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


VOLUME 141 NO. 12


TODAY IN MIAMI HISTORY In 1980, The Miami Student reported that Scott Dining Hall was being shut down indefinitely after 20 employees contracted salmonella from an unidentified source. Sophomore student employee Melanie Werren said, “[Taking legal action] may be the thing to do, but I’m not going to bother with it.”

Treadwell fired, Bath promoted LAUREN OLSON PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR

Miami football head coach Don Treadwell was fired Sunday by athletic director David Sayler, five games into Treadwell’s third season. Quarterbacks coach Mike Bath was named interim head coach.


For the first time in the school’s history, Miami University has fired a football head coach during the season. Athletic director David Sayler fired Don Treadwell after a 0-5 start to Treadwell’s third season at his alma mater. Quarterbacks coach Mike Bath was named interim coach for the rest of the season. The RedHawks lost their last 10 games under Treadwell, who went 8-21 during his tenure at Miami. Sayler said he was concerned with some of the game planning, results and recruiting, but the decision to let go of Treadwell came down to the best interests of the football players. “I just think, obviously, the statistics bear out where we were and some things on the offensive

side of the ball and defensive side of the ball that I thought we needed to get fixed,” Sayler said. “When I looked at our kids, I just saw kind of a hopeless feeling. We were all frustrated, everybody was, Don was too. But we didn’t seem to have a plan to correct it, to fix it, that the kids believed in. That’s when I knew I had to step in, that was the tipping point ultimately.” Sayler said he told Treadwell of his decision Sunday and Treadwell did not put up a fight for his job. “He handled it unbelievably well, with class and integrity the way you would expect,” Sayler said. “Don is a great man, and he handled it as well as possibly it can be handled. I gained even more respect for him as man than I had going in.“ According to his contract, Treadwell’s buyout will cost

roughly $933,333. However, Treadwell is contractually obligated to make “reasonable and diligent efforts to obtain employment.” Any salary Treadwell receives if he is hired by another team will reduce the amount Miami must pay him. Sayler said the buyout did not give him any pause in the decision, but said it’s time for Miami to get back to its winning ways. “I think he’s appreciative of the opportunities he’s been given here at Miami, and he also knows that we have a pretty ambitious plan for fundraising and building facilities and to do that we need positive momentum … ” Sayler said. “Don is a good man and he did a lot for Miami, but we just need to get back and get that chip on our shoulder and get our program back to winning conference championships; it’s what we are about here.”

Offensive coordinator John Klacik was also fired. Klacik came to Miami following a stint as head coach at his alma mater, Lock Haven University. Klacik lost his last 32 games at Lock Haven, and, according to USA Today, he was the highest paid offensive coordinator in the MidAmerican Conference. Bath has been quarterbacks coach since 2011 and was a quarterback at Miami. He’s now the head coach at his alma mater and became emotional at times during his introductory press conference. “I’m like every other football coaching alum or basketball coaching alum … we all want to be a head coach at Miami,” Bath said. “This is the cradle of coaches. That’s one of the reasons why I did get emotional at the beginning. Gosh, having played for Randy Walker who was an alum and Terry Hoeppner, who was

basically an alum, who was here for 20 years, this is special. This is the cradle of coaches. It’s special to me. This is home.” Sayler said he has faith in Bath as the interim head coach. “We are fully behind Coach Bath,” Sayler said. “He has the full support of our administration, our staff. He is the head coach of this program for the rest of the year…” Bath will remain quarterbacks coach and will also call the plays for the RedHawks. He declined to comment on potential offensive scheme changes, but did say Miami was going to start putting a product on the field to be proud of. “These young men are going to fly around the football field, they’re going to be



Policy change cuts Police Beat names Miami students shocked by Kenya mall shooting CHRIS CURME


The Miami Student will no longer publish names in the Police Beat column, effective immediately. The Police Beat has been an integral part of the Community section and the newspaper as a whole. The Miami Student staff has concluded that the witholding of names is appropriate. Local attorney Susan Lipnickey said published Police Beats present a problem when one has sealed his or her record. “[When one’s criminal record is sealed] one can report ‘I don’t have a criminal record,’ because that’s what a sealing allows you to say,” Lipnickey said. “And then people do background checks and say ‘What do you mean? It says here you were charged with x, y and z.’” Lipnickey said she has dealt with numerous cases in which someone with a sealed record is still plagued by the publication and accessibility of a Police Beat regarding their case and containing their name. “We’ve had to help them write letters to their employers explaining what a sealing is and how only certain people are eligible to seal their records and there are some criminal charges that you can’t seal,” Lipnickey said. “But the majority of incidents that are

reported in the police beat are sealable offenses because they’re mostly tied to things like possession of marijuana, alcohol related offenses.” The Miami Student publishes online Police Beat content in a way that prevents one from searching a suspect by name. However, according to Lipnickey, the problem remains. Sometimes the story is picked up by other students on Facebook or other media outlets, which has occurred in the past, one story being published on the Huffington Post. There was a time when The Miami Student’s Police Beat column included a suspect’s name and his or her address, including residence hall and room number if applicable. Lipnickey said she sees such exposure as counterproductive, especially when those exposed are students. “We have students who are here to go to law school, medical school – to go somewhere – and they made a mistake because they held a beer on High Street before classes started; they just turned 18,” Lipnickey said. “It’s a crime in the state of Ohio, but does that mean they should have their right to have their record sealed taken away? And that’s essentially how I see it.” According to Lipnickey, a majority of student offenders make one mistake and then learn their

lesson. Yet, that lesson continues to follow them through a time in their life in which they are trying to make a name for themselves and find a job. According to Lipnickey, diversion programs, in which students have the opportunity to attend a class, pay their costs and have their charges dismissed, embrace an understanding that college students make mistakes. Also, Lipnickey said the Police Beat may be incomplete or inaccurate since it is published so soon after an arrest has been made. According to Lipnickey, misunderstandings of identity or circumstance may not be resolved until after a report has been written. However, despite the legal and personal inconveniences of having one’s name published in the Police Beat, one Oxford Police Department (OPD) officer said he sees the threat of a published Police Beat as proper deterrent to common crime. “The one thing people worry about is the Police Beat,” OPD Sgt. Gregory Moore said. Moore, clarifying that he spoke as an individual and not on the behalf of OPD, said publishing names in the Police Beat does a public service. “It’s integrity, it’s personal




For the shoppers at Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya, Sept. 21 was a day of terror as eight gunmen attacked the building, leaving at least 68 dead and more than 150 people injured. While the impact of this shooting on the immediate community was obvious, students on Miami’s campus felt the pain of this attack as well. “All of my family is back in Kenya,” Secretary of the African Student Union Zelda Wasao said. “While we’re not that close to where the shooting happened because we live in a suburb on the other side of the city, my dad works for the UN, which is very close to that mall, and that mall is also where I would go with my friends to go and watch movies and stuff.” Wasao, who was born in the United States but raised in Kenya, was told of Miami by an English teacher back in Kenya who had taught on this campus. While she is miles away from her home city, she said the fear of any of her family and friends back home being in the mall that day was very real. “When I heard about it, it

was concerning because I didn’t know if my friends were there, a lot of my friends frequent there,” Wasao said. “It’s a mall, you can’t really tell who has gone to the mall or not, no one really knew who was in there so it was scary because you don’t know if any of your friends were in there or not.” Another student on campus, senior Katana Kazungu, was born and raised in Nairobi and said he also knew the feeling of worry for family and friends inside of the mall. Kazungu said the shooting happened only ten minutes from where he lives back home. He and his sisters spent several panicked hours trying to reach their father, luckily discovering that he was alright. Kazungu knew someone who was held hostage in the mall for hours. She described some of the horrifying experiences she went through inside the mall to his family. He counts himself lucky to have not been apart of the attack itself, but is hit by the knowledge that it was close to being him. “In addition to people we personally know being affected, the

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Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo is speaking at 8 p.m. on Monday in Hall Auditorium on sharing the planet with animals.

ASC’s Wiikiaami room honors Miami heritage BY EMILY CRANE CAMPUS EDITOR

Although the Armstrong Student Center is built with hopes for the future in mind – hopes of galas in the pavilion, sold-out performances in the theater and cultural exchanges in the lounge –one room in the center calls the campus to look back at its history. The Wiikiaami Room pays tribute to the Miyaamia tribe. Its circular design and east-facing door resembles that of traditional wiikiaami dwellings, but that is where the resemblance ends, according to Myaamia tribesman Jody Gamble. “It pays a good tribute,” Gamble said. “But it’s more like an interpretation of a wiikiaami than a version of a wiikiaami.” A true wiikiaami would be made entirely from young, green sticks, bound together with twine in a circular path to make a sphere, according to archivist and museum curator for the Miami Nation, Meghan Dorey. On the external side of the structure, the interlaced sticks would be covered with cattail mats, an innovation in temperature control that, despite its simplicity, could give the Armstrong Center’s new heating and cooling system a run for its money. “The mats would contract to become watertight when it rained and would expand when it was dry to allow air through,” Dorey explained. “If it was especially

cold, they could put an extra layer of hides on top to keep the warmth in.” In addition to the room’s circular shape and its east-facing door, the room will feature custom-inlayed woodwork handcrafted by Myaamia tribesman Jody Gamble. In his woodshop in Okla., Gamble carefully inlayed different types of wood into a cherry base to create a traditional ribbonwork pattern. “The pattern was based off a real piece,” Gamble said. “It was a ceremonial skirt that a lady would have worn for celebrations or ceremonies.” Gamble has personally constructed wiikiaamis in the past and said the room in the Armstrong center bears little resemblance to the traditional structure but is honoring to the tribe nonetheless. The prospect of constructing such a structure entirely out of green wood was immediately shut down by the fire code, Gamble said. Instead, the room will feature wood paneling with Gamble’s handiwork. According to Inaugural Director of the Armstrong Student Center Katie Wilson, the room will have four display cases around its perimeter for showcasing Myaamia art and artifacts. It will also feature a two-tiered wooden


Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and prominent ambassador to the animal world will be coming to campus Monday, Oct. 14, to speak on “How We Can Better Share Our Planet with the Creatures Around Us.” Hanna stands out among the other speakers on the Miami University Lecture Series as someone who has spent a large portion of his career right here in the heart of Ohio. Hanna began his career with the Columbus Zoo in 1978 when its animal habitats were outdated and attendance was low. As director of the Columbus Zoo until 1992, he helped increase the attendance by 400 percent and brought the zoo some much-need publicity by adding educational programs and entertaining events. Today, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a state-of-the-art park with additions such as Jungle Jack’s Landing, Zoombezi Bay Waterpark and Safari Golf Club

that millions of people visit each year. In addition, the zoo owns The Wilds, a 10,000-acre conservation facility in southeastern Ohio that is the largest facility of its kind in the United States. All of these attractions have assisted the Columbus Zoo in being voted the number one zoo in the country by USA Today Travel Guide for two years running. Hanna attributed the success of the zoo to its sheer size and diversity. “We have a huge complex up here. There’s no other zoo that is like it as far as all of those things together. That’s how we’ve been very successful,” Hanna said. Junior zoology major Joseph Frame has worked at The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio for the past two summers as an intern and educator. As a fellow animal lover who hopes to become an exotic veterinarian, Frame said he has always been inspired by Hanna’s success despite the fact that he only has a Bachelor of Arts degree. “He’s proof that you don’t necessarily have to have the degrees to educate people as long as you are passionate. His passion for

animals is what has made him so successful,” Frame said. The Columbus Zoo has received national attention thanks to Hanna’s three television series: “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures,” the longest running animal show on television, “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild,” and “Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown.” Hanna’s latest series, “Wild Countdown,” is filmed right in the Columbus Zoo for visitors to see. Senior Andrew Hogan, president of Miami’s Wildlife Society, grew up watching Hanna’s television programs and was inspired at a young age to pursue a career with animals. “I was first introduced to Jack Hanna through his shows ‘Animal Adventures’ and ‘ZooLife,’” Hogan said. “When combined with my own personal experiences with animals, I was inspired to work in a zoological facility, combining animal care and education. His shows spurred me to attend zoo camps and to learn all I could about animals, zoological


T-shirts tell stories of domestic abuse


The Clothesline Project, hosted by the Women’s Center, supports victims of domestic assault as well as members of the LGBTQ community. The shirts are strung up at the hub and relay messages of hope and abuse.



Miami University is stringing together messages of hope and remembrance along a clothesline this month to support victims of domestic violence. Through this project, called the Clothesline Project, Miami’s Women’s Center is bringing courageous memories and stories of survival to the attention of the university’s community. In this project, those who identify as women create T-shirts that depict personal stories of domestic violence. Through these personal stories, the women have

not only brought awareness to campus, but have also given other women an outlet to express their thoughts and feelings. “The Clothesline Project is a powerful awareness initiative sponsored annually by the Women’s Center,” Sexual Assault and Response Coordinator Rebecca Getson said. “It brings focus and attention to the devastating effects of gendered violence and the strength of survivors and friends or family members of victims and survivor.” Rhonda Jackson, administrative assistant of the Women’s Center, explained the project is recognition of National

Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The shirts are personal statements made by women who are survivors or women who knew a victim. The center gave supplies to these women in order to make the shirts. “We give the women an opportunity to make the shirts in private because the experience can be very intense and emotional for the women,” Jackson said. “T-shirts can be ripped, torn or cut up by the women in order to express their feelings. The shirt can be


Obamacare aims to give more healthy options to Miami students and faculty BY REIS THEBAULT SENIOR STAFF WRITER

Many of America’s 47 million medically uninsured flooded the new exchange marketplace seeking coverage when the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment provision commenced last week. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in March 2010 President Barack Obama signed comprehensive health reform dubbed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. The law generates a health care system that aims to be more accessible and affordable for Americans, and also mandates that all citizens must be insured. Americans previously covered by private medical insurance will most likely go unaffected with the change, according to Health and Human Services, and those

families making less than $31,000 a year can receive free health insurance via Medicaid. However, the remaining 20 percent of Americans must purchase standard health insurance from an online marketplace called the exchange. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan and nonprofit health research company, 27 percent, roughly 12.7 million, of those without health insurance in America are young adults. The law commonly referred to as “Obamacare” will continue to affect students and some part-time employees, especially since the government’s online marketplace opened Oct. 1. “They now have this increased access to obtain health insurance,” Dawn Fahner, Miami’s director of Employee Benefits and Wellness, said. “Those that couldn’t obtain coverage, couldn’t obtain

affordable coverage, have increased access to coverage.” The option to purchase health insurance through the government marketplace is now available for Miami staff and faculty who were employed less than 32 hours per week and nine months a year, Fahner said. The case of Miami students, however, is different, as Miami had already implemented its own form of the law by requiring all students to be insured, either through their family or through the university. “All students are technically covered today,” David Creamer, vice president for Finance and Business Services said. However, Creamer noted that the implementation of this provision of the ACA provides those students




Jim Gaffigan, a popular stand-up comedian packed Millett Hall with 7,000 students and family members Saturday night.






POLICE Fall into autumn with Oct-ivities


Coney phony drops ID, accused of cup theft At 1:16 a.m. Friday, a uniformed, off-duty officer was in Skyline Chili, 1 East High St., when he noticed a male attempting to conceal a hard plastic cup while leaving the establishment. The officer recognized the cup as belonging to the restaurant and stopped the suspect before he could leave the building. The officer retrieved the cup and sequestered the first-year male on a stool near the counter. When asked for ID, the suspect claimed he didn’t have any. The officer noticed alcohol on the subject’s breath and two over-21 bar bands on his wrist. The first-year was identified as being 19 years of age and was placed under arrest. While being cuffed, the male, with delusions of conspicuity, slid an ID out of his back pocket and tossed it to the floor. The officer, whose attention was wholly devoted to the man he was arresting, couldn’t help but notice and retrieved the license. According to OPD, the fictitious ID made the suspect over the age of 21. The suspect became combative and refused verbal commands. He was cited with underage offenses, certain acts prohibited, obstructing official business and resisting arrest.

Man reports car as stolen, later says,‘forget it’ Around 3:30 a.m. Friday, three OPD officers were in the Speedway parking lot, 260 South Locust St., near the Kroger lot. It was from here they saw a man running through the Kroger parking lot. According to OPD, the officers were taken by the suspect’s gait, which was “awkward and odd.” After witnessing the behavior, the officers received a call from dispatch regarding a reported vehicle theft from the Kroger parking lot, OPD said. The caller reported his vehicle stolen, yet the dispatcher said she had a hard time getting accurate info from the complainant. At this time, the awkward man had approached the Speedway, and was standing near the three marked police cruisers in the lot. The officers said they had seen nothing, nor had anyone flagged them down. The officers then turned their attention to the Miami senior male near the entrance. He hesitantly admitted to having called in the missing vehicle and then said it was a mistake and to forget he called, OPD said. Officers reported the 23-yearold suspect as being “extremely intoxicated,” and were worried when he said he would just walk home. He was arrested and cited for making false alarms and disorderly conduct. He was taken to Butler County Jail.

Shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, arrested Around 11:24 Friday, two officers were conducting a bar check at The Woods, 17 North Poplar St., when one officer observed a female cross from the side bar into a group of people the officer presumed to be her friends. A male was handing out shots to the group, and the female took one, according to OPD. The officer noticed the junior female’s over-21 wristband, yet the girl melted into the group and attempted to hand off her shot upon noticing the officer. Seeing this behavior as suspicious, the officer approached the girl who admitted she was 19 years of age. She was arrested and asked for her fake and legitimate ID, both of which she produced. She was cited for underage offenses and certain acts prohibited. She was released to a friend.



From pumpkin and apple picking to haunted houses and hayrides, Oxford offers a variety of festivities sure to have people falling for the new season. Family owned and operated farms provide a number of activities for students looking to leave campus. Barnn-Bunk in Trenton has a market with everything from honey and cheeses to furniture available for purchase. Open since 1991, the farm also offers many fall activities to the Oxford Community. Popular festivities include a pumpkin patch and a corn maze. Farm owner Brian Theobald said he is excited to be a part of another season.

While I personally enjoy the apples and pastries, the kids love the bouncy pillow and the creations we make from straw.” BRIAN THEOBALD


“We’ve been doing this for years now, and there’s always so much going on,” Theobald said. “While I personally enjoy the apples and pastries, the kids love the bouncy pillow and the creations we make from straw. And the horse drawn carriages are always a success.” Burwinkel Farms is another opportunity for the Oxford community

to celebrate the season. Open to the public since 1918, the community is able to welcome fall with the full farm experience at its main location in Hamilton, consisting of hay mazes and wide varieties of apples and ciders. People can also stop by one of the three farm stands in the Cincinnati area for a taste of treats the farm has to offer. Customer service specialist Stephanie Brandt said, regardless of the location, she loves sharing the year’s harvest with the community. “While we are most famous for our wheat corn in the summer, we offer apples and many flavors of cider in the fall,” Brandt said. “And the best part is that they’re grown right here in our fields.” Just two and a half miles away from Miami University’s campus is KIM PARENT THE MIAMI STUDENT Butterfield Farms. In its 88th year of business, owner Bryan Butterfield John Clover shows Oxford visitors how to make apple butter at the Apple said his favorite time of year is fall. Butter Festival on Saturday Oct. 5. “I love bringing in all the crops we’ve watched grow all year, and seeing everyone get into the fall spirit cookies were great ways to kick off Holiday Auto Theatre drive-in is priceless,” Butterfield said. the season,” Madigan said. “We had is another destination for a thrillSophomore Maren Madigan said so much fun, we’re actually planning ing Halloween experience. Starting she recently bonded with friends to go back before the season’s over!” October 18th, a selection of horror in her corridor by taking a visit to Students also might be interested films will be showed at the HamilButterfield farms. in a voyage on the USS Nightmare in ton location for the sixth anniversary “We were greeted by boxes of Newport, Kentucky. Rated number of this event. pumpkins and fresh apples for sale,” one Greater Cincinnati Haunted AtNew releases including “Carrie,” Madigan said. “I had to have some traction in 2011, Miami sophomore “Insidious: Chapter 2,” and “You’re mini pumpkins for my desk. And Liz Ott said the steamboat is more Next” will be played alongside clasthe apples were so sweet the caramel than deserving of the title. sics such as “The Shining,” the origicoating almost wasn’t necessary.” “To say it was freaky is an incred- nal “Nightmare on Elm Street,” and Madigan said she enjoyed her visit ible understatement, and we were “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” by participating in many of the fes- only on board for a half hour,” Ott For more information, like Facetivities they had to offer. said. “But it was still so much fun, I’d book page “Holiday Auto The“Running around in a corn maze recommend it to anyone who’s hop- atre” or follow @HolidayDriveIn on twitter. and eating s’mores and pumpkin ing to be scared a little.”

