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

VOLUME 140 NO. 04

FRIday, AUGUST 31, 2012


TODAY IN MIAMI HISTORY In 1960, The Miami Student reported that then-president John D. Millett told the Miami University Senate that Miami had reached a new peak in enroll-

ment. He cautioned that the more than 7,000 students that had been enrolled that year was “merely another step in a climb to near 10,000 which Miami must achieve by 1970.”

Farmer School Dean to retire

‘Hawks to challenge Buckeyes in opener

Will leave at end of semester By Jenn Smola Campus Editor

After ten years serving as the Dean of Miami University’s Farmer School of Business (FSB), Roger Jenkins announced Wednesday he will retire at the end of the semester. In an email sent to FSB faculty and staff as well as to the University Board of Trustees, Jenkins, 67, thanked his colleagues for their partnership, collegiality and friendship. According to Claire Wagner, associate director of university communications, Jenkins chose to retire after meeting with President David Hodge regarding Jenkins’ recent voluntary return of $1.25 million in independent consulting fees from Minn. businessman Thomas Petters. Petters is serving a 50-year prison sentence for fraud. Jenkins was given several options from the university for how to move forward after he returned the money, out of which he chose retirement, according to Wagner. “Concerns grew about Dean Jenkins’ ability to provide effective leadership to the Farmer School of Business,” Wagner said. “Under these circumstances, we began to look for the best solution for transition. The retiring at the end of the semester provides that solution.” Jenkins wrote in his letter to faculty that part of his decision to leave was because of an unfortunate situation: “As with any deeply personal relationship and within every family, there are complex nuances that, if and when brought to light, due to surface appearance and the absence of context, are exceptionally difficult for others to understand. And ironically, the reality is that perceptions matter. I have therefore concluded that my work here at the Farmer School will come to a close at the end of the semester, in no small part because this

will complete a most unfortunate chapter in Miami’s history that has simply gone on too long.” Jenkins provided independent consulting services for Petters from 2005 to 2008. According to Wagner, the university had record of Jenkins’ involvement with Petters between 2005 and 2006, but not of the subsequent two years Jenkins provided Petters with consulting services. Wagner said performing outside work is not uncommon for Miami faculty. “It’s within Miami University policy that faculty and staff may, and in fact, are encouraged to be on boards and act as advisors or consultants in their profession,” Wagner said. However, Wagner said Jenkins’ business relationship with Petters was one that typically would have to be approved by the university, and it appears there was no approval for Jenkins’ consulting work following 2006. Hodge said he did not have anything to add to his comments that were laid out in Miami’s ereport Thursday morning regarding Jenkins’ retirement. “We admire and respect Dean Jenkins’ decision,” Hodge said in his statement. “He has worked tirelessly…greatly enhancing the quality and the reputation of both the Farmer School and the University. We are deeply grateful for his dedicated service and in particular the tremendously profound impact he has had on students.” Marc Rubin, chair of the accountancy department in FSB, said despite Jenkin’s retirement, FSB will not change dramatically. “Right now we have a lot of things to take care of on a departmental level and we’ll keep doing



Head football coach Don Treadwell addresses the Red and White on the field.The RedHawks will face Ohio State University in their first game of the year Saturday.

By Tom Downey Senior Staff Writer

For the first time since 2005, the Miami University football team will take on the No. 18 Ohio State University (OSU) Buckeyes in the first game of the Urban Meyer Era. The RedHawks will attempt to become the first Ohio team to defeat the Buckeyes in any game since 1921. “It’s a cool thing [to play in the Horseshoe] and a cool opportunity and experience,” senior wide receiver and co-captain Andy Cruse said. “We’re all looking forward to it.” The offense will rely on the combination of redshirt senior quarterback and co-captain Zac Dysert and junior wide receiver Nick Harwell, given the undetermined state of the running game and due to the strength of Ohio State’s defensive line. “They have everything you want: size up front, speed at the linebacker [position], coverage guys at the corners and safeties that come up and hit,” Head Coach Don Treadwell said. Miami will likely go with a running back by-committee approach

this year, with senior halfback Justin Semmes the likely starter against OSU. Semmes had the team’s only 100-yard game last year. Redshirt sophomore running back Robert Williams III and freshman running back Jamire Westbrook are all but assured to see some time and as many as three other tailbacks could see playing time as well. “Their team, including their defense, is very talented.” Cruse said. “A couple guys stand out, but they are all talented and we’re just going into the game with game plan and are going to try to execute it.” As with most Ohio State teams, this year’s squad is very talented and will be a challenge. “The easy way to break OSU down is that there is no weakness,” Treadwell said. “They have the ability to be in the top 10 every year. As you look at them, they’re going to be big up front. They’re strong and they are so athletic.” Dual-threat sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller, a perfect fit for Meyer’s spread offense, leads Ohio State. “They have a tremendous quarterback who is just truly gifted in Miller,” Treadwell said. “He is just so dynamic, in my opinion it

doesn’t matter what they ask him to do. He is just so talented he can create on offense, if they ask him to throw the ball; it doesn’t have to be wide open because he is a weapon in himself. He certainly knows how to run the football. He is as good, if not better, than a lot of tailbacks that many teams have.” Redshirt senior linebacker and co-captain Jaytee Swanson said the team has a plan to stop Miller and the Buckeyes. “We’re just going do our job,” Swanson said. “That’s defense. The way they attack is to get oneon-one. Wait for someone not to do their job. And that’s what we’ve been perfecting this week. Every man is going to do their job, have their gap [and] do their responsibility. If that works out, you can’t beat us.” The last time the Red and White faced the Scarlet and Grey in 2005, then-No. 6 OSU defeated the RedHawks 34-14. The ’Hawks have never beaten the Buckeyes in five matchups. Kickoff is set for noon in Columbus, Ohio. The game will be shown on the Big Ten Network and fans can listen to the game on WMSR at

Fraternity files $10M lawsuit against university By Lauren Ceronie Editor in chief


UPTOWN HAPPENINGS Miami students and Oxford residents enjoy pleasant summer weather and live music by local musicians at the annual Oxford Police Department pig roast in the Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

The Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau has filed a lawsuit against Miami University for $10 million in damages. The lawsuit claims the university violated fraternity members’ constitutional rights, as well as breach of contract. The fraternity filed the lawsuit Wednesday in the United States District court in Cincinnati, Ohio. It also filed for a temporary restraining order that would have allowed members to move back into the fraternity house, but was denied Thursday by Chief Judge Susan Dlott. This lawsuit comes as the result of the fraternity’s temporary suspension after Aug. 19 when members of Phi Kappa Tau, along with members of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon, were caught igniting fireworks inside the fraternity houses and in possession of illegal drugs. Police reports at the time said members of the fraternities were uncooperative with both police and fire officers. Steve Hartman, chief executive officer of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and foundation, said the fraternity decided to file a lawsuit after it held its own investigation, conducted by alumni officers and national fraternity officers. “When you look at what we found,

it seems clear to us that this whole thing involved a couple of people which would mean the other men who lived there weren’t involved,” Hartman said. “Our concern was that there is a belief that they were all guilty and had to be uprooted.” Hartman said the fraternity talked with university officials and asked officials to reevaluate the summary suspension, which required all members of the fraternity living in the fraternity house to vacate the residence. Had the restraining order passed, it would have allowed sophomore members of the fraternity who were required by the university to live on campus to return to the fraternity house. “We didn’t have many options,” Hartman said, in reference to the lawsuit. “When it came to the last day and the school was forcing everyone out, we felt the school had kind of rushed into the decision.” Claire Wagner, associate director of university communications, said she could not comment directly on the case, but did say Miami had acted by the rules of the Student Code of Conduct. “The university acted out of concern for safety,” Wagner said. The Student Code of Conduct






