Jannie Kamara and Jessica von Zastrow won the student body president election yesterday and will serve as president and vice president respectively for the 2020-2021 school year. Kamara will be Miami’s first black female student body president (SBP).
Miami University will conduct classes online through the end of spring semester and is asking students to leave campus promptly. The news came just hours after the University of Cincinnati Health Center confirmed four cases of novel coronavirus in Butler County on Friday and hours before President Donald Trump officially declared a state of national emergency throughout the U.S. As of Monday, March 16, there were six confirmed cases in Butler County, none of which are in Oxford.
Following Miami University’s decision to move all classes online for the rest of the semester and force students to move off campus by March 21 due to the spread of novel coronavirus, many students are left uncertain of how to proceed. One group that is especially uncertain is international students.
On March 11, the Knolls of Oxford, an assisted and independent living community for elderly community members, began restricted access for outside visitors due to the novel coronavirus.
A petition is circulating around Miami University to make classes credit/no credit after university officials announced the university would move to remote learning through the end of the semester due to the novel coronavirus.
Some seniors at Miami University are concerned they won’t fulfill their graduation requirements as classes have gone remote until the end of the semester.
We’ve all heard that, in the face of the novel coronavirus, the best practices are to wash your hands and avoid contact with others. But both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommend several other things to keep yourself and others safe.
On Friday, March 13, Miami University President Greg Crawford sent an email to the student body informing them that a return to face-to-face instruction would not be possible this semester. This announcement displaced many students in dorms, who were initially urged to move out by March 27. In an updated email from Dean of Students Kimberly Moore, students were informed that residence halls would close a week sooner, on March 21. Students may only stay on campus if absolutely necessary.
Laura Perino awoke to a barrage of text messages on Sunday, March 17, 2019 — one year ago today. The messages were from her son Tyler’s girlfriend. As her eyes began to focus on the bright screen, words began jumping out in her mind: hospital, police, he’s okay. A feeling of panic washed over her. She would later find out that her son was hospitalized with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.231 — three times over the legal limit — after being violently assaulted at his fraternity’s big/little brother reveal event.
As soon as Miami University President Greg Crawford’s email was sent out detailing Miami’s plan to switch to remote learning until April 12 (now the rest of the semester), students started to celebrate. Bars opened, house parties began and Uptown liquor stores had lines wrapped around the aisles.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently appointed Amitoj Kaur, a first-year student, and Deborah Feldman, president and chief executive officer of Dayton Children’s Hospital, to Miami University’s Board of Trustees (BoT).
Leading up to the presidential primary elections on March 3, known as Super Tuesday, a few Miami University students scrambled to figure out who they would support. These students had previously worked on campaigns for Democratic candidates that have since dropped out, such as Pete Buttigieg and Senator Elizabeth Warren. Now, they have had to regroup and decide where their support lies.
Miami University and the City of Oxford have partnered to renovate a Miami-owned building to create the Technology, Entrepreneurial, Creativity Hub (TECH). The project will be housed in a building currently used for storage on South Elm Street.
Economic development director Alan Kyger and Assistant City Manager Jessica Greene presented their plan for introducing a Business Improvement District (BID) during the March 3 City Council meeting.
Miami University's Associated Student Government (ASG) passed a bill supporting the registrar's online diploma proposal at its meeting on Tuesday, March 3.
Jason Rezaian spoke on Tuesday, March 3 at Miami University and the Oxford Lane Library. At the programs, he shared his experiences being imprisoned in Iran, promoting his book “Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison — Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out.”