Historic treasures nest Miami scholars spend in Bird House Antiques grants on greater good BY VICTORIA POSMANTUR



Monday evening, Bertie Wespiser, owner of Bird House Antiques in Uptown Oxford, poses with a newly-arrived tiger-maple New England highboy chest of drawers and Cincinnati artist John Ruthven’s “Miami Indian II.”



An Oxford resident’s passion helped make Miami University history tangible at The Bird House Antique Store, located 114 W High St. The owner of the store, Bertha Wespiser, has always had a passion for antiques. “I was just always interested in the older things that nobody wanted, and I thought, ‘There has to be a use for these,’ so I thought, ‘I’ll just open a shop,’” Wespiser said. With a little history of its own, the store opened its doors to Oxford in 1973, as Wespiser’s excitement for antiques grew when her aunts and grandmother showed interest. Today she brings in items from various other people, auctions, flea markets and shops. She also occasionally travels to collect antiques from different parts of the world, according to Wespiser. “People call when they have something for sale, they come in, they bring things in to see if I want to buy them,” Wespiser said. She also said she does house calls in which she goes to a person’s

home to see what antiques they have to offer. “We have things from 18th century to the 21st century,” she said. Wespiser has found a number of artifacts and stick figures from different Chinese dynasties while she was in an antique store in Hong Kong. Even though she ended up selling them all, she is always on the look out for others. “They were from the tang dynasty, they were hundreds of years old,” Wespiser said. “They were things that have been excavated.” Wespiser also adapts her store to the changing times, not limiting her merchandise to antiques. “You have to change with the time, if I were just a store now that just had antiques and nothing more I probably would be out of business,” Wespiser said. The store sells things like jewelry, holiday gift items, books, pictures and even furniture, just to name a few. “Well I have gift items, inexpensive things,” Wespiser said.

ANTIQUES, SEE PAGE 10, a blog that serves as a resource to nonprofit organizations, has named Miami University gerontology majors seniors Josie Ridgeway, Jessica Littrell and junior Eleni Balli this year’s first Charitable Words Scholars. Tom Callinan, a nonprofit advocate with 35 years of experience as a writer, editor and journalism instructor, and his wife Maureen Callinan, an elder law attorney, are the publishers of Charitable Words. “I was a writer and editor all of my life, and, as a journalist, you really need to be objective and unattached to the issues,” Callinan said. “When I retired I wanted to make up for lost time and start being very subjective, by being very active in the things I care about.” Charitable Words recognizes students who are interested in the humanitarian sector of nonprofits, specifically in the areas of Aging with Dignity, Lifelong Learning and Enrichment and Veteran of All Eras and Ages, Callinan said. He said he and his wife were excited when they learned of Miami University’s

volunteer program, Opening Minds through Art (OMA). “Miami has one of the best Gerontology programs in the country,” Callinan said. “When we found out about the foundation [OMA] we just loved it. OMA is so great because they’re so excited and passionate about what they do.” OMA is a program that allows student volunteers and staff to build relationships with people of dementia, through social engagement, and creative self-expression opportunities, Jessica Littrell said, senior at Miami and one of the first named Charitable Scholars. Littrell said she started her volunteer work with OMA her senior year at Miami. “My first semester senior year I became an OMA student volunteer at the Knolls of Oxford,” Littrell said. “I had a unique perspective because I volunteered with about seven different elders when you’re usually partnered up with only one. I applied for a leadership position my second semester, and it’s in that time I realized I wanted to do this for the rest of my life.” Josie Ridgeway, senior at Mi-




Miami students, families and Oxford community members enjoy live bluegrass at this weekend’s Farmer’s Market Uptown.

CORRECTIONS It is the policy of The Miami Student to publish corrections for factual errors found in the newspaper. In the Oct. 1 issue of The Miami Student, the article titled “Queens drag in dollars for charity” should have read that the bar profits went exclusively to Top Deck.






Symphony honors the legacy of journalist BY ERIC MOENICH


The Miami University Symphony Orchestra is preparing for an incredibly meaningful concert Wednesday. Performing two of the greatest classical compositions ever created, the orchestra will make music with Bruce Murray, the Music Department chair and the concert’s soloist, for a worthy cause. The concert is part of the 2013 Daniel Pearl World Music Days series in which artists from across the globe seek to dispel hatred and violence through the unity

being a professional musician, spread his love of life through music. Pearl was a journalist who was brutally murdered by terrorists while on an assignment in Pakistan in 2002. The concert series was created through a foundation created by his family to both honor him and to promote the humanitarian goal of an end to war, violence and terrorism. Its Honorary Committee includes famous artists such as Sir Elton John, Matisyahu, R.E.M, Barbra Streisand and more. Pearl sought to use music as a way of understanding and leadership and

I believe that a true hero is one who faces adversity and finishes off his or her task with courage, irrespective of the outcome.” SRINIVAS KRISHNAN MIAMI UNIVERSITY VISITNG PROFESSOR

of music. The concert will also serve as a way to express the talent and dedication of the Miami University Music Department, the only one of its kind in the nation to have two orchestras as finalists in the American Prize for Classical Music awards. Through the themes of unity, tolerance and acceptance, the music of the Symphony Orchestra will spread a message to audiences that not even words can fully convey. The 12th Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert celebrates the life of Daniel Pearl, who, despite not

even after his death his goals live on. The concert series consists of over 10,000 performers from 129 countries around the world and lasts for the entirety of October. The Miami University Symphony Orchestra’s performance will be taking place on the eve of the birth of Daniel Pearl. Distinguished Miami University Alumnus and Director of the Global Rhythms concert series Srinivas Krishnan made a goal of stopping by an orchestra rehearsal to listen to the ensemble as they prepared for the upcoming event.

“I look for every opportunity to work with the orchestra,” Krishnan said. “Through this music, they enhanced a composer’s esteemed vision and will especially set new standards to enhance the quality of learning.” He went on to praise the immense talent and attention to detail put forth by the entire orchestra to ensure the concert’s success. As a connoisseur of world music, Krishnan recognized the importance of such a momentous occasion. He highlighted the values of tolerance, unity and understanding as ways to embrace other cultures in order to bring the world together in peace. The concert series employs a type of “musical dialogue” that communicates this message of world peace, which, according to Krishnan, is indicative of Pearl himself. “I believe that a true hero is one who faces adversity and finishes off his or her task with courage, irrespective of the outcome, and Daniel Pearl is just that,” Krishnan said. “He was a musician who recognized how music could serve as a spider web that connected people from across the globe and educating such a broad cross-section of people in this way can truly bring out the best in them.” The Symphonic Orchestra will be performing two selections for the upcoming concert: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, more commonly known as “Emperor.” Both pieces are incredibly complicated, from their dynamics to the

emotions they evoke, and require a great deal of skill and dedication to play. Ricardo Averbach, Director of the Symphony Orchestra, made sure to express his desire to showcase the incredible musicianship displayed by the students in the largest Miami Symphony Orchestra to date. He talked about the importance of playing well with powerful dynamics, yet advocated for minimal involvement on his part on stage. He emphasized the value of conducting rehearsals to learn notes, but he doesn’t want the audience to see the director as a type of actor on stage, “waving his arms and dancing like a movie star” to provide musical cues. He said he believes a talented orchestra is focused enough to create musical dialogue without much direction during a performance. “As the students learn these passages, they sometimes worry about musicality and playing the right notes, but that’s not all there is to it,” Averbach said. “The music is powerful and emotional and the orchestra will be the most talented when they are making music together in that moment.” The featured selections fit quite nicely with the theme of the concert series, as they were both created with great symbolic and emotional meaning. Written around 1809, Beethoven’s “Emperor,” for example, was created to represent his triumph over the depression that was his fate of deafness. As a man who made his living through music,

Beethoven became deeply depressed when he learned of his destiny, yet he chose to seize these emotions and use them to heroically go against fate and create a movement with lasting creative effects, just like Daniel Pearl’s legacy. Pearl’s death at the hands of terrorism created a global response that developed into a tradition of acceptance, love and honor of which Miami University will be a part. According to Averbach, such powerful and inspiring music is more than simply entertaining; it is uplifting and raises awareness for humanitarian causes. The values that such music can provide are limitless. “We should find a sense of purpose in what we do,” Averbach said. “Making music together is a matter of sensibility, study, plus the ability to listen and transform a desert of notes into a vision.” Junior Caitlyn Lana, cellist and the president of the Symphony Orchestra, mentioned the difficulties in bringing such an important event together but expressed her excitement for the magnificent performance to come. “It’s challenging to bring everyone together to put in the necessary time and effort,” Lana said. “But we’ve all really pulled together to make phenomenal music and everyone has done an amazing job.” The 12th Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert will take place 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.


