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Oxford's weekly farmer's market brings fresh, locally grown food to the community.
FOOD

Keeping it fresh and local at Oxford’s Farmers Market

While most people are still wrapped in sheets and blankets tucked into their beds on Saturday mornings, some early birds are already on their way to Oxford’s Farmers Market. By 8 a.m., most local vendors have loaded their trucks and vans and are hoping for a sunny day.  


Military-affiliated students happily received their cords for graduation, effectively capping their Miami experience.
NEWS

Military-affiliated students recognized in inaugural Green Zone Grads ceremony

At Miami University’s graduation ceremonies this year, new cords may be visible around the necks of a few students. The three cords – one red, one white and one blue – will denote student veterans or military-affiliated students. Military-affiliated students can be students involved in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) or who may be attending college on a family member’s G.I. Bill.


NEWS

COVID dashboard update

Miami University’s COVID-19 Dashboard lists an estimated 12 active student cases as of Thursday, April 29. There are an estimated five total active employee cases. 


Miami has four butterfly gardens on campus, which feature local plants that provide nutrients to birds, butterflies and insects.
NEWS

Trading grass for geraniums: Are butterfly gardens the future for Miami?

As spring comes into full bloom, plants and flowers around Oxford have exploded into color. For students with allergies, it’s a nightmare. For everyone else, it’s a welcome reprieve from the harrowing ordeal that is an Ohio winter. For the Miami University botany department, however, spring means the re-emergence of its passion project for the past five years: butterfly gardens.


Desi Durkin recently opened The Secret Elephant to replace the Wild Bistro, which closed due to financial constraints.
NEWS

“It’s a labor of love”: The Secret Elephant tribe

 Bright purple lights hang down from the ceiling and popular new music plays as guests devour the fan favorite beer cheese pretzel. The Secret Elephant, a new restaurant that recently opened Uptown, features a wide variety of appetizers and drinks. It replaced Wild Bistro, a business that struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic.