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COVID dashboard update

Miami University’s COVID-19 Dashboard listed 21 active cases as of April 25. Between April 14 and April 20, the university performed 2,973 student tests and 422 employee tests.


Education majors turn to Ohio Connections Academy amid lack of teaching opportunities

  The shortfall of teaching opportunities can, like most other events of the past year, be attributed to COVID-19. To prevent spreading the virus, most schools have been forced to shutter in-person teaching, with just less than 93% of households with school-age children reporting some form of distance learning during COVID-19 according to the U.S. Census. However, for college students who need the teaching hours to gain necessary field experience for job opportunities, distance learning has brought an added layer of stress.

Miami University's hammocking club is making use of spring weather, though their outings are different this year due to the pandemic.

Hanging out with the hammocking club

Through the pandemic and poor weather, Miami University’s Hammocking Club is persevering.  The club was founded by a group of friends back in 2017, and although they’ve all since graduated, current club members have kept their community alive. 


Miami’s transfer students deal with extra adjustments relocating in pandemic

  Schneider, part of Miami’s class of 2022, is one of many students who transferred to Miami in the middle of the pandemic, which added new layers of difficulty to being the new student.  Transfer students have been trying to make the transition to Miami with most courses and extracurriculars happening online, and in-person socializing not exactly being encouraged. 

Hirsch and Khan cover three concepts in the book: sexual projects, sexual geographies and sexual citizenship and how they relate to college students.

‘Sexual Citizens’ comes to Miami

Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan, authors of "Sexual Citizens" a book about sexual assault on college campuses, spoke to about 160 Miami University students, faculty and staff members on Thursday, April 15. 

Tours for prospective students are still affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Groups are limited to 10 people.

Tour guides adjust to COVID restrictions

Payne started working as a tour guide this year, and while she’s picked up on things quickly, she knows that it’s not quite the same as training before the COVID-19 pandemic. For tour guides who worked before the pandemic, the adjustment has been a little more difficult. 


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