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Still Trippin’

Original Merry Prankster Ken Babbs stops at Miami University

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2011
What a long strange trip from Miami University and back it’s been for 1958 graduate Ken Babbs. He returns to Miami, where he graduated in 1958, at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday for two Sixties Extravaganza free public events at the school’s Leonard Theatre in Peabody Hall. On Monday, there’s a screening of the new documentary featuring him — director Alex Gibney’s Magic Trip.  

Retracing History's Steps

Miami frat takes 40-mile walk to help National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A Miami University fraternity is trying to break the stereotypes of Greek life by hosting a walk to support the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Kappa Alpha Psi members hold their Freedom Walk Friday and Saturday to follow the historical Underground Railroad route traveled by escaping slaves and to atone for damage caused to the Freedom Center earlier this year by other Miami Greek organizations.  

August 25-31: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 1, 2010
We Americans are proud of the idealized version of youth that most of us at least partially experienced as children: little Billy tossing ball with dad; Sally spending time with mom learning to repair dad and Billy's jeans. The Columbus Dispatch today reported that the contemporary version is just as good, as long as Billy enjoys traveling the country reliving dad's glory days and Sally doesn't mind either being left behind or winning at all costs.  

August 11-17: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul today told viewers of a coal-appreciation event (seriously) that President Obama doesn't care about Kentucky. Paul said that the EPA should stay out of Kentucky's business and then promised to oppose all of Obama's policies until he starts smoking cigarettes in public again.  

Did You Know?

Facts and figures about Greater Cincinnati colleges and universities

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Cincinnati has a long history in education. Did you know the Art Academy of Cincinnati is one of only five museum schools in the U.S.? Read on to learn about UC, Miami, Xavier and other schools in our area. You can even learn which local program, despite our economy, has had 100% job placement for the last 15 years.  

Access to Important Sources Often Means Journalists Avoid Controversial Stories

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Access is everything to reporters. We want people to talk to us, to share confidences and documents, to point us to others who will do the same. But there's a price: Don't burn your sources ... which can mean ignoring a story that will prompt the subject to slam the door (figuratively or actually) in a reporter's face. That might be one reason it took Rolling Stone to reveal the contempt for the president and other civilians to whom U.S. military officials in Afghanistan report.  

June 2-8: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 9, 2010
If you were to believe 1980s stereotypes, college fraternities and sororities would be a bunch of mean rich kids adored by administrators even though they're total dicks to everyone else (you might also believe that red cars are cool and black men are scary). To reinforce that view last week Miami University put a third sorority on probation.  

Considering Community College

Two-year schools offer economical options for starting your college career

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
When Jennifer Reinhart graduated high school in 2006, she thought she had her future all figured out. She would volunteer for one year in the AmeriCorps and then begin her four-year college education at the University of Cincinnati. She had everything in the bag: her high school diploma, a spot at her first-choice school, a secure position in the volunteer program. But when she sat down and put her finances together one year later, things changed.  

Preview: The Secrets Project

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The 60-minute show was group-written by several Miami University students, then nailed down into a performance script that "explores our humanity through secrets," says director-coordinator Lindsey Barlag. Five women and two men will do the revealing and exploring.   

Learning from Ant Hills

International conservation education program helps make schools greener

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Lunch in Cincinnati, lunch in Costa Rica — is there a difference? Beyond the view, a significant difference is that you'll leave less trash behind when noshing in a rural area in the Central America country. Bethany Blevins learned that lesson last year on an Earth Expeditions program for local teachers.  

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