When Miami University faculty found out more than half of visiting assistant professors (VAPs) would not have their contracts renewed after the spring 2020 semester, many were gutted.
Only about 7.5% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated as of March 1, according to NPR’s COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker. Under the CDC’s three-phase distribution plan, college students are not scheduled to get their doses until phase three. Ohio has not released estimated dates for phase three of distribution.
I was eventually led to the blood drawing area: a row of chairs attached to carts holding tubes and blood bags. I started to feel nauseous – I hate needles, and bodily fluids make me squeamish. Nevertheless, my desire for a free shirt carried me through, and I sat down and prepared to be harvested.
Seven years ago, the pair of bald eagles began nesting at the 3,000 acre park. Currently, their nest is at the north end of Acton Lake, where they and four younger eagles feed on the lake's fish.
In response to the recent freezing temperatures, community member Barbara Caruso asked council on behalf of Oxford Citizens for Peace and Justice (OCPJ) to extend funding for the city’s cold shelter. Council allocated $74,000 last fall to pilot the program, which provides shelter to homeless people in Oxford during extreme cold.
As of Friday, Feb. 26, three tickets have met the requirements to run for student body president (SBP) and vice president (VP). The candidates may begin officially campaigning after 6 p.m. on Friday.
As Black History Month comes to a close, Miami University published two virtual renaming ceremonies honoring its own Black history.
The Farmer School of Business’s (FSB) class of 2025 may have a new concentration to choose from next fall with the introduction of a real estate major.
Imagine every aspect of your college experience thus far taking place within a screen. For upperclassmen, this is an especially hard concept to think about, but for some first-year students, like Cameron Tiefenthaler, that is reality.
Going to school in a pandemic is challenging. Any student on Miami University's campus could tell you that.
On Miami’s campus, there exists an Indian Students Association, an Asian American Student Association, an African Students’ Union and many others. But until recently, there wasn’t an organization representing Miami’s Middle Eastern student population. This semester, the Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA) held its first meeting as an organization at Miami.
“I don’t sleep at night, really, and those days, I really don’t see the sun a whole lot.” While many on-campus students at Miami University get up at 8:30 a.m. to attend class, international students from the other side of the globe are taking classes way earlier.
This February, as both Asian and Asian American Miami University students enjoyed the Lunar New Year, a nationwide spike in hate crimes against the Asian community dampened the celebration. Both the Oxford Police Department (OPD) and Miami University Police Department (MUPD) have not received any official reports of hate crimes against Asian or Asian American people over the past year. However, Miami’s Asian and Asian American students are disheartened by the anti-Asian racism in the United States, as well as the media’s lack of coverage of these events.
Due to necessary COVID-19 precautions, Miami closed many facilities for the fall and spring semesters. Among these closures was Café Lux, the European-style café located in Armstrong Student Center. While Café Lux will remain closed the rest of this semester, students can look forward to its reopening and updated menu next fall.
Miami University’s COVID-19 dashboard gets a B+ grade according to independent research group “We Rate Covid Dashboards” (WRCD).
In honor of Black History Month, The Miami Student sat down with several Black student leaders to discuss the impacts of last summer’s civil unrest, the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and the future that lies ahead.
Miami University President Greg Crawford announced Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins will be this year’s spring commencement speaker. The announcement came on Friday, Feb. 19 during a Board of Trustees meeting.
Miami University’s preppy reputation is no secret to anyone, but financial and anecdotal evidence shows that sentiment has contributed to a lasting impact on the university’s socioeconomic diversity.