New student trustee joins Board after delay By Samantha Wargolet

For The Miami Student

Although there was a time lapse in the selection process, Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s office has chosen a new student trustee to join junior Lot Kwarteng on Miami University’s Board of Trustees. Junior Arianne Wilt was selected as the new student trustee at the end of May. She has already attended her first meeting, and she said she is ready to take on the role. “I think it’s a great honor to have been chosen for the position,” Wilt said. After going through a rigorous selection process that she describes as “very intense,” Wilt had to wait almost five months for the final decision to be made. Wilt said after the long wait, she is ready to take on her position with a “focus on campus safety and lighting, as well as athletic and school spirit.” The Associated Student Government (ASG) presented Gov. Kasich’s office with three finalists for the position right before winter break of last year. The governor’s decision wasn’t announced until the end of May, and during

that time lapse, only Kwarteng was on the board to represent Miami students. Ted Pickerill, the executive assistant to the president and secretary to the Board of Trustees, explained that the state of Ohio has hundreds of board and commission positions to fill every year. Because these positions are of utmost importance, they are appointed by the governor “to ensure their successful and continuous operation,” Pickerill said. The reason the decision took so long? According to Kwarteng, the governor has a very serious responsibility in appointing these members, and with the advice of the Ohio Senate, the decision is not made lightly. Kwarteng said he was not bothered by taking on the responsibilities of the position alone. “It’s always preferable to have two student trustees who can work together and offer different perspectives to the other board members,” Kwarteng said. “But I truly was not phased or intimidated by the fact that I was the only student trustee.” As student trustees, Wilt and Kwarteng both serve as nonvoting members of the Board. Although they do not cast votes, Wilt said the Board listens to

what the students have to say. “[The Board is] not on campus everyday, so they truly value the opinions of the student trustees,” Wilt said. Pickerill also said the Board appreciates student opinions. “The Board greatly values the input and perspective of every student trustee,” Pickerill said, “Their membership is a valuable addition to the process.” The application to become a student trustee is not to be taken lightly, according to Wilt and Kwarteng. A student must complete an application, then the Executive Council of ASG conducts hour-long interviews. From there, the Executive Council of ASG submits its top five candidates to the governor. Wilt first heard about the position through Kwarteng, who was her friend prior to the entire process. “I sat down and had a three hour conversation with Lot to learn all about the position,” Wilt said. Kwarteng said Wilt is a nice addition to the Board. “It’s great to have someone as competent and reliable as Arianne,” Kwarteng said. The Board will look to fill Kwarteng’s position in October.

University construction remains on track By Victoria Slater For The Miami Student

For the typical Miami University student, the daily trajectory to class includes the sight of construction work: cranes, bulldozers, dirt piles, framework of buildings yet to be completed. The construction efforts on campus have been in place for six months, according to Robert Keller, associate vice president of facility planning and operation. The majority of the work has adhered to the original schedule, and will continue into the summer of 2014. “We have anywhere between 30 or 50 projects going on across campus at this time, which ranges from renovating a classroom to the student center,” Keller said. “At this point, all the contracts have been let. We have a budget established now, and it is really about staying on schedule, and completing everything by 2014.” Currently, the most substantial project—the Armstrong Student Center (ASC)—has been active since October 2011 and is scheduled for completion in January 2014. “Construction began last fall so the project has been under construction for a little less than a year at this point,” Keller said. Keller noted that the ASC is one of various projects going on in the heart of campus. This particular

plan will fashion a student union that will eventually replace Shriver Center by renovating three halls on Spring Street: Gaskill, Rowan and Culler. “We are building a new building between three existing buildings that will eventually connect all three of them

I’m excited to see the new student center.” Courtney Verh


together,” Keller said. “The existing buildings will be renovated into student centers. He added that the project will be completed in two phases. Phase one is underway, and phase two will begin next year. First-year Courtney Verh said she is anticipating the completion of the new student center. “I’m excited to see the new student center,” Verh said. “It will be cool to see the new facilities, and fun to experience the expansion of the university as the population of students grows.” However, Verh said she likes what Shriver has to offer. In addition to the ASC, significant construction efforts exist on

Maple Street, where, according to Keller, the groundwork for a food service center is in place. “You will see a lot of activity down Maple Street, we’ve got the new food service facility called Maple Street Station,” he said. “It will feature seven food venues, each with its own décor and own menu, and its own main entry. There will also be a residence hall in the second floor above that.” The equestrian center is also undergoing substantial renovation. According to riding instructor Lori Cramer, the outdoor riding arenas will be raised and leveled from the floodplain, using 10,000 cubic yards of fill from other projects around campus. “The university will be providing a large fill area to bring the center out of the Four Mile Creek flood plain,” Cramer said. Consequently, the heightened center will be able to harbor the expansion of barns and riding arenas. Additionally, Cramer said that as the university is utilizing fill from construction sites such as Maple Street Station and ASC, substantial amounts of money will be saved. As a result of the restoration to the area, the Miami equestrian team is practicing offsite in two different locations: one in Oxford, and the other in Indiana.


For The Miami Student

Miami University is going green(er). With recycling receptacles and biodegradable plastic ware, the campus is taking steps towards an eco-friendly future. The newest addition to Miami’s campus is water filtration fountains with spouts designed specifically to fill water bottles. There are several around campus – Shriver Center and Stoddard Hall to name a few – and many more will be popping up as the year progresses. David Prytherch, geography professor and Miami’s sustainability coordinator, said he is excited about the new initiative. Shriver is a pilot

project, selected for its high traffic and visibility on campus, according to Prytherch. Along with Shriver, the new fountains are located in Stoddard and Elliott Residence Halls. Other residence halls are equipped with retrofit models that are bottlefriendly. According to Marijo Nootz, the senior director for Shriver Center, the retrofit models do not contain a filtration system, but do have a bottle-refill station to make refilling water bottles easier. First-year Brandon Thomas said that the filtration stations in Shriver fill his reusable water bottle very quickly and are convenient. “The water tastes better, too,” Thomas said. Nootz explained that the filtration

League of Women Voters sees uptick in registrations By Allison McGillivray Campus Editor

A little rain did not dampen the spirits of The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Oxford, who registered Miami University students to vote Monday, Aug. 27. The registration event was scheduled to be held on the front patio of Shriver Center but was moved to MacMillan Hall to avoid the rain. The League registration was held to celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of women receiving the right to vote in the United States, which occurred Aug. 26, 1920, according to LWV member Jo McQueen. “Some women gave their whole lives to the cause,” McQueen said. “Most of those women didn’t live long enough to see it passed.” LWV wore traditional suffragette costumes to registration table, however, according to Prue Dana, voter service vice president for the LWV, the best way to celebrate Women’s Equality Day is to register people to vote. “We hope it will be a really big election day and it will be if people are registered to vote,” Dana said. The League registered 110 students to vote at the registration event, which is more than triple the students who registered last year, according to McQueen. Senior Justine Furbeck registered to vote at the LWV registration table. “It was really easy,” Furbeck said. “They just had the form there for you and they gave you information about what ID to bring on

the day you go.” LWV invited College Democrats and College Republicans to assist in the registration. Students have two options when voting at Miami: they can register to vote in Oxford or they can vote absentee at their parents’ address, according to Dana. According to Dana, students should vote absentee if they are invested in their hometown politics. “[Students] may be very involved at home with a school issue or a candidate so they may need to register absentee so that they can vote at home,” Dana said. However, there are several reasons for students to vote in Oxford. According to the LWV, it may be more convenient and quicker to vote in Oxford than voting absentee and it will allow students to have a say in the laws they are expected to follow in Oxford. College Democrats President Laura Kretz said she encourages Miami students to vote locally. “We’re a part of the community too,” Kretz said. “We may not be here all year long, but we are part of community just as well.” Furbeck said she registered to vote locally. “I’ve spent more time in Oxford over the last couple of years than I have in either home, Toledo or Chicago,” Furbeck said. Kretz said it is easier for students to vote in Oxford because it can take a lot of time to receive and return an absentee ballot. Students can vote at Shriver in between classes, according to Kretz.

