see “I think it would be a great place to familiarize herself with the restau- her. She slides it across the oak sur- what happens.” for kids, especially who live on the rant’s western ways. face, signaling for us to dig in, “Jared, According to the restaurant’s offi- south end of campus, to come and I turn to the other member of our you need to help us with this.” cial website, the owners’ admiration get a drink before going Uptown – a party, Miami senior and Dakota’s I prepare myself with a knife and of South Dakota’s rich history and good starting place,” Lonsbury says. server Jared Lonsbury. It was a “Help fork, hoping to avoid an embarrass- beauty led them to model the venue Though Dakota’s now brings in a Wanted” flyer he found on his way ing barbeque beard as I attack the after the place where the “meals are stream of students, it aims to appeal Uptown that drew him in. ribs. The tip cuts through like butter hearty enough to satisfy the hungriest to the locals as well. “I’ve been here since the be- and I realize how tender the meat is. cowboy on the cattle drive.” “Students are only here nine ginning, and then I’m going to be I ditch the lousy utensils and go all Each location serves up home- months out of the year, so if you want Dakota’s bartender here in a cou- in – just the way you’re supposed to. cooked style comfort food, steaks this place to survive, you have to get ple weeks,” he announces with a The distraction has been devoured and a never-ending list of beverages, the community backing before you get the student backing,” Lonsbury hint of pride. and I begin to wonder where it all including two signature beers. Despite the number of eateries in came from: the Wild West décor, the Lonsbury lights up from across says. “The students are only going the area, the pair pin Dakota’s as the happy laughs of locals. They weren’t the table when Chokreff mentions to be here for four years, whereas the residents will be for 10 or 20.” place to be. here a couple months ago. the brews. As I look around the room and I Chokreff’s eyes scan the walls as According to one of Dakota’s “We have the ‘Pale Rider,’ which she talks about the eclectic hangings several owners, Ed Steele, the Ox- is an IPA,” he says. “It’s got a little bit see a family of five, a couple cackand how they make the place feel ford location is the newest of seven of a spicy citrus note to it and a fruity ling and a lone man watching the like home. across Ohio. The first made its de- aroma, and it has definitely a more ball game, I wonder, will Dakota’s become another town tradition? Peering across the room, she notes but in 2003 in the small town of bitter, hoppy aftertaste.” “We’re not trying to win-out the the long window looking into the Chillicothe, Ohio. Along with the robust menu, Daadjacent bar they call the “saloon.” “The concept has been around al- kota’s setup incorporating a steak- Mac and Joe’s, that’s not at all what Through the glass she points out most 11 years, and we started it as ba- house and adjoining saloon make we’re here to do,” Chokreff says as her favorite artifact, the five-foot- sically just some fun on the west side for a balanced customer base. The if she can hear my thoughts. “But we wide bull’s head watching over the of Chillicothe, which doesn’t have restaurant reels in Oxford regulars, also are here to be a new, fun part of saloon patrons. a restaurant…” Steele says. “We while the saloon serves students a the Oxford community and make our mark and stay here.” As her eyes scan the room, mine kind of made it our hobby to come late-night sip.

Sap-happy festival goers to gorge on maple syrup

Crime statistics: Feb. 21 - Feb. 26 TOTAL INDIVIDUALS CHARGED: 20 Vandalism TOTAL CRIMES: 38 No headlights at night Prohibited U-Turn Offenses involving underage persons Prohibited acts Violating protection order Destruction of shrubs, trees or crops Obstructing official business Menacing Marijuana drug paraphernalia Posession of controlled substance Juveniles arrested OVI Warrant Disorderly conduct Certain acts prohibited Sales to and use by underage persons Total Miami students arrested









Knolls of Oxford congratulated for service BY JANE BLAZER COMMUNITY EDITOR

The Knolls of Oxford, the local non-profit retirement community, recently received the 2014 Holleran Highest Honors award for their outstanding service to their residents. Holleran, a National Healthcare Research Firm, has researched and worked to serve senior living industries around the country for 20 years. Maple Knoll Village, headquarters of the Knolls retirement communities, hired Holleran to create survey to rate the service of the retirement community. Director of Marketing at the Knolls of Oxford Laura Lacy said she thinks they scored so well thanks to their tremendous staff. “I think the big part of why we do so well is our staff,” Lacy said. “We have a wonderful staff. It doesn’t matter what facilities you have or anything, but if you don’t have a good staff, the scores won’t go well.” Holleran recognized The Knolls of Oxford for achieving scores in the 90th percentile for each category. Those categories are overall

satisfaction, value for price paid, long-term confidence and fulfillment of mission statement. “The project itself started in September 2013 and then the surveys were distributed among the independent living residents in November,” one of Holleran’s client relations managers Mike Goodling said. Goodling said Holleran collects all the information from the questions on the survey from the residents and they store it in a database. The questions are determined on a one through five scale. “The residents rated certain things such as satisfaction with living there, how good is the food, how nice they took care of the grounds outside, those are the types of questions that are on the survey,” Goodling said. Holleran took the data The Knolls of Oxford collected and compared it to all the other data in their benchmark that was given to them by all the other retirement communities around the counties. The scores were analyzed, evaluated and combined and then compared to the other communities. “It happened to be that the Knolls of Oxford, their scores fell into the