‘Gravity’ pushes cinematic boundaries, keeps audiences pinned to their seats BY JOE GIERINGER SENIOR STAFF WRITER

As a child, I remember looking up and being fascinated by space. Its size, possibilities and emptiness were magical and there is still something about the final frontier that captures that sense of childlike wonder even as I grow older. “Gravity” plays on just that and much, much more. You see, in addition to being one of space’s awe-inspiring properties, gravity also has the ability to produce a primal fear in us. One of “Gravity’s” opening title cards reminds us that nothing can survive in space, a phrase that immediately intimidates that aforementioned child who looked up at the stars. There aren’t many things more terrifying than dying of oxygen deprivation in that cold emptiness. Floating into blackness, alone, as your O2 supplies dwindle is pure nightmare fuel to me, precisely because it’s possible. That’s the source of Alfonso Cuarón’s project’s strength – all of the scenarios he hurls at the viewer are scientifically possible (with one or two exceptions) and absolutely plausible. None of the suspense in “Gravity” would be possible if director/ writer Cuarón (“Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban,” “Children of Men”) didn’t force the viewer to invest in George Clooney and

Sandra Bullock from the get-go. Long takes have been used throughout cinema history to create dramatic effect and showcase characters (think “Citizen Kane’s” childhood scene or the opening shot in Cuarón’s “Children of Men”), and “Gravity’s” 17-minute opening shot stands out as one of the most breathtaking in film history. Cuarón told the New York Times that “the ultimate goal of this whole experiment was for the audiences to feel as if they are a third character who is floating with our other two characters in space.” He and fivetime Oscar-nominated cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (“The New World,” “Children of Men”) use experimental shots and play with sound to engage the viewer through several senses at once, often switching between first and third person several times within a single take. It’s a bit disorienting, but it’s wildly effective and you feel as isolated and helpless as Bullock’s Dr. Ryan Stone. Clooney put in a great turn as veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski, the cocky but lovable guy on his last mission miles above the earth. To be honest with you though, it was space that really stole the show. The viewer is constantly reminded of its all-emcompassing darkness and sheer immensity at just about every turn, and its emptiness was constantantly juxtaposed with the incredible

beauty that it also holds. Clooney’s tear-inducing sunset call and Bullock’s conversation with Aningaaq as she loses hope in a suicidal spiral are some of the most awe-inspiring yet chilling scenes I’ve ever seen (fun fact: there’s a seven-minute campanion short to “Gravity” called “Aningaaq,” directed by Cuarón’s 34-year old son about the latter scene). Space constantly threatens but it constantly reminds Stone and Kowalski of life’s brilliance. Unlike “2001: A Space Oddessy,” “Gravity” opts not to ponder philisophical themes and warp perception, though it does explore the psychology of its characters. It also plays on motifs of life and death, beauty and emptiness and survival at all costs. The cinematography is sure to get a nod at this year’s Academy Awards and right now this has to be the best movie I’ve seen all year. Steven Price’s fantastic score sealed the deal with its multiple tones ranging from ambient to full on blarring desperation to elevate this work from great to unbelievable. Shell out the $15 to see this one in IMAX, as “Gravity” is one of the few films that is enhanced by 3D. Cuarón’s modern masterpiece will inspire for years to come.



Brett Eldridge serenades the crowd Thursday night at Brick Street.


Spooky songs get parties going ‘bump’ in the night BY BILLY RAFAEL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

Although the weather might be putting up a fight, the changing seasons are upon us. With Halloween festivities only a few weeks away, it’s time to start planning costumes, stocking up on candy and planning your parties. A crucial part of any late-October get together is the right soundtrack to the evening. Try a combination of the suggestions below to get your guests in the spirit.

GOLDEN OLDIES 1. “Monster Mash” - Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers 2. “Superstition” – Stevie Wonder 3. “Werewolf” – Frantics 4. “Love Potion #9” – The Clovers 5. “Werewolves of London” – Warren Zevon 6. “Bat Out Of Hell” – Meat Loaf 7. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson 8. “Witchy Woman” – The Eagles 9. “Don’t Fear the Reaper” – Blue Oyster Cult 10. “Somebody’s Watching Me” – Rockwell




President Hodge narrates as the ensemble plays patriotic tunes Thursday night at Hall Auditorium.

1. “Headless Horseman” – Bing Crosby (from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”) 2. “Time Warp” – Richard

O’Brien (from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show “) 3. “This Is Halloween” – Danny Elfman (from “ The Nightmare Before Christmas”) 4. “Jump In The Line” – Harry Belafonte (from “Beetlejuice”) 5. “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker, Jr. (from “Ghostbusters”) 6. “Men In Black” – Will Smith featuring Coko (from “Men In Black”) 7. “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead” – The Fifth Estate (from “The Wizard of Oz”) 8. “The Addams Family Theme” – Vic Mizzy (from “The Addams Family”) 9. “I Put a Spell On You” – Bette Midler (from “Hocus Pocus”) 10. “Halloween Theme” – John Carpenter (from “Halloween”)

MODERN BEATS 1. “Monster” – Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver and Nicki Minaj 2. “A Nightmare on My Street” – DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince 3. “Ghosts” – Ladytron 4. “Ghosts N Stuff” – deadmau5 featuring Rob Swire 5. “Zombie” – Natalia Kills 6. “Beautiful Monster” – Ne-Yo 7. “Disturbia” – Rihanna 8. “Cannibal” – Ke$ha 9. “Yonkers” – Tyler the Creator 10. “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” – Skrillex


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passionate,” Bath said. “They aren’t going to have a choice. We’re going to bring it out of them. I’m not going to guarantee any wins or losses on Saturdays. But I’ll tell you this, this is going to be a team that this University, the families of the young men, the fans, any alums out there; this is going to be a program that for the next seven weeks, one week at a time, that they’re going to be proud of.” Sayler said he was the one to tell the players of the decision and has faith in the players. “When they heard that we were willing to make a move like this – to support them, to free them up, to let them do that, to have fun playing football again – there was a lot of head nodding and a lot of positive energy in that room,” Sayler said. “I’m going to be on that plane going with them going to UMass on Friday and I can’t wait to see what they can do. I have ultimate faith in our kids and I know that Coach Bath is going to take this on full steam ahead … ” Redshirt senior quarterback and captain Austin Boucher said he was glad to see the administration have the players’ backs. “Before, I think as a player, when you’re sitting at 0-5, it’s not exciting,” Boucher said. “You’re not happy as a player. After the news, I think it was tough. Coach Tread, he’s a great


accountability and it’s deterrence,” Moore said. Moore cited a case in which he met in the rear of Walmart to arrest a suspect who had been accused of theft and detained. Moore said the suspect’s primary concern was being escorted through the store, as she didn’t want to be recognized by fellow shoppers. According to Moore, this fear of embarrassment is powerful and he anticipates a lack of accountability would stem from the removal of such fear. “I have no remorse for someone breaking the law,” Moore said. Though charges may be dropped, Moore said nothing can undo circumstantial facts. The facts are still the same, according to Moore, and the outcome of a case doesn’t change the fact that a person was arrested. “A person’s name in the Police Beat is not placed there in a malicious fashion,” Moore said. “It is a stating of facts of circumstance. It doesn’t state that a crime was committed.” Analyzing the Police Beat column ultimately ends in a question of its purpose. If not its purpose, its effect: however interpreted. Leslie Haxby McNeill, assistant director of substance abuse and peer education in Miami’s office of student wellness, said she views the Police Beat as a glamorization of crime.


took shelter for nearly an hour to allow the storm to pass, after which the teams retook the field. Miami opened the scoring on a 40-yard field goal that sophomore Kaleb Patterson squeezed through the uprights at 4:28 of the first quarter. Miami dominated the first half statistically, collecting 114 yards on the ground and 70 through the air. Nine first downs only led to three points, however, while Central Michigan was held to just 80 yards of total offense but came away with a touchdown. After a great defensive effort in the first half, Miami failed to contain the Chippewa rushing attack in the final two quarters. Sophomore tailback Saylor Lavallii began to find holes in the RedHawk front three and ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns when all was said and done. Both teams finished with 294 yards of total offense, which is

guy, great morals, but at the same time it’s a business. You want to win games. As a player, that’s all you really care about; is winning. Everything can take care of itself when you’re winning games. It was nice to see that the administration really did have the players’ backs when it comes to that aspect.“ Sayler said Miami will hire an outside firm to vet potential head coach candidates and that the search would begin soon. He said he already has a list of potential candidates. “I definitely have a list,” Sayler said. “That’s something we all have. You have to in this business. I tend to, like my own background, I tend to believe that people who have gotten it done with less are some people that I admire.” Previous head coaching experience is also something Sayler said he will look for in the next Miami head coach. He said he would prefer someone from a lower level, much like himself. “That tends to be what I look for,” Sayler said. “Someone that’s been a head coach. It doesn’t have to be at a lower level necessarily, but I would prefer that. If someone out there just blows us away that’s a coordinator that’s never been a head coach, we’ll certainly look at that too.” Sayler said he has high expectations for the future of Miami football. “This is a proud program and it has lost its edge,” Sayler said. “And we need to get it back.” “Some of the students involved have had some very negative consequences,” McNeill said. “At one level, for some people, [the Police Beat is] funny. For me, it calls attention to and glamorizes some serious consequences to embarrassing events.” McNeill said, perhaps even with anonymity, some students may view the publishing of their incidents as a mark of pride. “For some people, it may feel shameful; for others, it’s a badge of honor,” McNeill said. “I’ve had students that have said, ‘yeah, I’m that guy.’ It gives them a sort of notoriety.” According to McNeill, the Police Beats, rather than foster a sense of accountability as claimed by Moore, create an atmosphere more accepting to a drinking culture, which can be harmful to students. “People tend to focus on outrageous behavior,” McNeill said. “And it almost normalizes what really isn’t normal.” McNeill called attention to what she called as the “80 or 90 percent” of students who don’t act in an outrageous way, compared to the Police Beat, which generally focuses on the outlandish and outrageous. McNeill avoided making a judgment call on the virtue of the Police Beat’s existence. “I respect the public nature of the police records, so I understand that it is all fair-game, what is out there,” McNeill said. the best offensive and defensive showing the RedHawks have had thus far in 2013. The RedHawks also achieved 16 first downs against CMU, also a season high. “We’re so close in all aspects: passing, rushing, everything,” redshirt freshman quarterback Austin Gearing said. “We just need to execute when we get down to the red zone. I definitely believe we turned the corner a bit today. The game got off to a slow start, and at 10:45 of the first quarter play was called by the officials after lightning strikes were spotted a few miles away. Players and fans took shelter for nearly an hour before to allow the storm to pass, after which the teams retook the field. The 0-5 start is the worst since 2009, a season in which Miami won just one game on Halloween night. They’ll get another shot at tasting victory against Mid-American Conference opponent the University of Massachusetts Saturday, Oct. 12.


