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Two students who are suing Miami University over claims they were wrongly suspended for violating the university’s COVID-19 policies have been temporarily reinstated to Miami by a state judge.
Miami University has reported 2,320 cases of COVID-19 since the start of classes on Aug. 17. This is the second-highest case total among universities in Ohio – about 1,500 behind Ohio State University, which enrolls about 45,000 more students.
Two Miami University students filed a lawsuit against the university over their suspension for hosting a party in August.
Once, not too long ago, a walk uptown could mean running into a professor having coffee or sitting down next to a faculty member at Mac and Joe’s. But the appeal of city life and gainful employment for their spouses has pulled faculty away from living in the college town.
The days leading up to Nov. 3 were filled with anxiety for veteran poll worker Rob Schiele.
Oxford City Council passed a resolution donating about $74,000 to pilot a cold shelter and transitional housing for Oxford’s homeless community during its Nov. 3 meeting. The funds will be allocated to the Family Resource Center (FRC), which will manage the project.
Oxford City Council passed an extension to Oxford’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) during its Nov. 3 meeting. The DORA will run from Nov. 27 to Jan. 22.
Bell Tower Commons is closed for at least the rest of the fall semester, barring a new spike in remain-in-room students (RIR). According to an email sent to the employees that work at Bell, due to the decrease in Level 4 dorm floors, the dining hall was no longer drawing enough students to remain open.
Oxford City Council passed a resolution to spend about $327,000 on free public Wi-Fi for at least four of Oxford’s parks and two mobile home communities during its Oct. 20 meeting.
Miami University’s COVID-19 Oxford campus dashboard has been active for nearly two months. But some students have raised concerns about the information provided by Miami.
Talawanda School District’s Board of Education voted unanimously to allow students the option of going back to classes in-person on Oct. 29 or to remain remote through the semester.
Oxford City Council heard recommendations on Black Lives Matter (BLM) Oxford’s police reform proposals during its Oct. 6 meeting.
After Black Lives Matter (BLM) Oxford proposed police reforms in a previous City Council meeting, those reforms have been discussed by the Police Community Relations & Review Commision (PCRRC) and will be brought back before City Council for implementation.
Miami University President Greg Crawford issued a ‘Presidential Request’ regarding face masks via email to Miami students and faculty. The email went out just before 3 p.m., an hour before a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest.
With Miami’s positive case rate on the decline, Provost Jason Osborne said it is “unlikely” that the campus will completely vacate again like it did in March.
Jennifer Bailer, health commissioner for the Butler County Health District, said Oxford is now averaging 25 new COVID cases a day, a decrease from several hundred a day at the end of August.
Miami University President Greg Crawford announced that 10 students and two employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the school year.
Miami University representatives Jayne Brownell and Kimberly Moore spoke to City Council members about the university’s plan for the fall semester during council’s Aug. 18 meeting.
As Miami University students begin their fall semester remotely, with many in off-campus housing, Oxford City Council voted to ban gatherings of more than 10 people at its Aug. 18 meeting. The emergency ordinance will be enforced until Gov. Mike DeWine declares the end of Ohio’s state of emergency.
As U-Haul trucks and a caravan of students begin to make their way into off-campus neighborhoods, uptown businesses anxiously wait for an upswing in sales.