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The candidates for the new dean of CAS are Renée Baernstein (top left), Melissa Gregory (top right), Matthew Smith (bottom left) and David Hemmer (bottom right).

Meet the candidates for the CAS dean search

The College of Arts and Science (CAS) at Miami University began searching for a new dean in October 2023. The position is now narrowed down to four candidates: Renée Baernstein, Melissa Gregory, Matthew Smith and David Hemmer. 

The corner of High Street and Poplar Street in 1963, featuring the Miami-Western Theatre, which is now known as Brick Street Bar.

Behind the Building: Brick Street Bar

Today, Brick Street Bar is a staple of the Uptown experience for Miami students. Still, you can tell from a glance at the building that there may be more history there than meets the eye.

Free speech is seen throughout Miami's campus.

As student activism increases, Miami checks its free speech policies

Personal ideologies, opinions and values are constantly being vocalized on Miami University’s campus through student protests, guest speakers and discussions in the classroom. As a public institution, Miami is a hub for students, faculty, staff and even visitors to advocate on behalf of their beliefs — even if not everyone agrees with them.

The Miami Student will now be covering the Oxford community and the people within it.

Introducing the Oxford Page

On Jan. 28, the Oxford Press page of the Journal-News ran for the last time. The Press started as an independent newspaper for the community nearly a century ago, but it had been an insert for the Journal-News for the past few years. Now, it’s gone entirely.

Harkrider’s colorful squash is sold on Saturdays at the Farmers Market Uptown and every day at MOON Co-Op Market. It is grown at his and his wife Sharon’s farm, Stoney Hedgerow where he grows and harvests year round.

Weird squash and colorful eggs

On Saturday mornings, you can find Craig at the Farmers Market Uptown. He’s there every Saturday year-round, in the summer heat and the winter cold. Craig and his wife Sharon have a farm outside of town called Stoney Hedgerow. This time of year, they have really weird-looking winter squash and multi-colored eggs.

In 1964, the Western College for Women (now part of Miami University) in Oxford hosted hundreds of student volunteers to train them on how to register voters in the South as part of the Civil Rights Movement. The event was called Freedom Summer.

How to celebrate Black History Month in Oxford

February is nationally recognized as Black History Month, and there are many ways to celebrate and acknowledge Black Americans. This year is the 60th anniversary of Freedom Summer, making this Black History Month even more special.