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DeWine warns spring semester may go online

The state passed its previous daily record with more than 6,500 active cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday while Governor and Miami alumnus Mike DeWine issued a statewide address to reaffirm safety protocols and warn Ohioans of the consequences of disregarding them.

Miami's a cappella groups have always faced the challenge of singing without musical backing, but now they have to sing without an audience, too.

A new avenue for a cappella

Singing a cappella presents unique challenges to those who decide to pursue it. They must sing without any musical accompaniment, substituting their voices for instruments, everyone singing a different part.  On top of this, a cappella groups now face the challenge of not being allowed to hold any performances or practices in person due to COVID-19. 


“Small enough to jail” panel discusses ethics, injustice

  On Nov. 5, the Farmer School of Business finished up its Executive Speaker series, which normally features executives of large corporations that serve as role models for the future business leaders of America.  The last installment in the series brought a different kind of speaker — four of them, actually, all associated with a small bank that was targeted during the 2008 financial crisis.

For Miami's Theatre Department, the show must go on, even in spite of COVID restrictions. Photo provided by Jamie Chmielewski.

The show must go on: Theatre department overcoming COVID-19 obstacles

  Production season finally rolled around, stage lights were turned on and rehearsals for the next masterpiece had begun.  But then, COVID-19 struck and disrupted the entirety of the plan. According to the state guidelines, audiences have not been allowed to attend shows since last spring. But as the theatre saying goes, the show must go on. 


Canvas update allows students to specify preferred pronouns

Canvas, the online learning platform Miami University uses, released an update this January that allows students to display their pronouns on their Canvas profile. The update, located in the Settings tab of Canvas, was adopted by Miami this fall after being implemented on a school-by-school basis across the country.  


What happens if Butler County goes to Level Four?

For weeks, Butler County has hovered on the edge of Level Four Purple, the highest risk level for COVID-19, according to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. Official state guidance recommends residents at this level leave their homes only for essential supplies and services. 

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