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.”
Local places of worship are taking vastly different approaches to maintain security within their walls. While some churches and synagogues have implemented a variety of intense security measures, others offer little to no protection.
A Miami University football Twitter account spilled the beans.
Marek Dollár, dean of Miami University’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), will step down from his position on July 31, 2020.
“While I make an effort to be [environmentally] conscious, it’s not my major focus. I like to cook, so it’s more important to me to have better quality, fresher things,” she said. “If the sustainability piece comes along with it, that’s desirable. [Sustainability] is a secondary goal, a bonus.” To student CSA subscribers, however, the simplicity of the program is appealing. “I do think it’s an incredible opportunity for students, and honestly community members, to subscribe,” Siegel said. “As you leave on Thursday nights, you can just go pick up your box and have an incredible amount of veggies for the week. That’s it.”
Students at Miami University will count toward the population of Oxford — not their hometowns — in the upcoming census. They will receive forms in the mail with instructions on filling out the census online beginning on March 12.
For the past eight years, O’Pub has gained the reputation as the adult bar of Oxford, where students play cards in booths and clutch higher-scale drinks while listening to live, usually acoustic, music. The atmosphere is more relaxed than several of its late night competitors. But, there’s always been one component missing in O’Pub: its own kitchen. That’s the dilemma Ted Wood, owner of O’Pub, The Wood’s, Sidebar, Corner and Left Field Tavern, seeks to solve with his latest property acquisition Uptown — a new restaurant called Sorriso Osteria.
“Comprehensive sexuality education does not exist within the United States,” she said. “Since 1997, the United States government has only paid for abstinence-only education.” The Guttmacher Institute released a report about the sex education adolescents and young adults receive. Those who have received abstinence-only — or sexual risk avoidance — education are at higher risk for STIs, pregnancy and an early sexual debut.
Although Miami University has recently admitted its largest class of incoming first-years, the number of students confirming they will attend has dropped nearly 16 percent since 2019.
Miami University’s leadership has begun to plan out potential novel coronavirus outbreak procedures, as the threat of the virus continues to mount across the country and the world, with three confirmed cases in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as of Monday, March 9.
At 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, a female student at Middletown Middle School responded to an auto-generated text from the district's student wellness center, reminding her of her appointment with the center, with a “threatened act of violence.” The student will face charges for “inducing panic” and will likely be in custody later today, said Middletown police chief David Birk, during a joint press conference with city schools’ superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. this afternoon.
The armed suspect near the Miami University Middletown Campus is no longer an active threat, according to alerts sent out by the university. The suspect was apprehended by Middletown police.
A $1 million donation from Miami University alumni will fund a new scholarship program for entrepreneurship majors in financial need or from underrepresented communities.
Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) elected seven new senators and approved its internal operating budget at its meetings on Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. ASG also heard a proposal from the university to eliminate paper diplomas in favor of an online system.
Author and journalist Wil Haygood unveiled a trailer for a forthcoming documentary about Thurgood Marshall based on Haygood’s book, which showcases Marshall’s tense confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court.