Miami first-years flout national test-score trend


Miami university first-years prove to be more academically prepared for college.


By Emily Crane

Water fountains on campus go green Ashley Laughlin


League of Women Voters members Prue Dana and Jo McQueen register students to vote Monday, August 27.

fountains in Shriver represent the new standard for water fountains on Miami’s campus. Any new construction, such as The Armstrong Student Center and Maple Street Market, or remodeling, such as The Miami Inn and Marcum Conference Center, will have the new filtration water stations, she said. According to Prytherch, the student group Green Oxford led an initiative called “Take Back the Tap” which secured a Brita “Filter for Good” grant that supports bottled water alternatives. The new filtration fountains cost $550 each to purchase and



For The Miami Student

As first-years at universities and colleges around the country wrap up their first few weeks of class, they are beginning to get a good picture of whether their high school education has adequately prepared them for this next phase of their studies. National ACT testing results may indicate many students will find their high school education has not. According to ACT’s ‘Condition of College and Career Readiness’ report in 2012, only one in four high school seniors met the benchmark score requirement in all four tested areas: math, English, science and reading. Almost 30 percent of seniors were not prepared at all. Students’ strongest subject was English, where 67 percent met the benchmark score, indicating that they had a good chance of passing a college-level English course.

Fifty-two percent met the reading benchmark, math followed with 46 percent, and science trailed with only one third of students indicating that they were prepared. At Miami University however, the outlook is less bleak, according to Linda Dixon, associate dean of Student Retention and Learning. “We are a different caliber of institution,” Dixon said. “Those national trends don’t really align with the student population we have here.” Indeed, if test scores are an accurate reflection of student preparedness, Miami University’s class of 2016 is in good shape, with more than 96 percent of students scoring above the national average on their ACT. Scott Suarez assistant professor of Anthropology has taught a course in biological



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POLICE Braves mascot receives new look


by Hannah Stein Community Editor

A Native American has always represented Talawanda High School and for decades the mascot has been The Braves. It wasn’t until this year, that mascot finally had a standardized image to represent all of Talawanda. At the Board of Education meeting August 20, members approved a Native American silhouette in blue with a red T within it by a 3-2 vote, Mark Butterfield, president of the Board, said. Butterfield, Darrell Smith and Lois Vollmer all voted for the image, while Board Vice President Michael Crowder and Mary Jane Roberts opposed the decision. The image was one of eight considered and differed in the way the mascot’s head looked, Butterfield said. The jewelry and feathers were more pronounced in the other seven images, and according to

Butterfield, both Crowder and Roberts voted against it because he said they did not appear to be comfortable with the image that was approved. In the past, Talawanda has received some concerns about whether or not a Native American representing the school was discrimination. This concern has come from a couple of students, a parent, and a few members of the community, Butterfield said, however, the number of people who approved the image overpowered those who did not. Even though members of the Talawanda community did not vote for the image, their concerns were taken into consideration when the Board members discussed and voted on it. “Literally hundreds if not thousands approved the existing image,” Butterfield said. “So many supported it. That’s why they ended up with the image that they did.” According to Butterfield there was the perception that by

approving this image they were changing the school mascot, which he says is not the case. “We were not trying to create a new mascot. We were just trying to standardize because there are so many images out there,” he said. “What was happening was all of our athletic teams and administration staff were using something different and we wanted to come up with one that represented Talawanda at this time.” Even though the use of a Native American mascot may have upset certain members of the Talawanda community, since the image has been approved there have been no complaints, Tom York, Talawanda Principal, said. “I haven’t heard any comments or complains from anyone at this point, none of them directed to my office,” York said. “I don’t have a feel for what’s going to happen down the road, but right now it seems to be that it’s acceptable to whomever

would object.” However, even though York has not received complaints directed to his office, there are still those who are upset with the mascot. Some students, such as Andrea Christman, a Talawanda alum and Miami University sophomore, said she believes the use of a Native American as a mascot is extremely discriminatory. “It is absolutely discrimination,” she said. “There are studies, psychological studies, that show having your people, ethnicity, as a mascot is harmful to the children that associate with that [group]. How would you like to be the Talawanda Caucasians or the Talawanda Oxfordians?” The image for The Braves has been approved regardless of the concerns of some students and members of the Talawanda community. The future of the image is still uncertain. “Well I know there are people who are never going to give up,” Christman said.

New ‘Cheap Chic’ clothing store opens Uptown By Olivia Hnat Community Editor

The third location of the boutique, Bluetique Cheap Chic, opened its doors Aug. 23 Uptown Oxford, Ohio. Located on 35 W. High St., Bluetique sells women’s clothing, jewelry, handbags and accessories. All items are priced below $68.99. Bluetique has three locations in Lexington, Ky., Bowling Green, Ohio and Oxford, Ohio. Leslie Stoll works in the Lexington location and is a buyer for Bluetique. She travels between Atlanta, Ga. and Los Angeles, Calif. to buy clothing that is sold in the stores. Stoll said the store provides affordable and trendy clothing to high school students, college students and young professionals. “We really want to provide unique clothing at a fair price,” Stoll said. When the first store opened, Bluetique’s beginnings focused on selling affordable denim but quickly expanded to different styles of clothing and accessories. “We grew and looked at our customer base and evolved from the beginning. We still love the name and held on to it.” Stoll said. Ashley Keeton, a 2008 graduate of Miami University, is the store manager of the Uptown location. She said a fair priced boutique for woman was


All Bluetique stores feature spray paint graffiti art. All items in the store are priced to fit the college budget.

needed in Oxford. “Living in Oxford, you pretty much have to drive at least a half an hour to go shopping for anything,” Keeton said. “There are a couple little shops. For nicer clothes and going-out clothes, and clothes to wear to class and bum around in, there really hasn’t been a huge outlet for that in Oxford. I definitely noticed that while going to school here.” Senior Marit Lovaas said Bluetique adds more options for women shopping uptown. “The clothes are really cute,”

Lovaas said. “The boutique has a friendly atmosphere. I would definitely go back and buy clothes. I am glad there are more stores and options uptown. I think it is definitely college budget friendly and not over priced. If I ever need clothes, I will go there.” Senior Victor Fisher, the Men’s Editor for UP Magazine, said more attention should be paid to men’s fashion in Oxford. “It’s a shame that we don’t have more options for men,” Fisher said. “The options for men that we do

have, reinforce Miami’s notorious homogeneity. If a guy wants to go shopping on the weekend, there are no options except Kenwood [mall in Cincinnati]. Girls can go Uptown anytime they want.” The space now occupied by Bluetique was a Frame and Save that moved to College Corner in January. Bluetique is on many social media websites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The store is having a grand opening party for the community 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 6.