90th percentile in the entire retirement community industry,” Goodling said. “In a lot of these areas, they were doing better than 90 percent of all the other retirement communities in the country that are clients of ours. Lacy said she’s been working at Knolls of Oxford for over 11 years and has enjoyed every minute of it. “It’s a wonderful place to work,” Lacy said. “It’s a new adventure everyday between the staff and the residents, so it’s a fun place to work. Miami junior and kinesiology major Hillary Cummings said she is thinking of applying to be an intern an the Knolls of Oxford. “I am thinking of applying to a internship at the Knolls,” Cummings said. “I think it’s awesome they won the Holleran Highest Honors Award. It’s great to know I could potentially be working for a great retirement community with great people.” Lacy said the Knolls of Oxford is thrilled to have won such an honor. “We are just very proud we are honored with it and it just gives a testament to what our staff and what are management here can do,” Lacy said. “We are motivated.”

Oxford residents are in for a sweet treat in early March for Hueston Woods’ 48th annual Maple Syrup Festival. Visitors will be treated to a free tour of the designated State Nature Preserve while learning about the history and skill of maple syrup production. The day will begin at 8 a.m. in the Hueston Woods Lodge. Before starting their tour, visitors will get the chance to fuel up with a pancake breakfast. The breakfast costs $6 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Although maple syrup will be served at the breakfast, it will not be coming straight from the trees of Hueston Wood’s. “[Maple syrup production] is a very labor-intensive process,” Park Naturalist Amanda Dolten said. “It would taken dozens of workers working around the clock for three to four weeks if we were to serve our own maple syrup.” Dolten later explained it takes 40 gallons of maple sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. Nevertheless, visitors will still be able to taste small samples of


Hueston Woods’ maple syrup after their tour at noon. “Everyone loads on the wagons and we drive down Brown road into our Big Woods lot where we unload,” Dolten said. “The visitors get to walk along the trail and learn the various stages of maple syrup production along with its history.” Last year, the festival had a turnout of 4,000 people. Among these visitors were families, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops and some students from Miami University. Dolten, who is working towards her masters at Miami, encouraged all fellow RedHawks to come and join the festival. “I’ve been to Hueston Woods before but I’ve never heard about the Maple Syrup Festival,” Third Year Student Collin Stransky said. “It sounds like a pretty unique event and I’m sure my friends and I will check it out.” “Hueston Woods is a very unique state park, it’s the largest uncut forest in Ohio,” Dolten said. “For Miami Students, to have the opportunity that’s right in your backyard to walk through a forest that’s never been cut down is very rare.” The festival will go from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 1, 2, 8 and 9.


Club tennis placed 10th at the Midwest Tennis on Campus Championship.




was persuaded to attend a Miami hockey game this week. I’d done it in the past, but I usually asked my co-attendees if we could leave early. Technically to beat the foot traffic, but really because I felt like a person from Europe watching an American football game—you guys might love it, but I don’t get it. So last Friday, I settled in around 7:25 (yes I got there late) to see the struggling Brotherhood take on No. 4 St. Cloud State. Going in, I knew nothing of St. Cloud State, and knew our perennially excellent hockey team had fallen upon hard times this year. I was met with a flurry of action once I took my seat. St. Cloud put one on the board, but then the RedHawks answered with three of their own in a row.


to the line a lot – I went seven of eight from the line and that was beneficial. With the rebounds, I crashed a lot today and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a couple. Defensively, I was just boxing out and going up and getting it.” Miami shot 28 percent from the field, making 15 of 54 attempts. The ’Hawks sunk five of 23 3-point attempts for a 22 percent 3-point field goal percentage. The RedHawks turned the ball over 25 times in the loss, leading to 27 Akron points. The Zips committed 21 turnovers, leading to 21 Miami points. The ’Hawks were sent to the charity stripe 34 times and converted on 28 of the attempts (82 percent). The RedHawks were shooting just under 75 percent as a team heading in to the game. “We practice our free throws

Back and forth the game went with seven total goals. There was action. There were hits. I could follow the puck. Miami won 4-3; a huge upset. And by watching intently for the first time in my life, a confusing game began to make sense. It made enough sense that the next night I was back for more. Back at Goggin Saturday, the game ended with a result not worth printing on these pages again, but by coming in for round two, I’m at least enthusiastic about a game that used to bore me to tears. And while this newly found enthusiasm might not be enough to make me a Blue Jackets fan— that would just be disingenuous since I’ve heard they’re actually good this year—it’s safe to say I’ve finally found an appreciation for Canada’s beautiful game like the rest of Miami’s student body. pretty much every day,” McCue said. “We know that’s a way that we can get easy points in the game. We work on that a lot.” Luburgh finished the game with 28 points. Senior forward Rachel Tecca added 21 points in the Zips’ winning effort. The RedHawks will be back in action 2 p.m. Saturday against the University at Buffalo (1510, 8-6 MAC). Buffalo played a Thursday night game against Ohio University that wasn’t completed before press. Miami lost at Buffalo Jan. 30 in a close game, 58-56. Saturday’s game is the first of three straight home games to close out the regular season for the RedHawks. “I think we are ready to fight,” McCue said. “We have five seniors, and we’re playing for them every minute of each game. We’re going to try to go out with a big bang.”


