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Petitioners flocked to Miami's campus to garner signatures on their petition in the midst of a debate on a nuclear bailout.
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Petitioners supporting nuclear bailout target Miami students

If you are asked to sign a petition on campus this week, keep two things in mind: a signature could mean Ohioans will pay 85 cents more a month for energy, and you are stepping into the middle of a complicated dispute involving a new Ohio law aimed at bailing out two failing nuclear plants near Akron.


Evie Semertzides was born in Greece and was inspired by her family's olive trees to start an olive oil business.
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A little dribble of Crete, Greece at the Oxford farmers market

Every Saturday, 68-year-old Evie Semertzides stands behind her table anxiously waiting to sell her home grown olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette at the Oxford Farmers Market.  The warm smell of pressed olives wafts throughout the aisle of her booth. She greets customers with a slight smile on her face, and asks about their day.  She eagerly waits for new customers to taste her olive oil on neatly cut focaccia bread that she has brought from home. 


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.