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.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced during his Thursday press briefing that bars and restaurants may begin opening as soon as May 15. The reopening will happen in two phases: outdoor seating and patio usage can begin May 15, and indoor dining can open May 21.
City Council unanimously passed a resolution condemning hate speech on Tuesday, May 5. The resolution, presented in part by councilor Chantel Raghu, was in response to racism council has seen in the Oxford community during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
In this semester’s course evaluations, there is a new question asking students to evaluate their professors’ transition to online learning. University Senate voted to add the question at its April 20 meeting.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has presented new challenges for student organizations that were counting on events this semester to make money or build community among their members, but throughout the pandemic, organizations have found new ways to connect with members.
In its last meeting of the semester, which lasted nearly eight hours, Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) held elections for five executive cabinet positions and two senate leadership positions.
Despite the interruption of in-person classes and the transition to online learning, undergraduate students still had a platform to present the research they’ve been conducting over the last year. The 26th annual Undergraduate Research Forum was held online this year on Wednesday, April 29.
The Interfaith Center of Oxford is holding free Mindful Moment Sessions via Zoom every Friday from 11:45 a.m to 12:00 p.m. These 15-minute meditation sessions are led by meditation practitioner and Interfaith Center board member, Prince Johnson II. He trained at the Cincinnati Yoga School and serves as a guide for Mindful Moment participants.
News of the novel coronavirus circulated all over Tunisia where Miami University junior Elyse Legeay was studying as part of her study abroad experience.