Co-op stays Bars entice students with drink challenges competitive By Amelia Wester

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As undergraduate students prepare for another year, many of them must confront one pricey tradition – purchasing academic textbooks. According to the College Board, the average college student spent $1,137 on textbooks in 2011 alone. This is up from an average of $900 just three years ago. With such a large price tag placed on required texts, students have started to seek other avenues for buying books. “I buy all of my textbooks on,” sophomore Michael Moore said. “It seems as though textbooks are incredibly overpriced, and sites like Amazon allow me to purchase textbooks while doing my routine online shopping.” While students like Moore use sites such as Amazon, Chegg and Craigslist to purchase their books, not everyone feels as though this is a necessary step. “We’ve been in business for over 100 years and have over 800 bookstores in the United States and Canada,” Gail Paveza, store director at Follett’s Miami Co-Op Bookstore,

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In the midst of classes, work and endless amounts of homework, students need to find a way to blow off steam. A way some students choose to do this is by participating in drinking challenges that different bars offer Uptown. A well-known challenge is the 14-Day challenge at CJ’s bar, in which participants purchase three drinks per day for 14 days and at the end receive a T-shirt and a place on the wall of fame. Students pushed for the creation of the 14-Day Club, CJ’s manager James Wenstrup said. “[It’s] a point of pride to say ‘yes I’ve accomplished this.’” The challenge can be fun but also hard, some students said. “You have to do it consecutively, and sometimes on a Monday night you don’t want to get drinks,” junior Emily Justice and current 14-Day Club participant said. Despite this potential setback, Justice decided to participate in the challenge because she said it seemed like fun. Steinkeller also has a

challenge for its customers called Das Boot. It requires participants to purchase a two-liter glass boot of beer, which they get to keep if they finish it, according to junior JaMalle Flournoy. “[My friends] always tell me different strategies of how to complete it, though I’ve never done one myself,” he said. Steinkeller used to offer the 20-Liter challenge as well, Victoria Vynes, assistant manager, said. In order to complete this challenge, participants were required to drink one liter each of the 20 beers that Steinkeller offers. Participants were given a period of one school year to complete the challenge and those who successfully completed it were given a T-shirt. “I liked it and thought it was cool,” Vynes said. “It brought people back.” Vynes said that the challenge was popular, estimating that over the years about 100 people took part. However, this challenge was discontinued years ago, which Vynes attributes to the task of keeping track of all participants. Another popular Uptown spot, Skippers Pub, has taken a

different approach to keep customers coming back. While Skippers does not offer any challenges like Steinkeller or CJ’s, they do offer discounted drinking days. These discounts for drinking are as close as Skippers has to challenges for legal reasons, Johnson said. He said that in the state of Ohio, it is illegal to give people an incentive, such as a free Tshirt, to drink. In order to be legal, all “prizes” won from a drinking challenge must be bought by the participant. Sgt. Jon Varley of the Oxford Police Department, confirmed that the practice of offering incentives to drink is illegal in Ohio. “[Many establishments] package it as something else, such as a celebration, which makes it legal.” Flournoy said he thinks it’s a good business strategy for bars. “[Drinking is] something that a lot of people partake in anyway,” Flournoy said. “At least this way, bars are making even more money off of an already common occurrence.”

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Runners prepare for season openers By Justin Maskulinski For the Miami Student

Miami University’s cross-country season begins this Saturday in Kettering, Ohio for the Dayton Flyer 5k Challenge. The men’s team begins at 10:45 a.m. and the women’s team begins at 11:15 a.m. Both teams have been preparing for this season all summer and senior runner Jarrod Eick knows the course well. “We have run this course before,” Eick said. “We open with it every year.” The men’s cross country team had success at the Dayton Flyer 5k Challenge last year, finishing first out of five teams and also placing five runners in the top 10. Eick said he is confident for Saturday as well. “[Our preparation] has been the same as the past; I expect us to win,” Eick said. “This meet is a good warm up for the season.” The great start the men’s team had did not fade last year, as the men finished tied for second in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championships and


said. “We’re used to having competition.” Although students like Moore choose to purchase their textbooks from an online retailer such as, Paveza said that stores like Follett’s remain ahead of the curve when it comes to book sales. “We’ve used marketing trends to measure how students are purchasing their books – whether it be electronic copies, used books, or rentals,” Paveza said. “Using this information, we try to give students as many options as possible.” Upon on the request of Miami University professors, used, online and electric

only finished outside the top five once at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships. Head Coach Warren Mandrell said the team is also well prepared for this season. “We have been training all summer and the team began practice about two weeks ago,” Mandrell said. “[The runners] have been running about 60-70 miles a week.” Mandrell said the team could have success this Saturday. “Jarrod Eick should be our top runner, but we’ll see,” Mandrell said. “[Eick] was first team AllMAC last year; he’s looking good.” The women’s team is also looking forward to the meet, and it is just as familiar with the course as the men’s team. “The biggest challenge of the course is the big hill we have to run up twice,” sophomore runner Jess Hoover said. Hoover finished fifth at the meet last year as a true freshman, while the team finished second, placing three runners in the top 10. Hoover has high expectations for Saturday. “I expect to be leading the race, textbooks are also available for certain classes at Dubois and Shriver bookstores. While innovations in bookstores offer options for students, first-year Abby Burke said she feels as though her potential purchasing possibilities are not as varied as some claim they are. In her case, sites such as Amazon and Chegg were not viable options. “A lot of my teachers didn’t post which books were needed until two days before I moved in,” Burke said. “So I didn’t really have the option to purchase from eBay or Cragslist in time. I spent $600 at the bookstore, and two weeks into the year most of my books remain unopened and unmentioned by my professors.”

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or [for] one of my teammates [to be] leading the race,” Hoover said. Hoover and Eick agreed that the 5k course is a great way for incoming freshman to transition to the 8k courses in college cross-country. “[The Dayton Flyer 5k Challenge] is a good meet to start at,” Hoover said. “It is low key and there are not as many teams.” Women’s cross-country Head Coach Kelly Phillips said she does not think this meet will be easy, though. “We are competing against two teams from our region, the University of Dayton and the Ohio State University, so the meet will be competitive,” Phillips said. Hoover said the women’s team is ready to run after a summer full of workouts. “[The team] has had a lot of high mileage training, and we go right into running” Hoover said. “We also have had hill workouts [to prepare for the season].” Phillips agreed. “[The team] is in good shape,” Phillips said. “This is a good meet to see where everyone is.”


Furthermore, the Introduction to Horseback Riding class has been cancelled for the semester. “Because of [the construction] we must manage separate offsite locations and temporarily cancel our intro to horseback riding classes,” Cramer said. Despite this drawback, Cramer emphasized her anticipation for the completion of the construction, and enhancements it will bring in tow. These include improved footing for horses during lessons, and space to accommodate a potential indoor riding arena. “We are looking forward to coming back on site in the spring and returning to regular programming and enjoying the improvements to the site, and to the university as a whole,” Cramer said.



anthropology for seven years. The course—a requirement for all anthropology majors— requires a strong grasp of the scientific processes of genetics and evolution. While ACT reports that only one third of high school seniors are prepared for such a course, Suarez has found that these statistics do not necessarily apply to his classroom. “From a biological background, I feel generally, they are very well prepared for this course,” Suarez said. Where students tend to struggle is in handling the volume of information they must know, but this is a skill learned in college, said Suarez, and not one needed before college. One of Suarez’s current students, first-year Cheryl Corbett said she feels she has been wellequipped for the information covered in the course so far. “I’ve taken zoology classes before so this is pretty repetitive,” Corbett said. Such preparation is not common of the average ACT-tested student, but Miami students have shown that they are not average, according to Dixon. “We have a very small percentage of students that find themselves in academic jeopardy,” Dixon said. For those that do, however, Miami offers tutoring and supplemental instruction services, as well as a variety of remedial courses taught at its regional campuses. The number of students who use tutoring services varies from semester to semester, but the tutoring center had 1625 clients last fall and 1284 clients last spring, according to Jacqueline Walker, coordinator of Tutorial Assistance. Among the more commonly tutored subjects are math and business courses, as well as science and language courses.



