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Education majors turn to Ohio Connections Academy amid lack of teaching opportunities

  The shortfall of teaching opportunities can, like most other events of the past year, be attributed to COVID-19. To prevent spreading the virus, most schools have been forced to shutter in-person teaching, with just less than 93% of households with school-age children reporting some form of distance learning during COVID-19 according to the U.S. Census. However, for college students who need the teaching hours to gain necessary field experience for job opportunities, distance learning has brought an added layer of stress.




Nikki Giovanni and Miami students discuss anti-racist activism

In honor of Black History Month, “A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni: Anti-Racism Activism Then and Now” gave Miami alumni and present students the opportunity to converse with celebrated poet and professor Nikki Giovanni on the faces of Civil Rights era and today’s activism on Monday, Jan. 18.



Many professors must balance their responsibilities as educators and parents as they transition to remote learning.

Professors with kids

Each day’s rhythm remains consistent. The day begins with morning meetings for Oliver’s preschool class, then each parent either works with him or prepares for their own classes. There’s a more relaxed lunch period to cook meals together, then some self-designated quiet time, so Legg and Strantz can get work done while Oliver is occupied with a book or iPad.



Farmer to select new dean

The search committee, chaired by College of Creative Arts Dean Liz Mullinix, is composed of 11 other members. These members include professors from a variety of FSB departments, a graduate student, an undergraduate student and a member of the FSB Business Advisory Council, which is a group made up of Miami alumni who currently work in various business-related fields.   Mullinix could not be reached for comment. But senior Collin O’Sullivan, the only undergraduate student on the committee, said he hopes to see a dean with “growth [and] great representation.”