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A university’s history cast in bronze

Bronze statues across campus pinpoint historical moments for Miami University.

George Washington stands tall, looking off into the distance inside Alumni Hall’s rotunda. The statue – the oldest at Miami – acts as a reminder of all the students who have seen it since its creation.

With a book in hand, William McGuffey sits in front of his namesake building. Just across the street sits William Holmes McGuffey House and Museum commemorating his life and highlighting his unforgettable impact.

The ten bronze statues outside of Yager Stadium stand in earshot of crowds who cheer on the team whose legacy they helped create. The Cradle of Coaches are a symbol of Miami’s football icons who have impacted the lives of alumni like Ben Roethlisberger and Sean McVey.

A new bronze statue of Wayne Embry, yet to be unveiled, will continue Miami’s trend of historical statues.

@zachreichman

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