fact that a public place that I always went to when I was in Kenya was affected is what made me particularly concerned,” Kazungu said. “As a matter of fact, I had been planning on going home to Kenya for the semester, and chances are very high that if was home, I would have probably been at the mall spending my Saturday afternoon doing some shopping.” Wasao said luckily none of her friends had been in the mall at the time of the shooting, so they were able to keep in touch with her and give her updates. “I don’t have a TV, so I was getting all my information from the internet which made it kind of hard to keep up, but I really wanted to keep up so my friends, who were fine, would keep in contact with me and tell me ‘This person has been affected, this person has too’ etc.,” Wasao said. It is not the attack itself that concerns Kazungu the most, but the fact that this is not the first attack that the Al Shabaab terrorist group has made on his country, but only the first to be

in America you think shootings and things are more common,” Owusuwaah said. “But people in Kenya are more close knit. Kenyans are very peaceful, so I was very surprised to see the violence spread there.” Wasao agreed with Owusuwaah on this issue, saying that so quickly people like to assume that “it’s just Africa, and Africa is a violent place,” but that is not the case. Kazungu added that he had never before seen violence like this in his country. “My whole life, I have not been witness to any over the top violent activity in the country, and we are a very peaceful people as opposed to many other African nations,” Kazungu said. “This situation certainly makes Kenya appear more violent than it really is.” Wasao speculated Kenya’s peaceful history is part of the very reason for the attack: the impact of an attack on Kenya was greater than it would have been in a more violent country making it a better target. This fact, in addition to the number of expat’s that live in Kenya today, would make the impact of the attack more widespread.

widely publicized. “There have been dozens of other attacks that have gone unresolved and it took the richer people and foreigners being affected for the government to swing to action,” Kazungu said. “It speaks to the deep economic divide that is a significant component of Kenyan society.” Kazungu explained that the Westgate Mall is an upscale establishment catering to Kenya’s elite and expatriot communities, where shirts sell for as much as $100 in the local currency. The incident was made to be more tragic because the effected people were diplomats, politicians, and their families, Kazungu said. “It is sad that it took the richer people being affected for this situation to be serious, while there are many poorer people being killed in similar attacks every so often and the news goes unnoticed,” Kazungu said. Sophomore Daniella Owusuwaah was born in Ghana and raised in the states, but based on her visits to Nairobi as a child, she could not believe the violence that had occurred there. “I was surprised because living


Miami drops seventh straight match BY JORDAN RINARD SENIOR STAFF WRITER

The Miami University volleyball team has dropped seven straight matches after suffering defeats at the hands of MidAmerican Conference (MAC) East Division foes No. 20 Ohio University and Kent State University. The RedHawks (8-8, 0-4 MAC) have lost seven straight matches in MAC play dating back to last season. Miami would hold its own in the first set until the Bobcats (132, 3-0 MAC) went on an 8-1 run, to go up 17-9. The Bobcats went on to take the set 25-18. The second set began like the first with the RedHawks keeping within striking distance of Ohio before a 7-0 run by the ‘Hawks put them out in front 20-17, an advantage they would not surrender on their way to winning the set 25-21. The Bobcats would assert themselves early in the third set with a 7-2 lead that the RedHawks could not recover from as Ohio claimed the set 25-18. Miami would keep competing in the fourth set, drawing even at 8-8, but the Bobcats finished off the match on a 17-7 run to take the

match and their third straight win. Freshman outside hitter Maris Below led the team in kills with 12, to go with her seven digs and two block assists, while senior libero Madison Hardy racked up 22 digs to elevate her past the 1,500 dig mark in her career. “Ohio is the biggest team we faced this season,” head coach Carolyn Condit said. “They had a quick, effective offense and passed well. It was good for us to compete and take a set away from them, but we couldn’t compete with their experience. We were younger than we wanted to be.” The first set against Kent State (8-9, 2-2 MAC) was a tight-knit affair, with both teams withstanding each other’s runs until the score was tied at 19. The Golden Flashes won the set by going on a 6-2. A similar set of events would transpire in the second set, with the Flashes going on a 6-1 run, to take a 19-15 advantage on their way to taking the set 25-22. An 8-3 run by Kent State to go up 20-13 in the third set was not enough to finish off the RedHawks, as Miami rallied to tie the score on four separate occasions, but the Flashes would cap the sweep with a 28-26 set win.

Below had another strong performance with a team-high 11 kills to go with her .296 hitting percentage, while fellow freshman middle hitter Paige Hill tallied six kills and five block assists. Riley had a near tripledouble with six kills, 14 assists and 12 digs. “We played a hot Kent State team,” Condit said. “They had some breaks and they had a good defense. Our passing really broke down in the match. I’m pleased with how Below has played this weekend. We need to work on running an effective offense, growing up fast, putting in good practices, and getting that first MAC win.” Riley said the weekend was not what Miami wanted. “This weekend was clearly a frustrating weekend,” Riley said. “We had moments of greatness and then some not so good moments. It’s important to take the good and learn from the bad. We need to find some consistency and a way to get back to winning.” The RedHawks return to Oxford this weekend to face the University of Akron 7 p.m. Friday and the University at Buffalo 5 p.m. Saturday.


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Drunk, adolescent antics will now go unnamed in Police Beat If you are one of the “lucky” few to have seen your first and last name on the left side of the Community Page, you probably will be happy to hear the Police Beat policy at TMS has been changed. The Editorial Board of The Miami Student has decided suspects’ names should no longer be included in the Police Beat column. The decision was made after consulting with multiple parties and investigating a handful of viewpoints, including those of the Oxford Police Department (OPD), a defense attorney and the Miami University Office of Student Wellness. Some have raised questions about usefulness or necessity of the Police Beat. In a commentary submitted in 2010, a graduate assistant at the Department of Kinesiology and Health Ian Cramer said, “As if students weren’t embarrassed enough to deal with the police, be arrested, possibly jailed and reprimanded by their parents, they have to read about the story in The Miami Student along with 17,000 other students, professors and staff members.” Also saying, “Stories of this nature that mention specific names and details are embarrassing, not informative.” Others believe it is a vital “scare tactic” for students, encouraging them to think before they drink. In a Miami Student online poll, 67 percent of participants believed names should be included. While the remaining 33 percent did not think they should be included. Overall, this decision came down to our responsibility as a publication. While the fear of embarrassment of having your name published in the Police Beat may serve as a deterrent to crime, according to OPD, we do not believe this is our prerogative.

The Police Beat has served as a mainly anecdotal installment in the Community section for years, which brings us to our next point. Students come to Miami University with the intention of making their way into the real world after they graduate. They are here to make a name for themselves and get a job. We do not want students to start off in the professional world with a publicized criminal record that may have simply been the result of a stupid mistake they made their first year of college during the first time they were away from home. Students come in at a point in their life when mistakes are common as they adjust to a radically new environment and culture. Though there is no real excuse for breaking a law, we have no real excuse for printing their names along with their crimes with the product being a snappy vignette. Though we have made it our policy to remove full names from the Police Beats, we do maintain the right to include gender, year in school, major or any more general information or demographics included in the police report. We also reserve the right to include names in more in-depth stories that are based off of police reports that will run in other sections of the paper. The selection of which will be at our discretion. As is evident in the front page story of today’s issue, the Police Beat means different things to different people. It is difficult to appease some without agitating others. The Miami Student staff has taken the time to contemplate this policy change. We have come to the decision that it is in the best interest of Miami University and its students to protect individuals’ identities.

Rule of Thumb Jungle Jack visits MU Our favorite zoologist will be at Hall Auditorium at 8 p.m. next Monday. p. 2


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Halting food inspection The FDA oversees about 80 percent of the U.S. food supply, but not during the shutdown? Yuck.

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Congrats to Tim Greenlee Director of FSB’s honors program receives 2013 Effective Educator Award, selected by Miami’s Alumni Association (MUAA).

Homecoming blood drive The Community Blood Center will host a blood drive at Shriver the Thursday of Homecoming week.

OSU hockey home game Too bad most of us will be miles away from Goggin this weekend; this looks like a fun time.

Firing Don Treadwell We want to win more games, but will this be the answer? p. 1






President Obama should learn the art of negotiation during government shutdown Government shutdowns happen. In fact, in the last 40 years, every president except George W. Bush has had to deal with at least one. The thing that is different about this latest shutdown is that President Obama has decided he will not negotiate – period. Obama even went as far as to call President Hassan Rouhani and negotiate with the Iranians, a nation that supports terrorist activities and props up merciless dictators like Bashar Assad, before calling the Speaker of the House. Now the President, a recipient of the Noble Peace Prize, probably has a good reason for this, but I don’t understand his reasoning nor do I think any of his predecessors would understand either. Take Ronald Reagan for instance. During the eight shutdowns he had to deal with, he was always willing to negotiate – even when it was the Speaker of the House, Tip O’Neill who had shutdown the government. Reagan knew that good could come out of a shutdown. He knew

that a shutdown presented an opportunity to smooth over differences and move the country forward. And that’s exactly what he did, passing tax reform deals and compromising on spending levels. But today, President Obama doesn’t think there is any reason to negotiate. And to add insult to injury, the president’s own senior advisor, Dan Pfeiffer, has even likened the House Republicans to terrorists, saying that they are “not for negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest.” Funny, so far it has been the House Republicans who have tried to ease the pain of the shutdown and pass spending bills – not the Senate Democrats. Just last week, the House passed three separate resolutions to fund the District of Columbia, the NIH and keep the national parks open. It would seem the people accused of having bombs strapped to their chests are the ones being reasonable here—not Harry Reid, who has refused to take up any

of the House passed measures on the Senate side, nor the President who has threatened a veto should anything but a clean continuing resolution (CR) find its way to his desk. I guess this shouldn’t come as a surprise since the president’s preferred style in these fiscal fights seems to be to inflict as much unnecessary pain and hardship on the good people of this nation as possible. It was during the last showdown, sequestration, that President Obama closed the White House to everyone including sixth graders. Magically, the president seems to have found a way to sink even lower than that this time around, making World War II veterans break down barricades just to access the memorials honoring their service and sacrifice. Now, if the country is going to get back on track, the president will stop the petty politics at play here and roll up his sleeves to start negotiating like Reagan and the

presidents before him. Already, the Speaker has signaled to the White House that he

He knew that a shutdown presented an opportunity to smooth over differences and move the country forward. can’t do a clean CR but that there is an opportunity here to revive the grand bargain – a big deal that not only funds the government but also reforms our overly complicated tax code and reforms government spending. The only problem is that the president and the Senate Democrats seem uninterested

in dealing. They know that any grand bargain is going to include provisions that weaken the Affordable Care Act. They know that repealing the wildly-unpopular medical device tax could gain traction on the left as well as the right. And that is why the president balks at the bigger deal and continues to refuse to engage in negotiations – demanding a clean CR. If it was the unreasonable Republicans that shutdown the government over Obamacare, it is President Obama himself who refuses to do the reasonable thing because of Obamacare. I hope that as the nation creeps closer and closer toward bumping up against the debt ceiling, the spirit of negotiation makes its way back to the White House and President Obama finds the will to lead – the will that guided Ronald Reagan and the men before him.




