Jonathan James, resident director of Anderson and Porter Halls, has been living and working in college residence halls for almost a decade. Currently, he lives with his wife and two children – 7-year-old Joshua and 3-year-old Abigail – in Porter Hall, located on South Quad.
Oxford City Council lifted its ban on outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people at its May 4 meeting. The ordinance was passed as an emergency measure to go into effect immediately. Indoor gatherings of more than 10 non-household guests are still prohibited.
While most people are still wrapped in sheets and blankets tucked into their beds on Saturday mornings, some early birds are already on their way to Oxford’s Farmers Market. By 8 a.m., most local vendors have loaded their trucks and vans and are hoping for a sunny day.
Miami University alumni Laverne ‘Bernie’ Merritt-Gordon and Beau Grosscup recently published the biography “Tell Them What You Want.” The book depicts Meritt-Gordon’s coming-of-age story in Oxford from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Bright purple lights hang down from the ceiling and popular new music plays as guests devour the fan favorite beer cheese pretzel. The Secret Elephant, a new restaurant that recently opened Uptown, features a wide variety of appetizers and drinks. It replaced Wild Bistro, a business that struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic.
More than a week after rumors of a male stalker following women home on campus began circulating through group chats and on social media, two reported incidents have validated the recent increase in safety concerns among female students.
The Lane Library in Oxford implemented a “Lane Seed Library” program beginning March 31 to give community members seed packets to plant.
Former Oxford resident Matt Johnson said he was having a mundane day looking for housing in Mount Pleasant, Mich. for his new assistant professor job at Central Michigan University (CMU). That is, until his real estate agent told him he would fit right in with the rest of the townies.
Each year, two doctoral candidates in Miami University’s psychology department spend 20 hours a week providing counseling and education about mental health to students in the Talawanda School District.
Mary Harrison insisted her plant farm be open to celebrate its 45th anniversary, even if she couldn’t be there. Mary died on March 12, 2021, just four months shy of her 100th birthday. Even though she had almost a hundred years’ worth of time to spend in her garden, it wasn’t nearly enough.
Over the past year, social workers have been adapting their efforts in the COVID climate. Social workers, an often unseen labor force, are involved with individuals and families behind the scenes in all aspects of life, from schools to child welfare to hospitals.
In the weeks leading up to Green Beer Day (GBD), students reserved their tables at Uptown bars and decorated with green shamrocks. They also prepared hats, masks and sunglasses to hide their faces from police body cameras and, possibly, drones, as rumors spread throughout the city.
This year, just more than 30 total citations — including one for mass gatherings and zero for mask violations — were issued by the Oxford Police Department (OPD) over the course of Green Beer Day (GBD) events. Despite this low number of citations in comparison to years past, students reported both seeing and attending large gatherings with more than 60 people in attendance.
The Oxford Area Trails (OATs) are considered an outdoor safe space by many in Oxford, loved for the simple pleasures the trails offer within their wooded paths.