’Hawks never relinquished the lead down the stretch. Head coach John Cooper credited his team for staying calm and collected when Akron made its run. “I thought our guys never ever really lost their confidence,” Cooper said. “Even when we had breakdowns and didn’t make particularly smart plays, they were focused and they were locked in.”


on the faltering Bulldogs. Junior forward and captain Austin Czarnik and sophomore forward Riley Barber are still the clear impact players on the roster, garnering 39 and 38 points, respectively. The return of junior Blake Coleman was a big boost in Miami’s home win last Friday versus the Huskies, and his .171 shooting percentage is the highest of anyone on the roster playing more than 10 games. Despite missing two months of play from December


and 29 walks. The offense as a whole has struggled to drive in runs, as the team has left 60 runners on base. Kansas (8-5) has been on a tear after dropping its first two games of the season, earning four of its wins via shutout. Freshman catcher Harli Ridling has been vital to the Jayhawk attack with her .390 batting average, two homers and 11 RBIs. Junior pitcher Alicia Pille has a 1.42 ERA and is coming off a no-hitter against Jackson State University. The defense has been stout, as it has made only six fielding errors all season. Miami (3-5) looks to its offense to get things back on track after a disappointing outing the previous

The quick-handed Rollins garnered six steals in the win; part of Miami’s 11 steals on the night. Rollins is marking his place in the record book. He has 62 steals this season, tying him with Ron Harper for third on Miami’s single-season steal list. At 203 career steals he also became the 15th player in MAC history to record 200 steals and is tied for 13th on that list. Up next for the RedHawks are the Bulls of the University at Buffalo (17-8, 11-4 MAC). Buffalo,

the current leader in the MAC East division and beat Miami 75-62 at Millett Hall on Feb. 12. In that contest, Buffalo senior forward Javon McCrea totaled 25 points and 11 boards on 12-14 shooting. McCrea, a surefire contender for MAC Player of the Year honors, is averaging 19.4 points and 10.5 rebounds in conference play. Both of those figures lead the MAC in their respective categories. Tip-off is scheduled for noon Saturday.

until last weekend, he still remains fourth in scoring for the RedHawks with 18 points (12 goals, 6 assists) in 19 games. The Bulldogs are a remarkably versatile team, with eight players recording at least 15 points. Goaltending has been a bit weak, however, as senior goalie Aaron Crandall has only managed a 2.77 goals against average and a .903 save percentage. Minnesota-Duluth has also allowed 18 goals in its past four contests, which gives the RedHawks an open door to take two more. For Blasi and the Brotherhood, that means giving

that much more effort in practice to improve with each session. “We’re just trying to get better every day and trying to get ready for good, solid hockey down the stretch here and be ready for the playoffs,” Blasi said. “There’s nothing else we need to do except try to motivate our guys to get better every day and stay in the present so we can get better … we’ll just keep working until we can play a couple games in a row of good hockey.” The series starts Friday, Feb. 28 at the Goggin Ice Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:35 p.m.

weekend. Senior second baseman Kristy Arbour leads the team with a .370 batting average and six runs scored, while sophomore infielder Hailey Reed has driven in six runners off of six hits. The Red and White have struggled offensively, with a team .268 batting average and a .332 on base percentage. Senior pitcher Paige Myers has had a solid season with a 1.15 ERA, despite giving up the most hits on the pitching staff with 19. The staff as a whole has been inconsistent, as it has struck out 38 batters, but also hit six batters and walked 21. The defense has room for improvement as well with 11 errors so far. “We talk about getting two out of three with hitting, pitching and fielding. If we do that, we’ll be

successful,” senior catcher Kayla Ledbetter said. “We hit well last weekend, but we struggled with making adjustments. We’re working on minimizing fielding errors, knowing what the outs and the count are, and improving communication, making sure everyone knows what the outs and the count are… We need to focus on us, not on other teams. We need to find ourselves. Last weekend, we did some things that we don’t normally do. If we can clear that up, we’ll be fine.” The RedHawks begin play in the tournament Saturday, when they face Murray State at 10 a.m. and Southern Illinois at noon. They conclude action Sunday against Kansas at 10 a.m. and with a rematch against Southern Illinois at 2 p.m.