Stage Left’s “Rent” reminds us of social issues and reasons to love As an active member of Stage Left and a self-proclaimed theatre lover, I felt ashamed as I entered Studio 88 on Thursday night. I had never seen “Rent” before. Such was taboo to my friends, who were able to mouth the show’s lyrics alongside the cast

Though the musical is set over 20 years ago, the same conflicts still surround us today, whether the average college student is aware of it or not members and anticipate the appropriate moments for applause. However, my hesitations aside, I settled into my chair, amidst the rubble, fog and graffiti of the blackbox-style theatre and took in the department’s performance. As the show concluded and the house rose to deliver their standing ovation, I could only think: How had I never seen “Rent” before? Set in the 90s in New York City’s Lower East Side, “Rent” follows an eccentric, dramatic and realistic cast of characters as they navigate through the trials and tribulations of the Big Apple. Audience members have no choice but to pity, love, hate and adore this charismatic group of players. We meet Roger, a washedout musician, stuck on his exgirlfriend, but entangled in a romantic tryst with Mimi, an erotic dancer, attempting to find a perfect song. We admire Angel, a self-assured drag queen with the world’s largest heart, who meets his match in Collins, a professor with a penchant for helping the poor. We involve ourselves in the relationship between Maureen, a sassy performance artist, and Joanne, an Ivy League lawyer, which seems doomed from the start. And we identify with Mark, a documentarian, hoping to expose the truly poetic reality that resides within the East Village. Unfortunately, the positivity and spirit of the characters is met with the harsh realities of AIDS, poverty and class conflict. However, the cast’s fight for life and love is strong as though tragedies occur, the show concludes with a triumphant aura of hope. With the final song drawing to a close, I couldn’t help feeling strangely touched by the performance. Though the musical is

set over 20 years ago, the same conflicts still surround us today, whether the average college student is aware of it or not. Indeed, our campus doesn’t seem very affected by AIDS, but over 1 million United States citizens are currently living with HIV, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, homelessness and poverty still pervade society, even if such issues seem intangible while inside the bubble of Oxford. Perhaps a prime example of “Rent’s” applicability is that of its exemplification of the “progress” of our urban environments. Suann Pollock, director of the theatre department’s production of “Rent”, writes in her Director’s note, “In the past 20 years we have seen re-gentrification of our urban landscapes as progress, but what we don’t track is what happens to those people and local businesses that are forced to leave. In Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Vine Street has become a thriving center of upscale restaurants, bars, boutiques and high-end loft condos. But what happened to the residents of Over-the-Rhine who were just barely getting by?” Class conflicts, poverty, drug abuse, disease and disappointment still occur around us. We must take “Rent” as a reminder of such, and interpret it as motivation to serve others and remain well informed. Of course, what my fellow audience members and I must obtain from “Rent” above all else is the overwhelming love and companionship depicted by the cast. Tied together through conflict and tragedy, a feeling of unity, respect and support envelopes the characters as they stand together to face the world. As college students, friends and mentors surround us each day, but many are immune to the ower of such a network. We must not take our peers for granted, as they will make up our support system when we will inevitably enter adulthood. “Rent” is important. I know this not from the raw emotions it depicts or the conflicts it details but from the timelessness of its statement on society. People are different, unique and diverse, but we must unite in the face of setbacks in order to conquer them head-on and move forward with optimism and hope for the future. Only 525,600 minutes make up a year. We can touch so many lives, offer so many helping hands and love so many others with that precious time.



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who are not covered by their families an additional insurance option. “The thing that continues to be examined is what is the best option for these students whose families aren’t covering them to acquire that insurance, whether that will continue to be through a policy purchased through the university or will there potentially be points where it may be more advantageous to purchase it through the exchange,” Creamer said. Janae Arno, practice manager at the Student Health Center, pointed to an advantage for any such student continuing to use Miami’s health insurance. “One benefit with the university insurance versus the Affordable Care is that our insurance goes on the bursar account,” Arno said. “So if you have grants, moneys, loans, your insurance is covered, whereas outside of there you will be responsible for it yourself.”


facilities, animal training and informal education.” Although he is no longer an active zoo director, Hanna’s presence at the Columbus Zoo is still highly apparent. His base camp, which he calls a “yurt,” is located right next to the elephant exhibit, and looks like a giant tent. Inside the tent are old pictures and mementos from Hanna’s travels around the world. “It’s kind of set up to look like a place that he would be living in the desert or in Africa,” Rachel Csaszar, a member of Hanna’s public relations team at the Columbus Zoo, said. While visitors are not allowed to go inside the camp, they can take pictures of the outside and perhaps even catch a glimpse of Hanna with a few of the zoo’s animals, some of which Hanna said may even make a guest appearance during his lecture.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 2013 Arno is optimistic about Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s impact on Miami’s campus and on a larger scale. “The fact is it increases the options for everybody,” Arno said. “They get to pick and choose what you get almost like a fast food drive-through. You get to kind of create and build your own insurance if that’s what you need for you and your family.” The drawback that Arno and others have seen is that the law requires everyone to have healthcare or pay a fee, which some view as an encroachment on their freedom of choice. “The downside is that people are going to be forced to make a decision,” Arno said. Creamer also acknowledged the apprehensions of those who are opposed to this law. “There are concerns on the other side about losing the choice to decide whether you have health insurance or not because there are certain penalties if you don’t acquire

that insurance,” Creamer said. The fee, according to healthcare. gov, the government’s new health insurance marketplace, will be 1 percent of an individual’s yearly income or $95, whichever figure is higher, in 2014. This rate increases each year and, in 2016, the fee will be 2.5 percent of income or $695. While she sees only positives now, Arno said hindsight is 20/20. “I don’t see anything bad, as of right now,” Arno said. “But in year from now, two years form now, I’m sure there’s going to be all kinds of things that come out like, ‘that was not a good idea, we should have done this differently.’” As for Miami, the administration is waiting for clarification on how it can abide by the new law. “There is still an awful lot of unknown,” Creamer said. “There is a lot for us to continue to monitor and follow and that’s what we continue to do, to try and understand what the law requires us to do and to operate in a way that complies with that.”

Senior zoology major Erin Collin said she did not watch much of Hanna as a child, but spent much of her time watching similar shows on Animal Planet. This, together with frequent trips to the Detroit Zoo at a young age, fostered her love for animals and she now understands the importance of providing these educational programs to the public. “Humans aren’t going to make it through the circle of life on their own; we need the other plants and animals simply to function,” Collin said. “Once we begin wiping species out, even something as small as frogs, we begin to alter environments and the world in ways I would bet most people couldn’t even imagine. We, as humans, literally cannot run this world on our own. Hopefully, people begin to realize this before it’s too late.” Hanna is constantly on the move. He traveled 221 days last year and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

“I love doing colleges and universities and do probably 10-20 out of the year,” Hanna said. “We also have to film our television series and that takes me on the road all the time.” Although Hanna himself attended Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, he admits to having many ties with Miami University. His daughter Suzanne calls Miami her alma mater and his granddaughter Brittany is looking to attend next year. Hanna is speaking in Hall Auditorium at 8 p.m. Students can pick up their free tickets starting Wednesday. After his visit to Oxford, Hanna has an itinerary packed with trips around the world to film for his current television show. In a couple weeks, he will visit Gabon in West Africa, a country known for its populations of African elephants and gorillas. Upon finishing there, he will travel to Rwanda where he and his wife have built a school and an orphanage.


bench along its perimeter and a panel of wood around the door, Wilson said. It is in this wood that Gamble’s work will be inlayed. In addition to mirroring the wiikiaami’s design, the round shape of the room is ideal for facilitating dialogue, Wilson said. The Armstrong Student Center’s website promises the room will be open for both planned events and spontaneous meetings. Although the wiikiaami room does not ressemble the dwelling it is designed to reflect, Gamble said it is an indication of the strong relationship between Miami University and the Miami Nation in Okla.


simple or complex so each T-shirt is a true work of art.” In 1990, a group of Mass. women started the Clothesline Project to commemorate the 51,000 women who died that summer as a result of domestic violence. The project came to Miami in 1998 after MU students saw the event at the University of Dayton the previous year. According to Jackson, the national goal of the project is to give a voice to women of domestic violence and to spread awareness for the project. Senior Carleigh LaFrance, a student ambassador for the Women’s Center, explained that the color of each shirt has a specific meaning that corresponds to different types of domestic violence. According to Jackson, students are typically surprised by the number of T-shirts hanging in The Hub. About 10 to 15 shirts are made each year, which means 200 MU women have been involved with the Clothesline project over the past 15 years by making personal shirts. “It was eye-opening to see how many shirts there were and


“Everybody that goes in there will know about our traditional structure,” Gamble said. “We’ll always have a wiikiaami now that people can go into. It’s a teaching tool, it will open the door for questions.” The tribe recreated the practice of building wiikiaamis for the purpose of passing along tradition and language to the next generation, Dorey said. “We use it to teach language and to teach about the environment we were in at the time,” Dorey said. “We teach history with it, how families and villages were related to each other.” Passing along these traditions is vital to the tribe, Gamble said. “[This is all] so that the youth do not let go of the past. to think that there are probably many others who didn’t make a shirt for the project,” first-year Catherine Brown said. One aspect of the Clothesline Project and Women’s Center is to give help and resources to not only women, but also those within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) community. According to Jackson, since there is not a specific center for the LGBTQ community, the Women’s Center works within this community to try to spread awareness, acceptance and equality throughout campus. Even though the Women’s Center focuses mostly on women’s issues, giving resources, advice and support to women, the center focuses on gender roles on campus as well. The center is also open to men. “Our center isn’t just [open] to women. We want help and support from our male-counter parts as well,” Jackson said. “Overall, our main goal is to help every type of student. The Clothesline Project is a very powerful event that not only helps students, but also spreads the awareness of domestic violence around the nation.”



