Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Buchanan, Cuomo to debate at Miami


Campus notes

Patrick Buchanan and Andrew Cuomo will debate politics and policy at Miami University at 8 p.m. Monday in Hall Auditorium as part of the university's lecture series.

Buchanan was a senior adviser to presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan and was twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. A syndicated columnist, he was a founding member of CNN's Crossfire and Capital Gang and the NBC/PBS program The MacLaughlin Group.

Cuomo was secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton administration and was a campaign manager and then aide for his father, New York Gov. Mario Cuomo. He founded and runs Housing Enterprises for the Less Privileged, a provider of transitional housing.

The debate is free, but tickets are required because of limited seating. Free tickets will be available to the Miami community starting today at the box office in the Shriver Center. Any remaining tickets will be made available to the public starting Friday.

Associate UC law dean interim head

Donna Nagy, associate dean at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, has been appointed interim dean, effective Friday.

Before joining UC in 1994, she was an associate with Debevoise & Plimpton in Washington, specializing in securities enforcement and litigation. She chairs the section on securities regulation of the American Association of Law Schools and is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

The search for a permanent dean will begin as soon as possible, said Anthony J. Perzigian, UC senior vice president and provost.

Miami U to raise room, board fees

Miami University's board of trustees voted to raise room and board fees by 8.5 percent for the 2005-06 school year. The annual cost for room and board for most first-year students climbs from $7,010 to $7,610. Costs vary depending on housing options and meal plans.

The increase will fund maintenance projects and safety improvements, officials said.

Miami also awarded $18 million in contracts to continue renovating King Library, continue improving Yager Stadium, and to build a new varsity softball field.

Miami Hamilton considers housing

HAMILTON - Miami University Hamilton is studying whether to build on-campus student housing on the regional campus.

It hired a facilities planning firm to conduct a housing market analysis and analyze student needs.

University officials cite growing enrollment at the regional campus, two new buildings (University Hall and The Conservatory) and beginnings of a trend changing commuter colleges - and even community colleges - to residential college campuses.

Bangladeshi workers to speak on rights

EVANSTON - Three female Bangladeshi garment workers and Charles Kernaghan, executive director of the National Labor Committee for Worker and Human Rights, will speak at Xavier University today as part of the Bangladeshi workers' tour for fair wages and better working conditions.

The free presentation begins at 7 p.m. at the Gallagher Student Center Theater on campus

Hebrew Union rabbi's essays published

Rabbi David Ellenson, president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, recently wrote After Emancipation: Jewish Religious Responses to Modernity, a collection of 23 essays on Jewish religious thought, modern Jewish history and ethics.

Denise Smith-Amos

Campus notes items should be submitted to Denise Smith Amos at damos@enquirer.com, or call (513) 768-8395.




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