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Keeping a clean slate online may steer you in the clear for a job If you haven’t been lectured by your parents, professors or the media enough already, The Miami Student Editorial Board wants to stress (again) that nothing is private when it comes to social media and virtual content. Not only can your ex’s new girlfriend find a crazy amount of information on you within seconds — that is if she was so inclined — but so can potential employers. The first thing recruiters will do when they evaluate your resume or application is find you online—mostly through Google but also through Facebook. Another handy tool for recruiters is LinkedIn, a social networking site for professionals. Some employers even go as far to find you on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. For this reason, having a strong web presence these days is crucial to getting a job. If you’re an upperclassman you should already have your Facebook and Twitter under lock and key. But even if you are a first-year or sophomore, finding an internship may be on your agenda in the near future. With that said, the Editorial Board has a few recommendations to get your virtual self in check. The first and most obvious step you should take when cleaning up your social media pages is to go through your pictures. And since a picture is worth 1,000 words, maybe your “GBD ’13 album” should be set to private, especially if you’re underage. This includes going through your profile pictures as well as your tagged photos. If you wouldn’t want your parents, grandparents or future children to see you doing what you’re doing in that picture, un-tag yourself. We then recommend making your way over to the “About” tab. Here, employers can discover your religious beliefs, political affiliation, your favorite music and movie quotes. While this all may be important to you, it is better to play on the safe side and hide it from public viewers. Try to avoid the risk of an employer finding out that you’re a member of the Megan Fox fan page. Some students have even changed their display name to make it harder (or impossible) for employers to find their page in the first place. Changing your last name to read as your middle

name would do the job. However, some of our editors find it difficult or even frustrating to limit their Facebook footprint. Social media can be an extension of your personal life. But it is now becoming a business tool which is why it is wise to have more than one sphere of social media interaction. For example, one of our editors mentioned he uses Facebook as a way of connecting with friends and family by posting pictures and videos but says he keeps his Twitter more business-related. Beyond social media, another trend in online professional networking is through a professional website—this goes beyond LinkedIn. In today’s job market, it is important to showcase your technical skills, but even if you are not up to speed on HTML or web design, there are sites like Weebly, Wix and the traditional Wordpress. And to make things even easier, there is a new, free tool called Strikingly that actually creates a professional website by accessing a user’s LinkedIn account. It essentially assembles your online professional portfolio for you. Ann Murray, a Strikingly representative says, “These days, most employers are doing Google searches to research potential new hires. To take control of Google’s results, savvy job seekers are now creating personal career websites that better describe their unique skills, job highlights, sample work product and relevant social media links.” Having a well-crafted personal career website can put you ahead of your competition. You can put it on your resume and give potential employers the option of finding out a lot about you. Especially in fields where web design is considered a necessary skill, a good website can serve as a strong demonstration of your web design skills, in addition to a place to list all your achievements.  In the end, it is important to pay attention to the image you’re conveying and to actively work to keep it pristine. We have more control over what people see than we think we do and we should exercise that more. Career Services is a great place to find tips on how to kick-start your professional portfolio.

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Administraton comments on treatment of vets University response regarding commentary about on-campus services to veterans on 2/21/14 Steven Beynon’s commentary regarding Miami’s services to veterans did not include information provided to him from a number of senior-level staff members who met or spoke with him, and who have worked extensively with him. We take tremendous pride in our veteran students. The Oxford campus is a Yellow Ribbon school and all campuses are designated as Military Friendly, so we feel compelled to present a more comprehensive picture of our commitment to veterans. Miami welcomed veterans near the end of World War II, when Congress enacted “The Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944” to provide tuition, fees, books and a monthly stipend for veterans whose educational pursuits were interrupted by service to our country. Since the fall of 2000, we’ve enrolled nearly 1,400 veteran students and their dependents through the G.I. Bill. Today, we have 350 veteran students and are actively recruiting more through outreach to veteran applicants. At Miami, we: -Waive application fees for U.S. veterans and provide transparent information about costs, financial aid, and how to apply for GI Bill benefits. -Extend credit when VA educational benefits have been delayed to help ensure classes are not interrupted and that personal living expenses can be met. -Provide flexible academic policies to permit mobile service members and their family the ability to complete a degree as a member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) consortium of schools and

provide credit for military courses, training and experience from U.S. military service schools. -Allow easy withdrawal with a 100 percent tuition refund for those who may be deployed at a moment’s notice, regardless of when that deployment is scheduled. -Conduct ongoing outreach to remind students when to register for courses and contact financial aid so hours can be certified quickly and housing benefits begin without delay. -Provide zero-cost, short-term loans to veterans who have a disruption in benefits for any reason (including reasons beyond Miami’s control, such as non-payment from the government.) -Offer Yellow Ribbon grants to waive out-of-state fees for veterans. In addition, our regional campuses provide three new scholarship programs to support veterans or their descendants and formed the Veterans Outreach Collaborative to Impact Success (VOCIS) in 2012 to recruit more veterans and improve advocacy, access, and success on their behalf. VOCIS obtained a 2014 G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools designation for Hamilton and Middletown campuses and obtained permission to create the Center for Veterans Services, funding for which is nearly complete. Organizations at the regional campuses to enrich student veterans’ experiences include the Student Veterans Association, Vets4Vets and Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership – a collaboration between the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and the regional campuses to enhance academic retention and success. A partnership between Miami Hamilton and the Urban League

of Greater Cincinnati also assists veterans who want to study or get into business, or start their own. Can and should we do more? Absolutely! We are improving our services for all Miami students, and will soon roll out a “one-stop” service center that will fundamentally change the way students “do business” here. Students will be able to reference one website, visit one location, and call one phone number to handle nearly all of their business needs and questions. Even while this project was in its infancy, veteran student issues were a major focus of the planning. G.I. Bill transactions and requirements are highly complex, so not everyone in the front offices of our campuses has been trained in processing them; we refer to our experts to work oneto-one with our student veterans to obtain benefits from the government to which they are entitled and advocate for them when they do not. Although we do not have a large number of veteran students many choose universities in large, urban centers due to practical needs, jobs, and family situations – we are actively recruiting more. For those who have chosen Miami, including Mr. Beynon, we are honored and proud to have you here, and grateful for your service to our nation. Our commitment is to continue to expand our efforts on your behalf.







