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Miami to have a socially distanced in-person graduation this May
By Madeline Conroy and Conal Demian April 9, 2021

Miami University’s commencement exercises in May will be in person, but social-distancing  and mask requirements mean they won’t exactly...

Student organizations adapt to maintain involvement
By Maggie Peña and Ryan Jones April 9, 2021

University clubs have suffered losses in membership and were forced to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions to stay in operation over the past year....

Maud Marshall’s portrait was hung in the Marshall Elementary School library when the school was dedicated in 1967.
Marshall Elementary School is named after Maude or Maud?
By Rebecca Smith April 9, 2021

The story in the Oxford Observer last week was about safeguarding pictures and memorabilia from the soon-to-be-demolished Marshall Elementary...

 Cover of Setting Stone’s 2019-2020 Silver Crown winning publication.
Talawanda’s literary-art magazine receives Crown award
By Rebecca Smith April 9, 2021

Talawanda High School's “Setting Stone” literary-art magazine earned a Crown award last month from Columbia Scholastic Press Association...

Tom York leads Talawanda High School from behind the principal’s desk for the past nine years.
Talawanda High School principal values relationships before tasks
By Grace Callahan April 9, 2021

On a rainy Friday afternoon, Tom York sits at his desk and wraps up work from the week. He’s surrounded by photos of loved ones and keeps a...

State officials warn that Ohioans must continue to wear masks, social distance and get vaccinated as soon as they can to stop the slowing increasing rate of the COVID-19 virus in Ohio.
COVID-19 variants drive rise in Ohio cases
By Zach Goetsch April 9, 2021

COVID-19 cases in Ohio are slowly rising back to where they were in early March, said Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this week.  The increases...

The Institute for Food farm is located off of Somerville Road. The farm’s mission is to foster healthy food, healthy eating, healthy communities and a healthy planet.
Farm program invites families to join produce share
By Jamie Santarella April 9, 2021

Miami University’s Institute for Food invites students, faculty and other members of the Oxford Community to join in its fifth season of the...

Mad Rabbit creators Oliver Zak (left) and Selom Agbitor are 2019 Miami University graduates who cooked up their first batch of Mad Rabbit Tattoo Balm in Zak’s Oxford apartment.
Miami grads get funding from 'Shark Tank'
By Lauren Blitstein April 9, 2021

Miami grads Selom Agbitor and Oliver Zak cooked up their first batch of Mad Rabbit Tattoo balm in the kitchen of an Oxford apartment in 2019....

The city is ordering 367 “smart” parking meters like these that can read credit cards and smart phone apps but will not accept coins.
‘Smart’ meters to be installed uptown this summer
By Sydney Scepkowski April 9, 2021

Oxford will install 367 single-space credit card meters and 12 multi-space “kiosk” meters  this summer in high traffic blocks in uptown...

Breanna Robinson says she wants to have an impact on every person she meets as  Miami’s associate athletic director for diversity, advocacy & student-athlete success.
Associate athletic director continues push for diversity, leadership for student-athletes
By Nia Hinson April 9, 2021

Breanna Robinson has been knocking the ball out of the park by setting an example for young women in sports, and she’s just getting started....

"Master of his Fate: Roosevelt’s Rise from Polio to the Presidency,”  is Miami Professor James Tobin’s recently released book for young readers. It tells the story of a president who overcomes the debilitating effects of a terrible disease.
Miami professor writes book for young readers about Roosevelt's fight with polio
By Sara Coy April 9, 2021

It was not planned this way, but in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Miami University Professor James Tobin released a book for young readers...

Experimental film artist Mary Ellen Bute uses bright colors and electronically generated images in her work.
Miami’s Art Museum talk focuses on films by women artists
By Bubba Harris April 9, 2021

Annie Dell'Aria, assistant professor of art history, curated a screening of experimental film and video art by women artists this past Wednesday,...

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