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Though small in size, the flags in Armstrong have the potential to be deeply important to Miamians from around the world. Photo by Tim Carlin.
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New flags added in Armstrong to better reflect student body

Armstrong Student Center puts up flags to honor the home countries of students enrolled at the university. But the flags don't necessarily represent the nationalities and heritages of every student.   The very first time that Class of 2020 Miami graduate Andrew Devedjian stepped foot into Armstrong Student Center during a 2016 campus visit, he immediately searched for the Armenian flag hanging among others on the wall. He didn’t see it. Now he's looking to change that. 


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“In light of COVID, it’s the appropriate thing to do”: Students and faculty prepare for ‘wellness days’

  Miami University students and faculty must adjust to a different semester format this spring, as the traditional week-long spring break has been replaced with a series of “wellness days.” These wellness days occur roughly once a month and were implemented to prevent students from traveling to many different locations and bringing COVID-19 back to Oxford. Professors are not allowed to hold classes or assign work on these days.


Miami University has found new ways to connect with students and help them make their commitment to Miami.
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Miami admissions office expands online services

In past years, the first step for high school seniors after being accepted to Miami University was scheduling a visit to campus during a Make it Miami event. Hundreds of soon-to-be first-years made the trip to Oxford and spent a day meeting faculty, listening to student panels and getting sore feet as they walked from building to building before deciding whether or not to commit. 


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ASG elects eight new senators

Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) elected two on-campus senators, two off-campus senators and four senators-at-large at its Feb. 2 meeting.


Photos in this graphic were contributed by the Miami University Archives.
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Miami Libraries kick off Black History Month

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Seth Seward, alumnus and assistant director of alumni groups, gave a presentation on Zoom about Black history at Miami, celebrating African Americans’ accomplishments at the university and recognizing their struggles.


Be it through Zoom or socially-distant, performing arts orgs are looking to overcome yet another semester in the era of COVID.
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From Zoom University to Zoom Productions: performing arts in a pandemic

 If 2020 taught college students anything, it’s that, somehow, we can survive remotely. Classes, Greek life and even social gatherings can take place online.  But how do you rehearse songs over Zoom? How do you practice improv comedy when you’re miles apart? How do you put together an entire musical production through a computer screen?


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New Year, New You: Miami students tackle New Year's Resolutions

Throughout the past year, the nation endured a number of challenges. 2020 was the year that felt like the same day kept happening over and over again like in Harold Ramis’s movie “Groundhog Day.” Even as 2020 came to an end, the outlook of 2021 was still unclear. So what does this mean for 2021 New Year’s resolutions? Where does one even begin? 


Most of an Resident Assistant's job is living and communicating with on-campus students. But this winter break provided a very different experience for J-term RAs.
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J-term RAs make best of winter term experience

Before the majority of the students came back to campus for the start of the spring semester, there were a few who returned to Miami early. Although COVID-19 provided record-low resident attendance during the winter term, resident assistants (RAs) made the best of the experience.  


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Uptown Restaurants Adapt to J-Term in Pandemic

Many Oxford businesses are used to a slow spell during winter break. But with the impact of the pandemic adding an extra financial burden this school year, some were unsure if they could afford to stay open for the nearly two months between semesters.  


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