says,” junior goalkeeper Sarah Mueller said. This is an important attitude for Miami, as the No. 11 Cardinal will be the third-straight ranked opponent the RedHawks will face to open the season. As evidenced by their 10-0 opening win versus LaSalle, Stanford carries quite an offensive punch. This contrasts Miami’s style, which has strong defensive play. Stanford is averaging 18.5 shots per game this year, while Miami is only averaging 5.5 shots per game. Furthermore, Miami is allowing 19 shots per game to opponents, while Stanford is only allowing 10 shots per game to its opponents. This carries over to goals scored as well. Miami has only scored one goal this season, while Stanford has had seven different players score. Junior forward Hope Burke leads the Cardinal with three goals, and three other Cardinal players have scored two goals this year. Eight different Stanford players have recorded an assist as well. As such, the key player for Miami is Mueller. With a .760 save percentage, she is outperforming Stanford freshman goalkeeper Dulcie Davies, who has a .750 save percentage. This strong play will likely help the ’Hawks throughout the season. “Our team is trying to stay highly competitive and consistent this year,” junior midfielder Jordan Long said. Michigan State will be the first unranked opponent the RedHawks will face this season, but that does not mean they should be taken lightly. The Spartans play a similar defensive style, and are being outshot by an average of 8.5 to 7.5 shots per game. Sophomore forward Abby Barker leads the Spartans with 2 goals on the season and junior goalkeeper Molly Cassidy has a .833 save percentage. The RedHawks are embracing the tough start to the season and need to continue to do so this weekend. “I think it is great to test and evaluate ourselves with the best and recognize that the difference between us and them isn’t that big,” Mueller said. “I totally believe we can beat whoever we face.”

Championship before I leave, and I was an Academic AllAmerican last year, so I’d like to do that again,” Peacock said. “I’d also like to be a top 100 player in the country. But we really have a great chance to improve as a team and see what we can do.” Head Coach Zac Zedrick is as excited as anyone for the upcoming season. The second year head coach had nothing but praise for the senior. “Ben is a fantastic young man,” Zedrick said. “He works hard on the course and in school, and he sets a great example with how he approaches everything. He’s one of our mentors; to be a mentor, you have to live the standards we set and share past experiences and be there for others on the team.” With Zedrick’s new mentor program in place, Peacock finds himself, junior Mark MacDonald and senior Brett Tomfohrde as “mentors” instead of “captains.” Though it took awhile to implement, Zedrick said the cooperation of Peacock and the other mentors was invaluable. “Ben – I could echo this about Brett and Mark as well – these guys only had a couple years left when I got here and it would be easy to say I’m gonna do my own thing,” Zedrick said. “For them to embrace the long term vision for the program and to build the foundation for success for years to come, there’s a lot of selflessness and trusting someone else’s vision. I don’t think those guys will ever realize how much what they’ve done will help this program.” Zedrick has been particularly proud of Peacock’s growth as a player and person, even after only one year of coaching him, and looks forward to what he can contribute this year. “Ben’s going to lead with his play as well,” Zedrick said. “He worked hard on and off the summer to give himself a great chance. He’ll be just fine this year.” When asked what he’ll take away from his years at Miami, Peacock had a simple answer. “Definitely the opportunity to compete in [Division I] athletics is something you can take a little bit, but thinking back a year from now I’ll think what a great opportunity it was and how I got a lot out of it,” Peacock said. Peacock and the rest of the Red and White will continue to practice the next two weeks, and start the season Monday, Sept. 10 at the Marshall Intercollegiate Tournament in Huntington, W.V.



install. The models in Shriver Center were paid for using the Brita grant, according to Nootz. The fountains represent collaboration between various Miami groups, Prytherch said. “Green Oxford and HDRBS (Housing, Dining, Recreation and Business Services) collaborated to install one for the general public in Shriver Center,” Pytherch said. While Miami students already have access to clean tap water, the filter system drinking fountains offer additional filtering that serves as an alternative to single-use bottled water, according to Prytherch. “Re-using bottles is much more sustainable than single-use bottled water,” Pytherch said. Sophomore Elizabeth Ward said she is excited about the new water fountains, because she uses the fountain daily in her residence hall to fill up old water bottles. “I will definitely just refill instead of buying water bottles all the time like I did last year,” she said. Nootz said she personally frequents the new fountains. “I use it every day,” she said. According to Prytherch, the filtration systems demonstrate how teamwork is making Miami more eco-friendly. “This is a great example of students, staff and faculty collaborating to make Miami more sustainable,” Pytherch said.


CORRECTIONS It is the policy of The Miami Student to correct factual errors in any articles or columns it publishes. In the August 28, 2012 issue of The Miami Student, there were factual errors in the article “Phillip’s experience leads ’Hawks into 2012.” The article stated Phillips qualified for the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, but Phillips was hurt before the Olympic Trials and did not qualify as a result. The article also stated the Claremont Trails Running Camps still exist, which is incorrect.


It is the policy of The Miami Student to publish corrections for factual errors found in the newspaper. In the Aug. 24 story, “Miami changes on-campus parking policy,” Parking and Transportation was reported as working on creating a sustainable transportation model, both financially and economically. In reality, Parking and Transportation is working on creating a sustainable model both financially and environmentally. Also in the Aug. 24 issue, in the story “Oxford-Hamilton bus route opens to public,” the photo indicates the bus was going to Walmart. The BCTRA buses go the reginoal campuses, not Walmart.

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High school board made right decision in changing mascot to be respectful of culture The Talawanda Board of Education recently voted on the fate of the school’s mascot, the Braves. The Board had gotten complaints about that the image, which included the head of a Native American in feathered headdress, was offensive. The Board voted to keep the mascot, but change the image to a subtler Native American silhouette and a large letter “T” in an effort to unify the images used by the different schools and athletic teams and to tone down the offensiveness of the image. The Miami Student editorial board believes that changing the image was a good idea and believes a deeper conversation on cultural sensitivity and political correctness needs to be had. The board found this an extremely difficult topic to discuss, with many different opinions and thoughts on the subject. We also had to keep in mind during the discussion that most of us are white and Anglo-Saxon, and

therefore have a very different worldview than the Native American people or others who may be offended by Talawanda’s mascot. Many of us agreed that there is a way to keep the logo without being derogatory. But, the logo must be a respectful representation of the Native American people, not a cartoon like stereotype. One member of the board suggested those who choose to use a culture or ethnicity as a logo should implement a policy that teams or schools ask said culture or ethnicity for use of its image and represent them honorably. Miami University did this every year it used the Redskin mascot until the tribe asked the university to discontinue use of the image. Imagery was a large point made about the use of mascots. A mascot is typically an aggressive caricature. These silly, bloated images are what seem to lead to controversy. Whether it is the Talawanda

Braves or the Cleveland Indians, the picture that is chosen to represent the team is an integral part of the message that particular school or company chooses to send. We tried to change the situation to something we could better identify with — if another country decided to use an American as a mascot. We all agreed what the mascot looked like would play a large role in our reaction. If the mascot were an accurate representation of an average American, we would have no issue with it. However, we all agreed that if the mascot was a cartoon like stereotype of an obese and stupid American, we would feel offended. The editorial board understands there was a time when using an inaccurate stereotype of culture or ethnicity was acceptable to society. We believe it is now no longer acceptable. Times and society have both changed, and we need to be aware of this.

