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Sean Scott

City Council addresses Oxford’s response to recent weather emergency

In response to the recent freezing temperatures, community member Barbara Caruso asked council on behalf of Oxford Citizens for Peace and Justice (OCPJ) to extend funding for the city’s cold shelter. Council allocated $74,000 last fall to pilot the program, which provides shelter to homeless people in Oxford during extreme cold.

Miami moves toward transparency with improved COVID-19 communication

Last semester, Miami University students received information on the COVID-19 pandemic through emails from President Crawford, the offices of the Provost, student life, residence life, student health services and university communications. This semester, the sources of information have been narrowed down to two: the division of student life and the COVID-19 response team. 

Miami University has found new ways to connect with students and help them make their commitment to Miami.

Miami admissions office expands online services

In past years, the first step for high school seniors after being accepted to Miami University was scheduling a visit to campus during a Make it Miami event. Hundreds of soon-to-be first-years made the trip to Oxford and spent a day meeting faculty, listening to student panels and getting sore feet as they walked from building to building before deciding whether or not to commit. 

Pandemics and streaming services leave the future of theaters and box office numbers up in the air.

The future of movie theaters is grim

Last winter, I saw “Cats,” “Frozen II,” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” “Emma” and “1917” in theaters. My goal for the year was to see a movie every other weekend in 2020, and for the first couple, I was well ahead of schedule.

Miami has extended the credit/no credit application deadline to April 1. But students must still take all required classes for their majors and minors for a grade.

Educators look to the future with upcoming Miguel Cardona appointment

With the U.S. Senate set to confirm more cabinet members this week, Miguel Cardona, President Joe Biden’s pick for Secretary of Education, may soon influence education policy at Miami University and across the country.  Miami professors react and respond to this appointment and the resignation of Betsy Devos.