Mary Harrison insisted her plant farm be open to celebrate its 45th anniversary, even if she couldn’t be there. Mary died on March 12, 2021, just four months shy of her 100th birthday. Even though she had almost a hundred years’ worth of time to spend in her garden, it wasn’t nearly enough.
The journalism program is undergoing two new changes according to an email sent to the Media, Journalism and Film (MJF) department from Senior Lecturer Patricia Gallagher Newberry, area coordinator for the journalism program.
Hoping to spark conversation on dialogue across difference, Dean of Students Kimberly Moore started a podcast titled “We Need to Talk,” in collaboration with Miami University senior and Student Body Vice President Jessica von Zastrow.
Upon arrival to the quarantine or isolation residence hall, students are met with, among many things, a care package. The bag includes snacks, art materials, a mug, a blanket and a personal touch — a handwritten note from a Miami family member.
While Rose Marie Ward would normally find herself visiting large, lecture-based courses to have Miami University students fill out the Student Health Survey, this year she relied entirely on email.
On March 29, Ohio extended eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults. But many Miami University students have gone to several different places hoping to get a vaccine of their own before the eligibility was extended. Some students have traveled an hour or more outside of Oxford to get a vaccine where there was more availability or leftover doses.
Miami University held its yearly ceremony for the winners of the President’s Distinguished Service Award on April 11, after announcing the winners on March 30.
The Business Student Advisory Council hosted the 2021 annual Farmer Week, celebrating the Farmer School of Business (FSB) from April 5-8. This year, the event focused on community, identity, relationships and mental wellness.
Scheduling for the fall semester opened to some students on Wednesday, April 7, and professors and students alike have begun planning for the switch to mostly in-person classes.
Miami University’s Jewish organization Hillel partnered with the Sikh Student Association and Armenians for Human Rights to host Miami’s first Genocide Awareness Week April 5-9.
From March 24 to April 4, Miami University’s dining services provided kosher meals for Passover at select locations for Jewish students observing the holiday. Due to a mistake from the vendor that provided the meals, Miami’s Commons locations (dining halls) were not able to serve kosher for Passover meals.
Miami University hosted its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic for staff, including student employees, on Wednesday, April 7. The initial 1,000 Moderna doses were administered by TriHealth and provided by the state of Ohio at no cost to the recipients.
Chants of “Yes means yes, no means no, whatever we wear, wherever we go,” echoed down High Street as just less than 50 people marched in a Take Back the Night protest on Wednesday, April 7.
Reporters from The Miami Student took home nine first-place and five finalist awards for journalism work in the Mark of Excellence (MOE) regional competition. In total, 15 Student reporters won recognition.
In a Friday, April 9 statement on its Instagram page, Miami University’s Lecture Series announced it canceled its event featuring Dan Harmon scheduled for Monday, April 12, amid controversy due to Harmon’s past sexual misconduct.
Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) held elections for five cabinet positions at its April 6 meeting. Elections for the remaining six positions will be held at the April 13 meeting.
As early as their senior year in high school, incoming Miami University students participating in university Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs have the option to compete for scholarships to help pay for university costs.
Over the past year, social workers have been adapting their efforts in the COVID climate. Social workers, an often unseen labor force, are involved with individuals and families behind the scenes in all aspects of life, from schools to child welfare to hospitals.