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Handling poverty in Appalachian counties focuses on treating symptoms, not solutions It was a scene I wasn’t quite prepared for, to say the least: dilapidated houses sat lifeless with chipped paint and broken windows, while an array of unattended, off-colored childrens’ toys sank NICOLE into the THEODORE earth of the front lawn amid garbage. Rusty old-fashioned cars with empty rims were scattered throughout backyards and the nearby wooded area, resembling some sort of sad car lot. The twisting dirt roads didn’t have a single power line or telephone pole in sight. “Do these people even have electricity or Internet?” I said to those in the car with me. Blurred mobile homes were set back into the woods — no one looked at home there, either. It was quite an ironic environment to be driving through as I headed up a lifeless mountain for a weekend of luxury skiing at Snowshoe Resort in West Virginia. This was over a year ago, and I still remember the vivid scenes of obvious poverty that clouded this part of the state, situated in Pocahontas County, a place apart of the infamous Appalachian Counties that have been battling poverty for what seems like a lifetime. And unfortunately, the Appalachian counties don’t stop at West Virginia; they also consume 32 counties in Southwest Ohio. The closest county is only an hour and a half from the Oxford bubble. Some residents in nearby Vinton County don’t even have a local grocery store; the nearest store with fresh produce and meat is 30 minutes away. This is nearly impossible for those who don’t own cars. Pike County has the state’s highest unemployment rate and its school is considered one of the poorest. Some families have had their water turned off, forced to use jugs and local springs to get fresh water. Others sacrafice leaving the heat off during the winter

to avoid high bills. Things are so bad that teachers have expressed serious concerns over the influx of snow days that have canceled schools recently. For some students, this is an exciting day-off, and for others it is a lost meal and maybe their only nutritious one of the day. Executive director for the Ohio Association of Foodbanks Lisa Hamler-Fugitt told IdeaStream in February that school closings meant that 800,000 Ohio children who rely on free or reduced lunches would certainly feel the absence of it. “I have to tell you, my heart sinks when I wake up in the morning and I start to hear the huge number of school closings,” Hamler-Fugitt told IdeaStream. Poverty affects an entire family to it’s core, but what it can do to children goes beyond a needed pair of shoes or school supplies: it affects them physically and cognitvely. Miami associate professor of psychology Yvette Harris has taught a capstone psychology class on poverty and children, and she voiced her concern over children who don’t have proper access to daily meals and the effects it may produce. “You and I are used to 3 meals a day,” Harris said. “This isn’t true for most children who live at or below the poverty level. They may be lucky to get a bowl of cereal and may or may not get dinner. If you don’t eat well you’re not going to have the energy to sustain yourself through an hour of academic work, let alone an 8 hour day at school.” Obviously the negative implications run deep for children in poverty, but when it even effects the way they will live for the rest of their life, that’s when it becomes really hard to sit quiet. “Food insecurity has a lasting impact on brain development,” Harris said.” New York Times columnist Nick Kristof wrote about the beginning life of Johnny Weethee, age 3, of rural Appalachia in West Virginia who still is struggling to even speak, another casualty of poverty. He was born deaf, never received proper medical attention and no one noticed the issue until


Most of Ohio’s counties are above the poverty line while those in the Southwest region are stuck below it. he was 18 months old when the non-profit Save The Children did a screening on his hearing. Harris says children are often under enrolled in Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a type of Medicaid program for struggling families who provide financial assistance for children to go to the doctor, dentist, receive eye exams and other specialized medical visits. “We know kids are extremely under enrolled even though they do have access to health insurance. We really need to do a better job of informing parents that their children may be eligible for this program,” Harris said. According to Kristof, even


Bursting your bubble: Students need to read outside the realm of their microtargeted news feeds The Internet was supposed to unite us, but it has become too good at personalized service. You probably don’t know what I saw on Youtube or Yahoo this morning because my pages are different than yours. I spend a lot of time watching videos on politics, video game criticism, bodybuilding and stand-up comedy. Naturally, all my Youtube suggestions are videos in those fields from the same outlets. This is called microtargeting and is harmless most of the time, but it has a huge potential for hurting intellectual honesty. Consider that back in the old days most people were reading the newspaper on the bus. Now, they are playing Angry Birds. The people actually reading news are likely getting it from Facebook through pages microtargeted to them or already subscribed to. More than 30 percent of Americans get their news from Facebook. Facebook just launched its new Paper app. Paper tracks the news you’re interested in and surfaces more of that stuff and rarely presenting you with