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Dear Student Body: As we begin our journey to Detroit and the 2012 MAC Championship Game, I want to share our program blueprint and the importance of you, the student body, to be “All-In.” Passion... Discipline... Toughness... Faith... these words signify the four pillars of our football program. We believe that teaching young men to be better people while simultaneously developing them into better football players will build a foundation for sustained success. This foundation guides our daily actions and behaviors in our desire to create a championship program that will make you proud. As a football program steeped in the tradition of competitive success without sacrificing academic excellence, the rallying call this year is more than ideal. “All-In” is not just a slogan. It is a commitment. This is a commitment to excellence in everything we do. From the way we compete daily on the practice field, to work effectively in the classroom, to the ultimate goal of becoming champions, our commitment to each other is to be “All-In … All the Time.”

We want you to have the same feeling when you experience Miami football … “All-In … All the Time.” “All-In” also is a commitment that speaks to the passionate pursuit of excellence we all share as an institution of higher learning. On Sept. 8, we have the opportunity as both a campus and a community to unite as one at Yager Stadium. What could Game Day become with the entire student body at Yager? When, 16,000 students make the walk down Weeb Ewbank Drive to Yager Stadium, history will be made, renewed excitement will be felt and UNITED we can accomplish anything … the epitome of “All-In.” I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, Sept. 8, as we kickoff the home football season. Love and Honor,

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Approaching the election with an economic perspective makes the choice clear I do not believe that most people get their personal values or political beliefs from a political party, but they call themselves either Democrats or Republicans to easily communicate which side of the spectrum best represents them. To identify as either one does not mean a person gets his or her values from the top down as some people may assume. In my opinion, Independents classify themselves as such because they’ve become cynical about the process, they do not wish to be labeled, or, most likely, they are unsure which of their values is most important to them, and thus unsure of their political leanings and philosophies. The political parties’ values have become even more divergent, resulting in gridlock, which understandably frustrates Independents. I believe that history has shown there are ultimately two general political philosophies, both involving different views on government and economic relations. What I will call Philosophy One,

has always existed and still exists to varying degrees, and consists of: collectivism, government granted liberties (or entitlements), and a government-controlled economy. Any country consisting of these components falls under this philosophy. Philosophy Two is an American development — that is, we are the only nation originally built on this philosophy—consisting of: individualism, inalienable rights, limited government and a free market economy. Of course, there are shades of gray in between these two philosophies. For example, an economy may not be completely controlled by a government but may be too controlled to be considered a free market. I think it is obvious which side of the spectrum is the best. No rational person would wish not to have freedom and choice. So why would anyone take a risk and move away from a free market system when the pendulum could continue to swing past a ‘nanny-state’ all the way to the

extents seen in Maoist China and the Soviet Union? But one may argue that a pendulum swinging too far towards a free market leads to fraud and greed. That argument is inaccurate since a true free market has regulations—as in to keep regular, not to control. A free market requires the government to establish rule of law to enforce contracts and protect intellectual property. Fraud and greed are results of human choices, and are not caused by outside sources such as free enterprise. A manifestation of fraud and greed is crony capitalism, which is becoming more endemic in government. The components of the two philosophies are not interchangeable. For example, a limited government built on inalienable rights and a government-controlled economy are incompatible, because a government-controlled economy requires the power to control people’s economic choices. Even more noteworthy, there has never been a tyranny that has resulted from


limited government. Our Founding Fathers understood this concept and that is why America is unique and exceptional. So, I often ask myself, why would

The political parties’ values have become even more divergent, resulting in gridlock, which understandably frustrates Independents.

anyone want to move towards bigger government? I think most voters who favor bigger government do so out of good intentions. But I think they don’t realize that good intentions and social objectives are not always compatible with reality. Also, these voters, I believe, assume or are led to believe that government is the only solution, which it is not. A government solution to social

ills requires a more powerful and bigger government. A government cannot create wealth. It can only redistribute it. Isn’t it greedy to vote in favor for a government that will take from your neighbor and give to you? I understand the frustrations of most Independents, and in my future articles I will endeavor to help illuminate their perspective by examining in depth the topics introduced in this article. Due to the divergent paths the political parties have taken, this election is a critical decision for the soul of America. Every voter – Democrat, Republican or Independent – will be making this decision. My goal is to provoke a sense of responsibility and seriousness in this year’s voters and offer some thoughts for their further reflection, especially since our generation will be heavily impacted by this election. Being an informed voter and confident in one’s values is as crucial as ever for this November.

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Sorry for Party Rocking: Keep up the Belushi behavior, Miami So, I was going to write a serious piece about either the current situation with Israel and Iran, or the issues of disliking both Romney and Obama, then I listened to LMFAO. And in those three minutes of afros and animal print pants out of control, I realized something. I’m not embarrassed that Playboy called us the number nine party school in the nation. On the contrary, I think we have more work to do, my friends. Before I continue, I’d like to clarify a few things.

home to your parents. Classy lady during the daytime and a wild party animal at night. However, we’ve already had a few infractions this year that show Miami knows how to party a little too hard, and that would be more like a kind of girl I’d rather not describe. Moderation in life is key, and I’m tired of people being sad that they “don’t have time to go out” or that “they have too much work.” I’ve said these things more than a few times.

totally fine with me. I have friends who don’t drink. Just don’t hate on people who choose to have a good time, unless they choose to go too hard and walk home semi-nude or harass people. Those people hurt our reputation, and are detrimental to a good night up town. And you, crazy jerk in a bar who hit my friend, you should never be around alcohol again. There’s a way to go out without endangering yourself or others. But anyway, I just think

But I also want to have a hell of a time. My dad has told me so many ridiculous stories about his college experience, and I want to be able to do the same with my kids. I want to look back and say that I did everything I wanted to, stepped out of my comfort zone, and had the best time getting the best education. “

I’m not glorifying the collegiate culture of YOLO or whatever the new acronym is for “this is why I blacked out and slept with your best friend’s significant other this weekend.” I’m not saying everyone has to drink to go out. I’m not saying we should forego all the serious, academic reasons that we came here. I want to have intellectual discussions about politics, economics, and social issues. I want to learn how to be a better citizen, friend, and individual. But I also want to have a hell of a time. My dad has told me so many ridiculous stories about his college experience, and I want to be able to do the same with my kids. I want to look back and say that I did everything I wanted to, stepped out of my comfort zone, and had the best time getting the best education. Bam. We’re also the number one public school in the state, so the education part is covered. With both of these recent titles, we’re like the perfect girl to bring

Even though I end up taking a large amount of credits each semester, it is usually my own faulty planning, not overload of work, that causes me to miss out on social things. I want to remember all the great professors I had, the groups I joined and the great lessons that made me grow. But I also want to remember the wild nights I had eating Bagel and Deli and dancing on the sidewalk at 3 a.m. Notice I said REMEMBER. I don’t want people to have to tell me what I did the night before. I don’t want to go to class thinking I’m going to throw up my Crunch & Munch on the girl in front of me with the peach perfume. I don’t think it’s appropriate to show up to class unprepared or horribly hungover. So I propose we learn how to get things done during the day, and have the right amount of a great time at night. Now if you don’t like drinking, and don’t like going uptown, that’s

we need to find a way to best adopt the “work hard, play harder” ideology. How many times have you procrastinated on a Tuesday, wasting time on Facebook and Twitter, only to find that 8 p.m. became 1 a.m. before you got anything concrete accomplished? I’ve done it. Shame on me, shame on you, and shame on all of us for letting the hours AND 90s NIGHTS of college pass us by. Let’s get our stuff done, and done well. Then let’s rage. A wise friend told me this week “life is precious and spontaneous,” and I haven’t stopped thinking about that statement since. He’s right. We have a very limited amount of time here to be young and wild and free. The real world is coming fast to drag us into adulthood. So do your work, grab your animal print pants, and be spontaneous. I’ll bring my afro, and I’ll see you at Brick or Skippers. Just look for the glitter.

