Megan McConnell is a sophomore journalism and psychology double major from Kansas City.
She originally joined TMS at the onset of her freshman year as a writer for Campus & Community. Although Megan continues to write for the section, she is also the Social Media Editor for TMS, which allows her to combine her passion for writing, designing and interacting with readers.
Outside of the newsroom, Megan is either listening to far too much Taylor Swift, watching Downton Abbey or studying at Kofenya – with her second iced chai in hand, of course.
Additionally, Megan hopes to join more clubs and on-campus activities over the course of the next year.
President Greg Crawford announced that alumna Major Gen. Sharon Bannister of the U.S. Air Force will be the commencement speaker for Miami University’s spring ceremony on May 14, 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague aspects of everyday life, including the U.S. supply chain, posing a new set of challenges to reopening businesses and restaurants and in Miami’s case – many dining locations across campus.
Desirae Jordan, a grounds crew member at Miami, drives up and down the sidewalks of Academic Quad, starting and stopping her bright orange buggy whenever she spots a stranded piece of garbage. She pulls over, reaches for her green trash picker and jumps into the frigid early morning air.
The draft policy was approved by the University Senate Executive Cabinet and will be discussed by the entire Senate at its meeting on Monday afternoon. The draft still must await approval from university president Greg Crawford before it comes to fruition.
Miami University hosted its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic for staff, including student employees, on Wednesday, April 7. The initial 1,000 Moderna doses were administered by TriHealth and provided by the state of Ohio at no cost to the recipients.
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.
SilverSneakers is a free program offered through qualifying Medicare Advantage plans for seniors 65 years and older. According to SilverSneakers’ official website, members receive access to online workouts, more than 17,000 gyms and community centers, fitness classes, a fitness app and discounts on health-related items.