Miami University's Model United Nations (MUMUN) team received first place at the 18th annual Lake Erie International Model United Nations (LEIMUN) Conference November 3-6 in Cleveland. They also brought home eight outstanding delegate awards and one superior delegate award.
Junior Brittany Murphy received a superior delegate award and had the highest overall score at the conference. Eight other Miami delegates received outstanding delegate awards: Alex Baker, Cory Brown, Ben Rees, Jordyn Grzelewski, Shannon O'Halloran, Bryan Stewart, Greg Baumgartner, and Charles Lee.
Through modeling the United Nations, LEIMUN encourages knowledge of international affairs, understanding of parliamentary procedure, analytical reasoning, problem solving, negotiation, presentation and professionalism while promoting awareness, understanding, tolerance and acceptance.
According to MUMUN president Peter Dougherty, the team has placed first at the LEIMUN conference four of the past five years.
Miami University Model United Nations was founded in 2002 and participates in several conferences each year. The team is sponsored by the center for American and world cultures, the College of Arts and Science, The Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies, the interdisciplinary studies department, the western college program, the international studies department and the women's center.