contradictory information. I mostly agree with Mark Zuckerburg that this is a powerful and useful app. Yet only seeing material that confirms the opinions you already have isn’t news; it’s Fox News. We’re the only industrialized country in the world that has serious conversations about Creationism. It’s likely because many American’s only source for science is Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and Ted Cruz. By the time they hear Bill Nye present inconvenient facts, their minds are already cemented into beliefs that have been heavily reinforced by only a few outlets. Newspapers are old-fashioned but they are trying to tell you what’s actually important, not just what’s important to you. There are events going on outside of your microtargeted bubble of sports, videogames, and organizations devoted to a single party. It’s much more likely for different viewpoints or actual science that may contradict prejudice or beliefs to break through your bubble once you explore arenas that aren’t trying to cater to you.

If you only subscribe to The Blaze, you likely hold on to the idea Obama is a foreign Muslim. An astounding one in five Americans believes this. On the contrary the man eats hotdogs, smokes and drinks beer. If he’s a Muslim, he’s really bad at it. Some folks believe he’s an oppressive socialist tyrant that’s going to personally come to your house and take your weapons. In reality, he has used less executive orders than any president in the past 100 years. He would be a Republican if he ran two decades ago. Most of the Left don’t see him as Liberal enough. Be sure not to accidentally create a bubble for yourself. Listen to the other side of the argument. If you’re truly devote on particular topics, look at your resources for information. They likely fall under the same umbrella. If you only listen to Bill O’ Reilly or Arianna Huffington, you’re only isolating yourself.



though Johnny has a loving and caring mom, like many other kids stuck in the hole of poverty, she deals with daily struggles while like trying to fix a broken car and living in a trailer with frozen pipes “One reason American antipoverty efforts over the last half-century haven’t been more effective is that they mostly treat symptoms, not causes. To put it another way, we don’t invest nearly enough in helping children in the first few years of life as their brains are developing,” Kristof said in his column. Just like most antipsychotic medications and drugs, American’s efforts to combat poverty

only reach the surface, and do not extinguish the actual causes. I think if students looked beyond the picturesque environment of Miami, they would find some of these same stories. Butler County has a poverty rate of 12.8 percent, and if you travel down College-Corner Pike past Walmart, life starts to look a little different, maybe a little more indicative of what life may be like for some Oxford residents. Maybe we should start to think of these children and families instead of just those abroad and removed from our own situation. SENIOR, PSYCH & JOURNALISM THEODONC@MIAMIOH.EDU


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Donohue disagreed and said a security camera is something the RHA would be able to authorize. “A security camera is pretty necessary when clothing is being stolen from the laundry room,” Donohue said. “The Resident Director should really look into that.” Donohue said she understood the installation of security cameras often raises questions of privacy invasion, but not in this case. She questioned whether people really need privacy in laundry rooms. “I don’t see this as being an invasion of privacy, if that’s what [the residents] are being told,” Donohue said. While both Buop and Mains said they were frustrated and annoyed by their clothing being stolen, that was not their primary concern. “Because of what happened with my spirit jersey, all of us [in Delta Gamma] were upset, because it felt like someone was acting against us,” Buop said. “With all of the Lulu stuff, we just don’t feel like it’s safe anymore. I have to wait to do my laundry until I can stay down there and watch it the whole time.” Lt. Ben Spilman of the MUPD said theft on Miami’s campus is not a rare occurrence. “Theft is probably one of the most commonly-reported criminal offenses on this college campus,” he said. “Not everything that is stolen is of enormous value – from textbooks left on a table to jackets and construction equipment. Essentially, if something is left unattended, there is potential for theft to occur.” According to him, though it does not justify the act, the items in the laundry room were left unattended, making it a more favorable situation for someone to come in and take them.


students or retired faculty that use the old email about the domain change. However, many students are unaware of the domain change and its potential impacts. “I guess I’m not really concerned,” first-year Gina Cerbie said. “I just assume when I send an email that it’s going to get where I need it to go.” In reality, the domain switch could affect students more than they may think. If any non-Miami accounts have been registered with the old email your accounts could be affected by the domain change. This includes everything

Spilman encouraged crimes of this caliber to be reported immediately, as many police investigations are time-sensitive. “Obviously, the sooner a crime is reported the better chances we have of being able to do something constructive,” Spilman said. “If it’s reported right when it happens, it will really allow us to focus our resources on where and when it happened. If it’s a couple weeks or months old, we can’t really do anything more than document the incident.” Buop said she considered reporting the crime to MUPD after Harris encouraged her to do so, but ultimately decided against it. Reporting it now, months after the event occurred, would not likely produce any worthwhile results, according to Spilman. Spilman also said MUPD’s biggest battle with on-campus theft is awareness. “People come to Miami and feel like this is a safe place, so they treat their residence halls like they are at home,” he said. “[Because of this], there is sometimes a false sense of security – in residence halls, you are sharing that home with maybe 300 people, not all of whom you know.” Mains identified with this false sense of security all too well. “Coming to school, you kind of rely on your dorm to be a safe environment,” she said. “It’s scary knowing you’re living somewhere where things are constantly being stolen. That’s certainly not ideal.” Since the incidents in November, the residents of Richard Hall now wait in the laundry room while their clothes are being washed, for fear of something else being stolen. At present, this is the only solution that have been offered to them, however, Harris said, it seems to be effective. “Since these measures have been taken, there have been no other occurences of theft in Richard Hall,” she said. from social media accounts to banking accounts. Hollowell said he is aware that the domain change will affect students and has given some tips on how to prepare for the domain change, the first being to set up a filter in email accounts so any emails sent to a @ muohio address are marked and the sender is informed about the domain change. Specifically bank, insurance or any other important accounts should be checked to see if the old domain is linked to the account. More information about the domain change, as well as a location to submit questions to IT services, can be found at


