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Women with ADHD struggle with studies, often go unnoticed

Being a student with ADHD poses a number of hurdles, especially in the era of online learning. Female students in particular also face issues centered around diagnoses and ADHD awareness.  These female Miamians discuss what it's like to juggle the duties of a college student with the challenges of living with ADHD. 

Design Editor Owen Berg

COVID campuses: how different schools respond to the pandemic

  While the decision to send all Ohio students home last spring was made by Gov. Mike DeWine, it was up to individual colleges on how they wanted to proceed in the 2020-2021 school year. How do Miami University’s COVID policies and case numbers match up against other schools in Ohio, like Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and the University of Cincinnati (UC)?


ASG asks students to “pick their portion”

  Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) launched an initiative earlier this month to reduce food waste in campus dining halls by asking students to “pick their portion.” Dining halls across campus now display stickers on the glass in front of food stations prompting students to be specific about the amount of food they wish to receive. Options include double, full and half-portions, as well as “just a taste.”

The pandemic made selling cookies difficult this year for the Girl Scouts so some girls got creative.

Girl Scouts persevere during pandemic

As winter begins to disappear, many find themselves with a familiar craving: Girl Scout cookies. But this year, Girl Scouts have found new challenges in trying to meet the community’s craving for cookies.

The City of Oxford is continuing to work on how it handles mental health crises.

Oxford considers hiring social worker to respond to mental health calls

On Nov. 17, City Council passed the Safe, Healthy and Equitable Society resolution, which was sent to the Police Community Relations and Review Commission (PCRRC) for further review and research, with the ultimate goal of the PCRRC making recommendations to City Council on ways to develop new crisis response methods and support the Oxford Police Department (OPD). 

The path to being a completely age-friendly university is a long one, but one that Miami has started down in recent years. Photo provided by Jaime Wojcik.

Miami’s new age-friendly status still has growing to do

  Miami University entered the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network just three weeks ago. The AFU Global Network ties Miami to a commitment – with about 69 other universities – to increase education and other services for older people outside the traditional college student age range. The workgroup outlined a plan in its AFU application to develop webinars geared toward faculty on age-inclusive education that would cover topics like diversity.  


Miami to invest $20,000 in solar panel analysis for potential use on campus

  Miami University plans on funding a $20,000 research analysis with the possibility of adding a solar power field to the Oxford campus in the near future. “We wanted to perform a study analysis and better inform ourselves on solar field experiences,” said Cody Powell, vice president of facilities planning and operations. Miami currently uses a small 18-panel solar array at the Institute for Food farm, but Powell said Miami had a bigger picture in mind going forward.

FSB is proving that VR technology can be used for more than video games in this recent decision. Photo by Zach Reichman

Farmer to use virtual reality for diversity training

  Miami University’s Farmer School of Business (FSB) is making strides to include virtual reality (VR) technology in its diversity and inclusion training. Virtual reality training is just one part of FSB’s initiative to revamp its DEI program. Starting this year, FSB began its Beyond Ready CQ program, which aims to improve its students’ “CQ,” or cultural intelligence IQ, through a series of skills credentials. 

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