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ami and also one of the first named Charitable Scholars, shared her experience. “My sophomore year, the founder of OMA Dr. Elizabeth “Like” Lokon, came into my gerontology class,” Ridgeway said. “I fell in love with the idea of the program and started out as a senior volunteer, working with adults, one-on-one.” Ridgeway is now a junior OMA leader and also is a member of the Gerontology Club, which allows her to work with older adults at three different locations: the Knolls of Oxford, the Senior Center and Woodland Manor. Littrell talked about her experience with Charitable Words. “Dr. “Like” Lokon emailed us over the summer explaining that there was an awesome opportunity for us to apply for this program that was creating awareness and sharing experiences with non-profits,” Littrell said. “I applied and wrote an essay explaining OMA and what it meant to me and what I wanted to do with my future.” Ridgeway continued to explain how the Callinan family offered three scholarship to gerontology students. “Five students applied and three were selected,” Ridgeway said. “It’s pretty exciting; we’re the first students to receive this scholarship at Miami and on behalf of the Gerontology center.” Ridgeway donated half of her one thousand dollar scholar ship to Alzheimer research. “I put half of my scholarship towards the Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” Ridgeway said. “I donated $300 to the Alzheimer’s Association and used $200 for fundraising efforts. We ended up coming in second place and raising over $5540 in three weeks. It was really great; the Callinan family walked on the Miami University Gerontology and OMA Team.” Ridgeway said she hopes to continue her graduate education at Miami and has applied to attend Miami’s Master of Gerontological Studies Program. She said the program is very competitive, as there are few comparable ones in the U.S. “Dr. “Like” Lokon definitely deserves credit, she was my inspiration and she’s definitely my role mode,” Ridgeway said. “If I could aspire to be like one person it would be her.” Littrell returned to Miami this year as a second-year senior and used her scholarship toward her education in getting an art degree. She said she hopes to eventually become a registered art therapist. “My favorite part about OMA is going in and seeing my elders and knowing I’m making a difference in their lives and making them happy,” Littrell said. “I love seeing their art and seeing how they love their art too. In the beginning many of them think their work is terrible, but once you throw a little glitter on it, title it with their name, they’re so excited.” Littrell and Ridgeway will both write a blog post for Chartiable Words to share their experience and raise awareness for OMA. Callinan said he hopes Charitable Words will give more authority on specific issues in the non-profit sector. As their network of Charitable Words Scholars grows, he envisions alumni scholars coming together as mentors and a resource to new scholars.


National Coming Out Day October 11, 2013 National Coming Out Day invites you to consider what it means to live as an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) individual, or as a heterosexual ally. For more than 20 years, National Coming Out Day has encouraged everyone to celebrate their identities and live open and honest lives.

1809 LGBT Alumni Board Elisa Abes Rob Abowitz Matthew Agan (2003) Chuck Albrecht (1987, 1989) Kip Alishio Sarah Allard Lucy Allbaugh Rafael Alvarado Kenya Ash

Chris Taylor (1990) Chiane Tedrow (2015) Peter Thorsett Jimmy Thren Rajat Thukral Ashley Tinn ey (2013) Janine Todd Amy Toland (2013) Christy Torrese (2017) Ricardo Trevino (2015)

Gretchen Dietz Chenshan Ding (2016)

Al andis Johnson Shamika Johnson

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Jacob Turnbow (2015)

Melissa Auringer Megan Austin Melanie Axelrod (2011)

Alexa Dorning (2017) Erin Douglas (2010)

Jeremiah Johnson Katie Johnson

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Jimmy Turvy (2015) Taylor Tuscherer (2015)

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Emily Tym (2017) Cindie Ulreich (2011)

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Hannah Dumais Stefanie Dunning

Lisa Jones (1995) Myhgail Justiniano (2017)

Kimberly Ogle (1979) Karen O'Hara (1984, 2004)

Ann Updike

Sarah Barton Meredith Bateman (1999) Desiree Bates

Erin Edwards Michael Todd Edwards (1990)

Michael Kabbaz Julia Kaplinska

Beth Oliver (1998) Jerry Olson

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Rebecca Baudry Young Monica Baxter (1991)

Rebecca Eldemire

John Karro

Mike O'Neal

Amy Eldridge (2000)

Dinidu Karunanayake (2014)

Sean O'Neill (2012)

Michael Vidmar (2013) Scott Wagar

Marcia Baxter Magolda Megan Beaver

Emily Erley (2016) Lee Eshelman

Meghan Kaskoun (1990) Jane Keiser

Rachel Oriol Dr. Roxanne Ornelas

Cathy Wagner Claire Wagner

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Michael Evans Benjamin Everly (2009)

Maggie Kelley (2013) Joshua Kiger (2014)

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Jason Begley (2001) Vicka Bell - Robinson

Dan Fairbanks

Ian Kile (2016)

Robin Parker

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Bill Kirst

Bryan Partner (2013)

Mike Warden (2008) Leah Wasburn- Moses

Kelly Bennett (2011) Craig Benson (1996)

Golden Fanning (2007) AnnaLucia Feldmann (2017)

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Martin Patrick Tory Pearman

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Lisa Blankenship (2013)

Troy Fleischman

Tim Kresse

Megan Peters

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John Kromer

Ted Peters (1994)

Jocelyn Weeda Lisa Weems

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Matt Frericks (1988) Sarah Friedberg (2011)

Norm Krumpe Hannah Kuethe

Jolene Petroc Emily Philips - Roth (2011)

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Jeralyn Boyd (2014) Jason Bracken (2014) JS Bragg

Dr. Aaron Friedberg (2012) Nurit Friedberg (2008)

Theresa Kulbaga Megan Kuykendoll (2007)

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William West (2016) Gary Wickham (1990)

Bo Brinkman Erin Brock

Kevin Friedman (2014) Benjamin Fritz (2017)

Alice Ladrick (201 Bradyn Landrum

Zach Pollock (2016) Mary Poppendeck

Pamela Wilkins Keiko Wilkins

James Bromley Sama ntha Brooks

Liz Muia Frost (1999) Rebecca Frost (2015)

Ann Larson Sheri Leafgren

Rachel Poyfair (2017) Rachel Price

Benjamin Williams (2015) Victoria Williams (2017)

Tessa Brow

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Ryland Puzzitiello (2017)

Alexa Brown

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Today we celebrate our proud gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning members of the Miami University community and the allies who support them. We honor all who cultivate an environment where diversity is appreciated and respected. We recognize those who strive to make Miami University a safe space where all students, faculty, and staff feel proud to say "I am Miami." Amy Bruno (2012, 2015) Ryan Brunton

Lauren Fussner Vince Gabuzzi (2015)

Julia Lierman Sherry Lind (2014)

Stephen Quaye (2004) Dylan Rader

Brian Wilson (2013) Liz Wilson

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Jessica Gephart (2011) Becca Getson (2006)

Jeffrey Logel (1989) Tory Lowe (2017)

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Rob Withers Whitney Womack Smith

Michael Burkhart (1993)

Jennie Gilbert (1988)

Abigail Lower

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Meng Lu (2017)

Nicole Ridge

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Kasey Butcher Carl Caceres (2013)

Jane Goettsch Kathy Goodman

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Jamie Workman Jessica Wray (2008)

Lacey Campbell

Ken Grabach Jel ene Grace

Jennifer Malkowski Alyssa Malpede (2011)

Avicia Rodgers

Kaitlin Campbell (2015)

Hongfei Xie (2017) Tim Yaczo (2007)

Nicole Cannon

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Jayne Malpede Anita Mannur

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Kristie Marcum (2005)

Becky Rude (1977) Luke Ruiz (2014)

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Amanda May (2016)

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Caroline McClellan (2007)

Steven Sajkich Nichole Salyer (2012)

Martha Castaneda Danny Catalano

Theo Guo (2017) Mack Hagood

Heidi McKee Rene' McKinstry

Jocelynne Samu Catherine Sanders (2001)

Jeff Caywood (1999) Rachel Chandley

Cherise D. Hairston (1990) Mathew Hall (2011)

Jennifer McLaughlin (1977, 2006) Kathy McMahon - Klosterman

Lisa Santucci Megan Schmeisser (2014)

Joseph Cheatle (2014) Andrew Chen (2017)

Joe Hamilton (2016) Tandy Hamm

Leslie Haxby McNeill Alex McSwain

Monica Schneider Sam Schooler (2015)

Mingkuan Chen (2017) Yu- Fang Cho

Han Han Kaisee Handley (2017 )

Sarah Meaney Jessica Melita

Emily Schwarz (2012) Benjamin Schwarz (2013)

Andrea Christman (2015)

Crystal Harris (2014) Patrick Harris

Phyllis Mendenhall Bailey Metzger

Ronald Scott

Matt Metzler Ilena Meyer (2016)

Kristine Seifert (2017)

Katie Clontz (2017)

Arianne Hartsell - Gundy Becca Hartz (2013)

Teri Coffey (1985) Clayton Coller - Cartaino (2012)

HAWKS Peer Health Educators Andrew Hebard

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Larissa Seltmann Colin Sexton (2013)

Angie Cook Trevor Cook

Brandon Heflin (2016) Mary Henry

Elaine Miller Lisa Miller (1988)

Amy Shaiman (1991) Mahau ganee Shaw

Eri Coombs Mary Jean Corbett

Jen Herman

Karen Mitchell Rin Mitroi

Dave Sheehan (2008) Laura Sheppard

Marianne Cotugno Melissa Cream

David Hodge Valerie Hodge

David Morgan (2012) Debbie Morner

Nicolas Shirley (2016) Rob Shook (1985)

Mike Curme Gregory Czernik

Hannah Hoganson Kat Howell (20 11)

Meghan Morris Cat Munroe (2017)

Michele Simmons Elizabeth Skipper (2001)

Caroline Dadas (2011) Don Daiker

Tracy Hughes (1991) Alex Hummel

Marisa Murray Dr. Mark Mussman (2001)

