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Miami University partners with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Florida.
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Lions, tigers and RedHawks? Oh my!

Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, an online science graduate program and education reform initiative, has added a partnership with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Florida. This makes the ninth zoo or botanical garden partner for the program. 


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Jason Osborne outlines goals for tenure as provost

“I’d love to see [the Global Miami Plan] kind of streamlined, so that it’s not just 300 courses that students have to sift through and check off on a list,” Osborne said. “There’s going to be a lot of ideas batted around, and I know that at the end of the day, any set of ideas that are put forward are going to be vetted through the entire community for feedback.”


Students packed into Wilks Theater to listen to eight panelists discuss their experiences on Miami's majority-white campus.
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Miami is ‘ground zero for anti-racist work’

The forum was a revamped version of a 1981 anti-racism initiative aimed to “help educate the student body about the experiences of students of color on campus,” said doctoral candidate Kyle Larson, one of the forum’s lead organizers.


Adrienne Boggan was a kind and curious artist.
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‘A quiet kindness’: Remembering sophomore Adrienne Boggan

Adrienne was a studio art major, but her love for art extended far beyond academics. Her mom, Jennifer, said she became fascinated with art at just five or six years old. Whenever it was raining outside, Adrienne and her siblings would have sticker parties, covering the dining room table with stickers, construction paper and crayons.   As she grew older, Adrienne never lost that love for creating. 


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Miami receives award for employing people with disabilities

Miami University received the 2019 Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) Employer Partner of Inclusion Gold Award in September.  OOD is an organization based in Columbus that helps people with disabilities become employed and develop independence.  This is Miami’s second year receiving an OOD award. The university was given the Champion of Opportunity Award in 2017, which honored Miami’s effort to hire OOD job seekers particularly that year. 


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New Miami provost devotes his life to learning

Jason Osborne loved college so much he decided he never wanted to leave.  Osborne never set out to become a provost; he just knew he wanted a job where he could keep learning. The university has always been his playground. As Miami University’s provost, or chief academic officer, Osborne spends much of his time in Roudebush Hall studying how to improve Miami as an academic institution.


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Clothesline Project lifts survivors’ stories out of email inboxes

Last semester, during a shift at Paesano’s Pasta House, junior Alyssa Burnett went in the back to check her phone and saw two safety bulletin sexual assault report emails. After realizing that she had to walk home alone, Burnett began making plans. There would be no headphones, no stops in Armstrong and, even though her calves ached from standing all evening at work, no loitering.  She is not alone in her realizations or in her fear. 


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Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity to return

Miami University’s Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) fraternity has begun the process of “recolonization” after being suspended in the fall of 2017. An informal recruitment process is beginning this fall, and formal recruitment for freshmen will take place during the spring of 2020. 


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'Days of old and days to be'

Two years ago, Jaylen Perkins and dozens of other students in the Black Action Movement (BAM) 2.0 demanded action from the university on diversity and inclusion. Only after several demonstrations did they get a meeting with administrators. But today, Perkins does not have to demand a seat in the rooms where decisions are made. He’s the student body president.