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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.
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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.


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COVID dashboard update

Miami University’s COVID-19 Dashboard listed 21 active cases as of April 25. Between April 14 and April 20, the university performed 2,973 student tests and 422 employee tests.


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Education majors turn to Ohio Connections Academy amid lack of teaching opportunities

  The shortfall of teaching opportunities can, like most other events of the past year, be attributed to COVID-19. To prevent spreading the virus, most schools have been forced to shutter in-person teaching, with just less than 93% of households with school-age children reporting some form of distance learning during COVID-19 according to the U.S. Census. However, for college students who need the teaching hours to gain necessary field experience for job opportunities, distance learning has brought an added layer of stress.


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Miami’s transfer students deal with extra adjustments relocating in pandemic

  Schneider, part of Miami’s class of 2022, is one of many students who transferred to Miami in the middle of the pandemic, which added new layers of difficulty to being the new student.  Transfer students have been trying to make the transition to Miami with most courses and extracurriculars happening online, and in-person socializing not exactly being encouraged. 

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