Jillian Smolinski Braxton Soderman

Taylor Dalton

Harley Humphrey Susan Hurst (1984)

Tim Myers Kateri Myers (2017)

Kristine Stewart (1991)

Josie Dalton (2017) Adam Darby Shruti Dasgupta

Tamise Ironstrack (2006) Daniel Isfort (2016)

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Paul Jackson Rich Jacobs (1987)

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Miami University’s hockey team kicked off its 2013-2014 campaign on Saturday with an 8-2 exhibition win against Windsor. Fourteen different players had a point for the RedHawks in the rout, and five of those players had two or more points. Junior forward and captain Czarnik, sophomore forward Riley Barber and junior forward Jimmy Mullin all had three points. Freshman forward Justin Greenberg scored two goals in his first game for the Red and White. That’s exactly how it should be. The Brotherhood is ranked No. 2 in the nation in more than one poll coming into the season, and the expectations for this team should be, and probably are, NCAA championship or bust. The RedHawks scored 106 goals last season, and 88 of those goals were scored by players who were still on the roster for Saturday’s win. That’s 83 percent of last year’s tallies returning. Czarnik and Barber were both named first-team All-CCHA last season and they will lead the way for the RedHawks as they begin a new season in a new conference, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Miami was the preseason pick to win the league in its inaugural season, adding to the high expectations for the RedHawks. Winning the NCHC will not be an easy task, as the eight-team conference boasts 17 total national championships. Granted, the 17 are split between four teams, but this does not

change the difficult path The Brotherhood will face in its bid to make that number 18. Five of the eight teams in the NCHC were ranked in the USCHO. com preseason poll. Miami was ranked second, the University North Dakota was seventh, St. Cloud State University was ninth, the University Denver was 17th, and former CCHA opponent Western Michigan University was ranked 18th. The remaining three teams (the University of Minnesota Duluth, the University of Nebraska Omaha and Colorado College) all received more than 10 votes in the 20-team ranking. This conference will be competitive from the bottom up. In order for any team to win a championship, it needs solid play between the pipes, and the RedHawks have that in sophomore goaltenders Ryan McKay and Jay Williams. McKay started 23 games last season and posted insane numbers with a 1.39 goals against average (GAA) and .946 save percentage. Williams’ numbers aren’t too shabby either, with a 1.94 GAA and a .924 save percentage. Williams went 6-2-2 early last season in relief for McKay, who was injured. It’s safe to say that as long as the RedHawks can score two or three goals a game, they should be in good shape with the goaltending duo they have. Expectations are high, as they should be. This is the year for The Brotherhood to win it all.


MU remains winless after loss to Central Michigan BY JOE GIERINGER SENIOR STAFF WRITER

It was a long day at the office for Miami University in an afternoon that included lightning delays, heavy rains and a few dedicated fans who stuck around to support their team. None of that helped, though, as the ‘Hawks were downed by conference foe Central Michigan University, 21-9. It was also the catalyst for athletic director David Sayler to relieve Don Treadwell of his head coaching duties. During his tenure in two and a half seasons at the helm of Miami’s football program, Treadwell’s teams have gone 8-21, including an 0-5 start this year.

“It was a very disappointing loss,” the now-former head coach Treadwell said. “Offensively speaking, we left a lot of plays on the field. A lot of missed opportunities there, and that’s really frustrating because the kids had a good week in practice and took advantage of a lot of the things we didn’t take advantage of today. We’re going to have to find a way to make those types of plays in each game as we move forward.” The contest got off to a slow start, and at 10:45 of the first quarter play was called by the officials after lightning strikes were spotted a few miles away. Players and fans




Brotherhood blows out Windsor in exhibition


Junior forward Austin Czarnik and senior forward Max Cook look on as the puck sneaks past Windsor senior goalie Parker Van Buskirk. Junior forward Jimmy Mullin was credited with the goal. Mullin later tallied two assists.


It might have been an exhibition hockey game, but that didn’t stop Miami University from burying the visiting University of Windsor Lancers in an 8-2 route. It was all Miami all evening, and the scoring started early. The RedHawks nabbed a pair of goals at 13:58 and 13:39 from sophomore forward Sean Kuraly and junior forward Jimmy Mullin, respectively. Junior forward and captain Austin Czarnik added a tally of his own at 17:12 of the second period, but it wasn’t until the third period that Miami really poured it on. Five third-period goals accentuated the routing of the Lancers, and it was sophomore forward Alex Gacek who started the surge at 3:29 of the frame. Mullin joined in the fun with a couple of strikes himself – a nice start to the season after a so-so campaign last year. Mullin said he relishes the fact that he and his class are now the obvious leaders of the team, helping to bring up the younger players and inexperienced freshman. “It’s fun for us to be juniors and the older guys on the team,” Mullin said. “But the juniors played a

hell of a game … everyone from the defense to the offensive freshmen played well and it can only get better from here, so we’re excited to see what they can bring.” Indeed, freshman forward Justin Greenberg added two goals late in third period to lead his class on the night. Anthony Louis, Johnny Wingels and Trevor Hamilton all added an assist each. Greenberg said his first collegiate hockey experience was a great one, although he admitted that it was a little strange playing on a new team at a new level. Greenberg formerly played for the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League where he notched 25 goals and 32 assists last season. “It was a little bit overwhelming at first,” Greenberg said. “There’s definitely a lot of history with this team and you have a lot to live up to, a lot expected of you. But at the same time, they’re such great guys on the team that it was an easy adjustment.” The freshman also spoke highly of the leadership in the RedHawk locker room, as well as the coaching staff. “Coach Blasi puts us in a position to succeed, and he’s awesome, though I was pretty scared at first,” Greenberg said,

resulting in laughter from those around him. “But no, he’s a real player’s coach.” The player’s coach himself was appreciative of his new class and its respective performances, but noted that there’s still a long way to go for his team to develop and get to a level of play they know they can achieve. “I thought it was important for them to have good games and they did,” head coach Enrico Blasi said. “They’re good players, obviously, and we recruited them for a reason. I thought they handled themselves very well … now we’ll get better everyday and we’ll be playing better hockey as the weeks go on.” The RedHawks had a fine night between the pipes as well, as sophomore goaltenders Jay Williams and Ryan McKay split time almost evenly for the RedHawks. The former had 10 saves in a perfect performance, and the latter held his own with eight stops despite allowing two goals on a late-surge by the Lancers. Miami opens its regular season next week at The Ohio State University Friday, Oct. 11. The teams will then travel back to Oxford for a Saturday evening game. Both puck drops are scheduled for 7:05 p.m.


Miami shutsout Kent in rain-soaked game, tie Ohio after double OT BY ZACH MACIASZEK FOR THE MIAMI STUDENT

The Miami University soccer team (5-6-1) grinded out a tough 1-0 win over Kent State University (7-5-0) on a rain-soaked field Sunday after tying Ohio University 1-1 (5-4-3) Friday. The weekend results raised the RedHawks record in the

years,” Kramig said. “That was one of the ugliest soccer games I’ve ever seen in my life, but you’re gonna get those. And you know you’re gonna get that with Kent, so it certainly wasn’t a surprise. The kids just had to grind it out and I thought that’s what they did today.” Senior forward Kayla Zakrzewski scored the only goal of the

I think [the Kent game] set the cause of women’s soccer back 10 years. That was one of the ugliest soccer games I’ve ever seen in my life, but you’re going to get those.” BOBBY KRAMIG HEAD COACH

Mid-American Conference (MAC) to 2-1-1. They are on a three game unbeaten streak. Head coach Bobby Kramig said he was impressed with his team’s resilience in an ugly win against a very physical Kent State side. “I think [that game] set the cause of women’s soccer back 10

game in the sixth minute off an assist from senior forward Katy Dolesh. Dolesh hammered a shot on goal that was deflected by Kent’s sophomore goalkeeper Stephanie Senn. Dolesh controlled the rebound and passed it to the left of the penalty box where Zakrzewski was waiting.

Zakrzewski buried the ball in the net for the score. “We talked to [the players] before the game about the need to get the early goal and they certainly did that,” Kramig said. “It would have been nice to take one or two others, but all credit to Kent. They put a lot of pressure on us and we did a good job making it hold up.” The threat of lightning later in the day moved kickoff from 1 p.m. to 11 a.m. The field was covered with a tarp overnight, but that didn’t matter once the game started and the rain was pouring. Players on both sides were slipping in the muddy conditions, and the grounds crew took squeegees to the field at halftime in order to dry up the worst spots. The rain subsided by the start of the second half, but the condition of the field did not improve much. Senior goalkeeper Allison Norenberg recorded a shutout for the RedHawks, her fourth on the season. She had four saves, but one in particular stood out. In the 58th minute, the Golden Flashes managed to get the ball

into MU’s penalty box and fire a point blank shot. Norenberg rejected the attempt, but the ball deadened in a wet puddle about ten feet in front of the net. The Flashes tried again, but by that time the RedHawks swarmed the box and managed to deflect several repeated attempts by Kent State. “That’s just a part of the conditions,” Norenberg said. “[The ball can] hit the ground and spray anywhere, so you have to throw your whole body at it. Everyone around me did it and that all comes from the heart, sacrificing your body for the team.” The ’Hawks victory on a sloppy playing surface Sunday followed a double-overtime battle with the rival OU Bobcats Friday. The Bobcats struck first in the 18th minute as freshman forward Alexis Milesky weaved through the RedHawk defense unencumbered and scored an unassisted goal. Miami responded in the 37th minute when freshman midfielder Jenna Weiner found sophomore midfielder Jess Bronke at the top

of the box. Bronke immediately launched the ball into the net to tie the game 1-1. The intensity in the stands and on the field picked up in the second half, but neither team was able to gain any momentum on the other. The stalemate continued as the match went into one overtime and then a second, but neither team managed to seal the deal. “That was a classic OU-Miami game,” Kramig said. “You know going into the game that it’s just going to be a dogfight, and that’s exactly what it was.” Kramig said his team took a large step forward in their progression over the weekend. “I think we got our legs back under us,” Kramig said. “I think the kids are starting to feel more confident. It would have been nice to take a result from the game on Friday, I felt like we played well enough to get it. When we get playing more aggressively and try to get behind teams – that’s when we’re the most dangerous. I think we’re back on track.”

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