Last July, Miami University implemented a new budgetary system where, instead of having each college’s dean distribute money to the departments within their schools, individual departments will now apply to the provost’s office for funding.
At 6:30 pm, the pet costume contest was held on the Uptown Park stage. Ten dogs entered the competition, dressed in costumes ranging from a cow to a mermaid to a dragon. The dogs were led across the stage by their owners, some of whom also participated by dressing up in coordinating outfits. The four categories included Cutest, Scariest, Most Original and Judges’ Choice.