Community members addressed Oxford City Council on measures they want to see implemented in the city to address police brutality and community wellness at council’s most recent meeting.
The new task force is charged with providing “expertise, advice, and insights on DEI efforts across the university and our campuses,” according to its webpage.
Miami University Hamilton rising senior Guan Lian and recent graduate Yanqi Xing both drowned in Jamestown, Ky., last weekend. Interim Director of University News and Communications Carole Johnson confirmed the identities and deaths of both men in an email to The Miami Student.
In the weeks following the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, several student organizations at Miami University have released statements responding to their deaths and calling for action. Though all of these statements condemned the killings themselves, some organizations had differing perspectives on the protests that followed.
Provost Jason Osborne wrote in an email to Miami students and faculty that Miami reached out to Douglas Brooks, who denied the allegations.
Miami University is facing backlash after releasing a statement last week on the killing of George Floyd.
President Greg Crawford announced in a campus-wide email today that Miami is planning to welcome students back in the fall with changes to this semester’s structure.
Miami University has extended its confirmation deadline for incoming students to June 1 in response to challenges caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic and lower than average admission numbers, especially among international students.
The federal government recently released new Title IX regulations, which will change how the Title IX process works at Miami University and other federally-funded schools.
Inside Oxford Spirits, a throng of students eager to stock up on alcohol wrapped around the liquor store and out the door. Viral videos on social media captured students laughing while clutching six-packs of Corona. It was Tuesday, March 10, just hours after Miami University President Greg Crawford announced classes would move online for the next month due to the novel coronavirus.
The Miami University Board of Trustees will evaluate the university’s budget during its June meeting, taking into consideration the negative effects of the novel coronavirus, in an attempt to plan for the fall.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) testing is taking place online this year, and some Talawanda High School students are worried about how they will perform.
Students can now sign up for a scheduled move-out time to retrieve items left in their dorms. The Campus Services Center and the Office of Residence Life made this announcement via email last week that students could return to campus to gather their belongings as early as March 12.
Summer scholarships for Miami University graduate assistants are on the line after a proposed reallocation of funds by Provost Jason Osborne. The potential elimination of the scholarship has put graduate assistants on edge.
Last week, Miami University released a preview image of the class of 2020’s virtual commencement on Instagram which raised mixed reactions and had some students questioning if the university was taking the ceremony seriously.
When two Miami University sophomores found out many current faculty members won’t have a job at the university in the fall, they knew they had to do something. Makayla Archer and Ruku Pal heard about the changes from friends and professors and came across a petition put out by Miami’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors, an advocacy group for faculty.
Like other local businesses, hotels in Oxford are heavily affected by Miami University event traffic. Spring typically brings lots of bookings for graduation and move-out season, but since the novel coronavirus caused cancellations across campus, hotels have been seeing a halt in reservations like never before.