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Miami moves toward transparency with improved COVID-19 communication

(02/17/21 1:00pm)

Last semester, Miami University students received information on the COVID-19 pandemic through emails from President Crawford, the offices of the Provost, student life, residence life, student health services and university communications. This semester, the sources of information have been narrowed down to two: the division of student life and the COVID-19 response team.

Miami admissions office expands online services

(02/11/21 1:00pm)

In past years, the first step for high school seniors after being accepted to Miami University was scheduling a visit to campus during a Make it Miami event. Hundreds of soon-to-be first-years made the trip to Oxford and spent a day meeting faculty, listening to student panels and getting sore feet as they walked from building to building before deciding whether or not to commit.

Miami plans to quarantine sick students through Thanksgiving

(11/12/20 5:00pm)

In a university-wide email on Oct. 28, Miami University’s Division of Student Life warned students to use caution in how they approach Halloween festivities. The email to the Miami community read that “a legally-mandated 14-day quarantine could mean spending the Thanksgiving holiday in quarantine on campus.”

Students celebrate Latinx culture during Hispanic Heritage Month

(10/13/20 6:00pm)

On Sept. 30, Victoria Negrón, a senior psychology major, invited Marianna Gay, a junior speech pathology major, into her apartment kitchen. The pair went to work preparing to cook tostones, a twice-fried plantain dish common in Puerto Rico. Satisfied with the setup, Negrón sent out a Zoom link to UNIDOS, Miami University’s Hispanic and Latinx organization.

What is herd immunity, and what would it mean at Miami?

(10/06/20 9:00am)

More than 1,500 Miami students have tested positive for COVID-19 since Aug. 17 — nearly 10% of the total student population. As infections continue to rise, many students have joked about getting infected intentionally in the name of herd immunity. But for the health professionals informing Miami’s response to the pandemic, this trend has dangerous implications for the Oxford community.