Miami University President Greg Crawford announced in a university-wide email Wednesday that a member of the Miami community has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Miami University announced the selection of Jenny Darroch as the new dean of the Farmer School of Business (FSB) on March 18. Darroch, the former dean of the graduate school of management at Claremont Graduate University, was selected from four finalists who came to campus in February to be interviewed by FSB’s search committee and meet with members of the Miami community.
On March 19, Jason Osborne, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, released a statement that Miami University would immediately freeze hiring for non-essential faculty and staff. New hires now require special approval from either Osborne or David Creamer, treasurer and vice president for finance and business services.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a state-wide stay-at-home order which will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday night and end on April 6. The new order comes after DeWine’s multiple attempts over the past week to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus through other executive orders such as the closure of restaurants and bars and banning gatherings of more than 50 people.
Oxford City Council, which broadcasted its March 17 meeting live, approved waiving all parking meter fees near uptown until further notice. Vice Mayor Bill Snavely said he brought up this resolution in response to businesses being restricted to delivery and carry-out per Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s orders.
Miami announced today in a university-wide email that registration for the fall 2020 semester has been pushed back due to disruptions caused by the transition to remote learning and campus closures in light of the spread of novel coronavirus.
University President Greg Crawford announced the cancellation of this year’s commencement ceremony due to concerns of the spreading of novel coronavirus in a university-wide email Friday.
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.