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’Hawks knock off Zips


Miami is a perfect collegiate fit for this columnist in everything but sports. Growing up a football fanatic in Columbus, where Ohio State football is the only real professional sports team, an appreciation for hockey has always been out of my grasp. Sure, there were a few Blue Jackets games as a kid, but those were really just an excuse to eat a bunch of Donato’s pizza and spend an evening with my dad – the man who passed down the apathy toward hockey gene. Around fifth grade, we gave it up and started to turn down opportunities to get Blue Jackets tickets. After that, LeBron came to Cleveland and the Cavs held our winter attention for a few years. That is until he skipped town by humiliating a city in primetime and making me a bitter young man toward the NBA. But as any sports fanatic knows, there is no real off-season when it comes to being a couch potato and watching sports. Having only college hoops on from January to March left a serious hole in my downtime. I supplemented this lack of sports by watching a lot of old football games. So, if you ever want to talk about the Joe Gibbs era Redskins offense, or even better, Bill Yeoman’s early University of Houston veer offenses, I’m your man. Then again, being Miami students, I know more of you filled your high school sports time on the links or playing lacrosse, and many of you love hockey. As Jerry Seinfeld might say, not that there’s anything wrong with that – I just never quite understood it. Much to others’ entertainment, I often struggle to find the puck on the ice. It might sound basic, but like recognizing a coverage pre-snap on the gridiron, there’s

no way to learn these things without time. And while I doubt I need 10,000 hours of watching hockey, a number I must have hit by now in watching football, I struggle to watch a sport I have no deeper understanding of. Some can watch sports simply because it’s an impressive physical feat. These fans are in the “Wow, I can’t believe those guys can skate like they’re on foot,” camp. These types love the Olympics. A person at the top of their game is what gets them to watch. Some just like the physicality in a contact sport. These folks wrote in complaint letters to ESPN when they cancelled the ‘Jacked Up’ segment on their NFL countdown show. For me, and maybe others, it’s always been more about the strategy. Knowing what’s really going on. In hockey, it never looked like much more was going on than some skating, a magic floating black saucer I couldn’t quite find, some hits every now and again and a light going off, followed by a more manly version of a soccer celebration after a goal. And these only happened a few times a game. I recognized there was more to it, but never put in the time to find out. Then, a couple weeks ago, I woke up to the loud sounds of a Canadian man yelling Saturday morning. I could do nothing but step outside and find out what the racket was all about. What I found was a shootout between my country and the Russians in Sochi. Nothing could rope me into a sport more than Cold War round three. Sure it’s a sport I don’t get, but hearing “OSHIEEEE!!” from Doc Emrick had me interested. Due to this budding interest, I




Miami sophomore guard Geovonie McKnight tries to drive past a Bowling Green player during Miami’s 55-52 win.


The Miami University men’s basketball team (11-15, 7-8 MAC) needed two defensive stops in the final four seconds of the game to secure its win over the University of Akron (17-11, 9-6 MAC) 65-61 at Millett Hall. Leading 62-61 with four seconds left on the clock, Miami senior forward Will Felder blocked Akron senior forward Quincy Diggs’ attempt at the rim and the RedHawks gained possession. After junior guard Will Sullivan missed one of two free throws, senior guard Quinten Rollins stole the inbounds pass and was fouled with 0.9 seconds left. He converted both free throws to seal the Red and White victory. Late game execution has been a problem for the RedHawks all season, but Rollins said this win gives

them confidence as they head down the stretch run of the Mid-American Conference season. “Just finding a way to finish is definitely something that is key going down the stretch,” Rollins said. “The last couple weeks of games, all of these games are going to be close. It’s going to come down to the team that executes at the end of the game and finds a way to get stops … [this win] shows us that we can get it done.” Felder and Sullivan each had 16 points to lead Miami. Geovonie McKnight was second on the team with 13 points. Leading the way for Akron was junior guard Deji Ibitayo with 14 points. Senior forward Demetrius Treadwell recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. The matchup did not begin promisingly for the ’Hawks. The Zips embarked on an 11-3 run to start

the game, forcing the RedHawks to come from behind. Miami then went on an 18-5 run of its own, as it established a 21-16 lead with 3:48 remaining in the opening period. After the two teams traded baskets, Miami went into the locker room leading 27-20. Sullivan was the prime performer of the first half, as he scored 15 of his points and nailed three 3-pointers in the first 20 minutes of action. The opening minutes of the second half saw Miami add to its lead, culminating in a Felder fast break slam that gave MU its biggest lead of the night, 43-30. From that point on, Akron began to climb its way back into the game until the two teams were tied at 53 with 5:50 remaining. After that the teams went back and forth, but the



MU drops sixth straight Brotherhood prepares for Bulldogs game in loss to Akron BY JOE GIERINGER SENIOR STAFF WRITER


Senior guard Haley Robertson dives for a ball during Miami’s 80-70 to Ball State.