Women should be respected, willing to take care of others Normally, I don’t like to rock the boat. Partly because I do not want to risk being attacked for my opinion, but also because I cannot use the phrase without actually singing the 1970s disco jam. However, I feel that this is a worthwhile discussion that is of particular significance to students, especially those of us approaching that point in our lives where society expects us to be thinking about or pursuing serious relationships. In keeping with the theme of Ian Joyce and Brett Milam’s essays, I will attempt to rock said boat by bringing yet another perspective to this discussion on the role of women in relationships. That is, a woman’s perspective. Not to say that the two previous articles didn’t do an excellent job of speaking on behalf of women.  Ian was spot on in his observation that while girls want to be with guys who see them as more than a body, we often sell ourselves short.  And Brett was right to point out that women are not meant to cater to their husband’s every demand; it’s that mentality that can keep women in abusive relationships. I find myself between these two positions, although I hesitate to say between because I think given the chance to express their thoughts more completely, we would find that their opinions coincide more than one would think.  And I believe my perspective fits right in with theirs, although I’m sure it might seem strange at first glance: I want to serve a man. Before all of my female friends get the wrong impression, I’m not speaking about the stereotypical way that our culture often perceives serving.  I’m not saying that I want to slave away cleaning and cooking, waiting on my husband hand and foot while he sits on the couch all day drinking beer. But I am saying that I want to be a helpmate to my husband. That I want to keep up a nice home. That I want to find ways to save money. That I want to be his sounding board for when he has a problem at work. That I want to love him for his strengths and his faults. That I want to be faithful to him. That I want to

encourage his dreams and his life aspirations. Lets not forget, though, that I’m not the only one in this hypothetical relationship. If I’m going to serve my husband, he has to be worth serving. Just as I have expectations of myself, I have some expectations of him. I want my husband to ask for my opinion and listen to what I have to say. I want him to be honest about what he’s thinking. I want him to be considerate of others. I want him to be passionate about what he does. I want him to love me unconditionally. I want him to keep his promises.  I want him to encourage my passions and goals. While I can’t speak for all women, I think it is safe to say that most girls who desire to be in a relationship are looking for something along these lines.   So then why do many girls who want this type of love end up going uptown every weekend? I would venture to say it’s because they’re searching for the good guys, the guys that show girls respect and have long-term relationship potential.  And because a good man is hard to find, or so the cliché goes, girls are going wherever we can think to look for them, including clubs and bars. I’m sure there are probably a handful of good guys ready to open a new Word document right now and begin writing responses along the lines of “Hey girls, we’ve been right here the whole time!” or “But I’m in the friend zone!” And if that is the case, then I’d challenge the boys to put down their computers, pick up their cell phones, and call that girl already. Because as long as guys remain passive and hesitant to pursue a relationship, girls are going to continue to try and get guys to notice them, even if it means wearing a shorter skirt. So, the moral of the story?   Boys, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there for a girl.  And girls, don’t be afraid to wait for one of the good guys (and while you’re waiting, a cute pair of jeans can be just as flattering as a miniskirt).

Kelsey Jones

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that,” Rubin said. “The courses are offered, the students are here, we keep recruiting students and making sure they get jobs, and all those kinds of good things that we do. So I don’t see anything changing immediately at all.” Junior marketing major Lisa Gehring said she hopes there aren’t negative implications due to Jenkins’ leaving. “He has done so much for the business school and it’s unfortunate that his legacy seems to be tainted with this controversy,” Gehring said. “But I just hope that this also doesn’t negatively impact the reputation of the Farmer School of Business, of the rest of the faculty and staff and our degrees.” During Jenkins’ time as dean, the new Farmer School facility was built, and the business school became a BusinessWeek top 25 undergraduate business school. Prior to his time as dean of FSB, Jenkins served as the F.M. Kirby Chair in Business Excellence at Wake Forest University and was CEO of a Tennessee-based consulting firm and COO of Goody’s Family Clothing, Inc. In his letter to FSB faculty, Jenkins wrote that his “greatest joy in coming to work each day has been the privilege of getting to know and work with the finest young men and women on any college campus in America.”

states that, “a summary suspension will be imposed whenever the Dean of Students or designee determines that the continued presence of the student, student organization, fraternity or sorority on the university campus poses a significant risk of substantial harm to the safety of the student, student organization, fraternity or sorority, or to others, to the stability or continuance of normal university functions, or to property.” The lawsuit contains six causes of action. The first said that the university discriminated against individual members of the fraternity and their equal education opportunity. The second cause of action said the university violated the Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights of fraternity members. The third cause of action claims breach of contract. This cause stated the university violated the contract between Miami and Phi Kappa Tau National Fraternity when it revoked members’ second year live-in exemption without “just cause.” Hartman said he does not know if the lawsuit will go through the court system or if Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and Miami University will settle out of court. Phi Kappa Tau President Ross Piermarini and the fraternity’s legal representation were not available for comment at press time.




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Saturday is a big day. Not just in the sense that it’s Labor Day weekend and that the average Miami student will be out and about, but in the sense that one of America’s greatest pastimes will begin. Of course, I am talking about college football. Right now, everyone is equal. Every squad has crystal on their mind. Every team has a chance. Some teams have a better opportunity to taste that crystal football that comes with being the National Champion. Some of those squads are the traditional powerhouses of the University of Southern California, the University of Alabama, Louisiana State University and the University of Wisconsin. Some of the standard powers of college sports likely have no shot, including the University of Notre Dame and the University of South Carolina. I’m here to argue that a team that might not be at the top of your agenda has the chance to shock the world. That team is of course ... Miami University. This year almost every major sports writer in the country has written off the Red and White. The ’Hawks overall have not even been given a shot in our own Mid-American Conference (MAC), with most writers choosing Ohio University to take care of Western Michigan University at Ford Field this year. I disagree. Miami has an offense built for success. We have a redshirt senior quarterback in Zac Dysert who could easily be chosen high in the NFL Draft come April, with the caveat that he has a good statistical season. Dysert is within striking distance of almost every Miami passing record, most of which are held by now NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Then we move onto the receiving core, with junior Nick Harwell as the centerpiece. Harwell had 97 receptions last year for over 1,400 yards and nine touchdowns. If he stays healthy, expect those numbers to rise. The backfield is littered with young talent including redshirt

junior Erik Finklea, a converted linebacker anchoring the squad. Finklea, prior to getting hurt last year, was on pace to rush for nearly 1,000 yards and over 10 touchdowns while splitting time with redshirt sophomore running back Orne Bey. The defense has a Blue Ribbon Pre-Season All-MAC selection in junior cornerback Dayone Nunley. The defensive line should be even better than last year with redshirt senior Jason Semmes, senior Austin Brown, redshirt senior Mike Johns and redshirt junior Wes Williams (who returns off an injury plagued season last year). The linebacking core is moderately depleted after losing Ryan Kennedy, but I have full faith that Head Coach Don Treadwell will get things moving quickly. All of this leads into the first Saturday in September at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Miami has one of the toughest tests of the season in its first game. The Red and White have to take down the mighty Buckeyes of Ohio State University. Many students do not think the RedHawks will shock the world, but I disagree. I am not promising a win, but I am promising an exciting game. I think Miami has what it takes to beat the Buckeyes, but ultimately I think it comes down to the 12th man. Ohio Stadium is widely considered one of the toughest places to play in the country. There will be about 100,000 screaming fans in Scarlet and Grey berating the ’Hawks with noise when they’re trying to make major plays. Is Miami prepared for this? I think so. This columnist thinks Miami has the best chance it has had in four years to come in and make a statement early in this season. This is a RedHawks team that is not willing to roll over and accept defeat. This is a team that will fight until the last second ticks off the clock. This year is the year. Get ready to shock the world Miami, get ready to shock the world.

