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The Looming Threat of Data Centers and 5G Networks

According to the Department of Energy, data centers are responsible for about 1.8 percent of total U.S. electricity use, and from 2000 to 2016, data center electricity use increased 280 percent. Data centers account for more power usage than most people realize, and 5G networks will use significantly more energy than 4G. These increases have negatively impacted the environment and will continue to do so if left unchecked. 


Five counties make up large portion of first-year class

Over a fourth of Miami University’s most diverse class yet comes from five Midwestern counties. Cuyahoga County sent Miami 322 freshmen this year, followed by 287 from Hamilton, 262 from Franklin, 234 from Butler and 170 from Cook County in Illinois, as of the 15th day of the fall semester. Not one of those counties is farther than five hours away from the heart of Miami’s Oxford campus.

                                                 Data Editor Peter Fortunato

Miami baseball beats NIU, as told by the data

Baseball and data go hand in hand. Statistics like batting average, slugging percentage and on base percentage (for batters) as well as earned run average (for pitchers) are inseparable from baseball player profiles. The process of understanding how that data is collected, meanwhile, is a far more complex undertaking.


What's really killing us?

The fear of death is an existential threat that most people can relate to. Countless hours have been spent parsing what that fear means and what we fear most, whether it be in film, in research, or in popular culture.


Bridging relations between OPD and community

Oxford's police advisory board is pushing the Oxford Police Department (OPD) to record data for all stops officers make -- even those that don't result in citations or arrests -- in an effort to improve relations between law enforcement and the community.

Photo by Conor Moriarty, Graphic by Ryan Terhune

Data-driven: How the university uses your information

In 1956, Miami's 16th President, John D. Millett, suggested that Miami adopt a "selective admission policy" for the first time. Up to that point, all admission had been first-come, first-served. This was the first time Miami considered data from an applicant's high school record.

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