The Miami University’s women’s basketball team got off to a slow start Wednesday at the University of Akron and fell 88-63. The loss was the sixth MidAmerican Conference loss in a row, as well as the final road game of the regular season for the RedHawks (7-19, 3-12 MAC). The Zips (18-8, 12-3 MAC) hopped out in front of the RedHawks early, securing a 10-2 lead at the 15:55 mark of the first half. “I think we definitely could have bounced back from [the early deficit],” freshman forward Nicole Anderson said. “It’s nothing that hasn’t happened to us before. It wasn’t really going our way all night.” The ’Hawks’ first field goal of the game was made at the 15:42

mark. The RedHawks pulled within four points of the Zips to make the score 15-11 in favor of Akron with 13:01 remaining. The Zips, led by senior guard Hanna Luburgh’s 24 first half points, led 48-29 at halftime. The RedHawks began the second half with a 7-2 run, but the Akron lead proved to be insurmountable. Senior guard Hannah Robertson, a recent inductee to Miami’s 1,000-point club, led the Red and White in scoring with 12 points. The RedHawks were also led by sophomore forward Hannah McCue, as she scored 11 points and snatched a team-high 10 rebounds. “When I went in I hit my first two attempts,” McCue said. “I got


In the 2009 NCAA Regional Finals, Miami University and the University of Minnesota-Duluth played for the first and only time. Backed by a 25-save effort from goalie Cody Reichard, the Red and White advanced to their first ever Frozen Four. This weekend, the two will renew their struggle in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. After a slow start, the Bulldogs (13-13-4) enjoyed a moderate resurgence this season and were ranked as high as No. 16 in early February. Since then, they’ve dropped four straight to conference opponents St. Cloud State University and the University of North Dakota, ousting them from the Top 20, but the RedHawks know better than to

overlook their opponent. “They’re as good as anyone in our league,” head coach Enrico Blasi said. “They’re really good at transitioning, so it’s kind of the same speech I’ve been giving the last month or so. We’re going to have to play well defensively, manage the puck well and be ready for a battle – that’s kind of the norm in our league.” Miami (11-16-3) is coming off a split with No. 5 St. Cloud State, a huge accomplishment in the face of dwindling hopes and an abysmal 2014 record for the RedHawks. With a bit of confidence regained, the Brotherhood begins the final push in what is their last home series of the season. “The biggest thing is to try to stay consistent,” senior forward Max Cook said. “Just keep playing hard

and keep pushing forward. I don’t think … that working hard [is the problem]. We need to focus on the little detailed stuff.” Not only is it the final homestand for the ’Hawks this year, but it will be the final showing for seniors Cook and forward Bryon Paulazzo. “It’s kind of a weird feeling,” Cook said. “It felt like it would never come, to be honest, because you’d always be like ‘Oh, there’s next year.’ Now that it’s here it’s a weird feeling, but to be honest I’m not focused on that. I’m focused on playing well, getting the team to play well, and obviously that’s the biggest thing for us.” The RedHawks will need that complete game mentality to jump



Miami settles in for Coach B Classic BY JORDAN RINARD SENIOR STAFF WRITER

The Miami University softball team is looking to right the ship at the Coach B Classic, after dropping its last three games. The ’Hawks take on Murray State University, Southern Illinois University and the University of Kansas. Western Illinois was supposed to participate in the tournament, but withdrew from the tournament because of potentially inclement weather. The tournament was supposed to be played in Carbondale, Ill., but was moved to Chattanooga, Tenn. because of the weather. “This week, we’re focusing on us, seeing how we can get better,” head

coach Clarisa Crowell said. “We’re playing some good teams this weekend. Kansas led the country in offense last year and Southern Illinois is a well-coached team despite what they look like on paper. We need to be able to put things together and just keep playing… There’s no snow on the softball field, which gives us an opportunity to practice like we play. We’ve only practiced on the field once this season… These games give us opportunities to learn and, if we keep fighting, good things will come out of it.” Murray State (7-5) had an upand-down tournament last weekend, losing three of its five games. Junior infielder Alexa Becker has been an important piece to the Racers’

offense, as she has a .385 batting average through 12 games, three home runs and nine RBIs. Freshman pitcher Mason Robinson had a strong season pitching so far, going 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA and a .255 batting average against her. Southern Illinois (5-6) has dropped seven out of its last ten as it struggles to find consistency. Senior infielder Taylor Orsburn has been a bright spot for the Salukis, registering a team-high seven RBIs off six hits. The pitching staff has been inconsistent this season, allowing eight homers and a .309 opponent batting average, while having eight wild pitches


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