Red and White head to Diet Coke Classic Condit aims for 600th career win Friday By Jordan Rinard For The Miami Student

After going 1-2 in the Thunder Invitational last weekend, the RedHawks’ volleyball team is looking to rebound in the Diet Coke Classic in Minneapolis, Minn. Good news for them, they will be with the Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division Player of the Week: junior libero Madison Hardy. Hardy had 64 digs in the three matches last weekend and was part of the defensive unit that kept opponents’ hitting percentages under .200. Hardy is not the only RedHawk playing well though. Senior setter Amy Kendall, senior outside hitter Lisa Treadway and sophomore setter/outside hitter Meg Riley are all coming off great performances from the previous weekend. Kendall had 18 assists in the win against Wright State University, Treadway recorded her 1,000th career dig over the weekend and Riley put together the first tripledouble of her career with 13 kills, 10 digs and 12 assists. Also, Head Coach Carolyn Condit is one win away from

600 career wins, which she has racked up at Miami and Xavier University. “We’re a very confident group heading into Minnesota this weekend,” Condit said. The Red and White (1-2) will be taking on the University of Albany in its first game Friday night. The Great Danes are coming off three consecutive losses in the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational against squads that included St. Mary’s College of California, No. 6 Stanford University and No. 9 University of Hawaii. Senior outside hitter/middle blocker Traci Vandergrift had 16 digs, nine kills and four block assists against the Gaels of St. Mary’s. Saturday morning, the ’Hawks are set to compete against the tournament host, the University of Minnesota. The Gophers (2-0) are riding a two-game winning streak in the James Madison Invitational against James Madison University and Appalachian State University (ASU). Junior outside hitter Ashley Wittman had a double-double against ASU with 12 kills and 13 digs.

To close out the Diet Coke Classic, Miami faces off against Long Island University-Brooklyn (LIU-Brooklyn) Saturday night. Last weekend, LIU-Brooklyn (2-1) won the UNCW Courtyard Marriott Beach Bash title after a win over the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. The Blackbirds’ graduate-student middle blocker Ashley Rice earned the Molten/Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week  honors for her defensive prowess over the weekend, while sophomore setter Vera Djuric had 44 assists and 13 digs in a loss to High Point University and made the All-Tournament Team with teammate Rice. “Heading into the Minnesota tournament, the team feels much more confident after last weekend’s matches,” Hardy said of the upcoming slate of matches. “Our underclassmen had their first real taste of college volleyball and know more of what to expect, which gives us a high level of excitement. Last weekend gave us a look at our strengths and weaknesses, which will help us in upcoming matches. We are all ready to keep improving and get ready for MAC play.”

Senior Peacock leads ’Hawk golfers By Joe Gieringer

For the Miami Student

He picked up a plastic club when he was just three years old. Almost two decades later, senior Ben Peacock is a formidable golfer looking to lead the Miami University men’s golf team into the 2012-2013 season. Peacock grew up in Marshall, Mich. and started playing competitive golf when he was seven. It was around then he knew he wanted to compete in college if he got the chance. Whether he was on the links rep-

resenting Marshall High School or perfecting his short game on the hole his dad built in the back yard, the game of golf became a significant part of his life. Peacock’s first few years at Miami showed plenty of promise. He played in 12 tournaments in his first two seasons, with a top finish of 12th in the Purdue/Midwest Tournament his sophomore year. As a junior last year, Peacock again found success. He appeared in all 12 tournaments and shot a careerlow round of 68 at the Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando, Fla.,

which helped him notch a careerbest fourth place finish. In addition to competitive play, the Golf Coaches Association of America named Peacock an All-America Scholar in July, becoming the seventh Miami golfer in the history of the program to receive the honor. As he heads into his final year, Peacock looks to improve upon his academic and competitive ventures. “I’d love for us to win a [MidAmerican Conference] MAC



RedHawks hope to rebound in Michigan Soccer offense dominates By Win Braswell

For The Miami Student


Miami University junior forward Emily Gruesser has one goal heading into the weekend. Gruesser is a two-time Second Team All-MAC selection.

By Kennan Belau For The Miami Student

The Miami University field hockey team will travel to East Lansing, Mich. this weekend for two games. It will play Stanford University 4 p.m. Saturday followed by a game against Michigan State University 4 p.m. Sunday. Despite geographic differences, Miami has something in common with its opponents this weekend: The RedHawks, Cardinal and Spartans all lost to

ranked opponents during last weekend’s action. Miami fell to No. 20 Northwestern University 3-0, who plays Stanford Wednesday, as well as falling to the No. 23-ranked University of Louisville 3-1. Stanford lost 3-2 in double overtime against the No. 1-ranked University of Maryland. Even though the Cardinal lost that game, they are still considered one the teams that will compete for a national title this season. Stanford opened their season with a 10-0 win against

LaSalle University. Michigan State opened their season with a 1-0 loss against No. 17 Boston College, and followed that with a 3-1 win against the University of Maine. The RedHawks, however, are not worried about who they are playing; they are taking any opportunity they can get to improve. “It doesn’t matter who we play against [or] what their jersey

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The Miami University women’s soccer team is 3-1 through the first four regular season games. Miami displayed an offensive explosion in its last two games, scoring a combined five goals against Northwestern University and the University of WisconsinMilwaukee (Milwaukee). Despite this scoring onslaught, Miami split both games, falling to the Wildcats 2-1 and topping the Panthers 4-2 in a strong second half effort. “After the Northwestern game, we were really disappointed with our second half effort,” freshman forward Haley Walter said. “We came out against Milwaukee more focused on communicating and doing what we do everyday in practice.” Head Coach Bobby Kramig made it a point to change the overall team mentality from a season ago. He touts the offseason conditioning and studying as the main element in the new-look RedHawks. “We’re much further ahead at this point than we were last year,” Kramig said. “The team chemistry and mentality is exactly where it needs to be. I can see that we’re prepared to work hard and that the players want to compete.” The ’Hawks’ lone goal against Northwestern came in the first half, as junior Katie Dolesh put Miami up 1-0. The score was 1-0 into the break, but the Wildcats came out in the second half taking advantage of Miami mental lapses and errant ball movement.

The RedHawks’ second half meltdown against Northwestern was nonexistent versus Milwaukee. After a competitive first half, the score was notched at one goal a piece. Miami’s lone goal came from a corner by senior captain Jess Kodiak. No more than 33 seconds into the second half, the Panthers took a 2-1 lead, but four minutes later the RedHawks were able to pull even, eventually pulling away for a 4-2 win after Walter scored in minutes 65 and 82. “I like the fact that as a team, we’re all on the same page,” Kodiak said. “It really showed in the Milwaukee game, and that’s something we didn’t have last year. The consistency on the field is definitely a strong point.” Looking ahead to Sunday’s game at Belmont, the ’Hawks are not looking to change schematics or strategies. Kramig said he knows the team is capable and stressed the importance of a 90-minute effort. “Although we want to win nonconference games, they are just a tune-up for the [Mid-American Conference] MAC,” Kramig said. “We’re just going to focus on competing to the best of our abilities and coming out with another win.” Kodiak said it was important to beat Belmont, who recently defeated reigning MAC Champion the University of Toledo. “A good 5-0 win would be good, and [would] probably raise a few eyebrows,” Kramig said. Game time is set for 3 p.m. Sunday.

August 31, 2012 | The Miami Student  
August 31, 2012 | The Miami Student  

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