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Education
6:04 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Miami University Strives For Elite Status

Miami University is seeking to be considered among the nation's elite schools wants to keep upgrading its recruiting classes.

But Miami University's quest to lure more top students to Oxford will need more funding. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Miami's latest freshman class came with an average ACT score of 27.5, a full point higher than last year. The goal is for a student average of 30 within six years.

School officials are looking for more private donations for scholarships and to attract more out-of-state students who pay higher tuition.

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Education
3:39 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

LGBT Group Faces Tolerance, If Not Always Acceptance, At Catholic University of Dayton

Members of Spectrum at the University of Dayton

Each semester, the WYSO News Department mentors journalism classes at Miami University and features the best story from each term on our website.

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Education
7:04 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Clark State Hopes For Arts Center Upgrade

A community college in southwest Ohio is asking the state for $500,000 to make over its 20-year-old performing arts center.

Officials at Clark State Community College in Springfield say the downtown building needs a new roof and upgrades to the heating and air conditioning systems.

Clark State says the performing arts center has drawn over 1.5 million people in the last 20 years.

The Springfield News-Sun reports that local officials say the performing arts center has been vital to the city's downtown.

Education
4:20 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Beavercreek Schools Plan For New Funds, Including "Straight A" Award

Beavercreek City Schools is looking at bringing back bussing for its high school students.
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The Beavercreek City School Board will hold its first regular meeting Thursday since a dramatic levy recount in November. The levy passed, but the vote was so close it wasn’t made official until December. In the final count, the $10 million five-year levy squeaked through with a 33-vote advantage.

Time for a spending blitz? Not so fast.

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Education
4:04 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

University Helps Miami Tribe Preserve Its History

Miami University is working to preserve 19th century land grant documents recently recovered by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma from a key moment in its history.

Tribe members say the grants marked the tribe's transition from collectively held land to individual ownership as it tried and mostly failed to avoid government relocation.

Miami University is preserving eight land grants found in storage at a Catholic diocese in Indiana. They include one signed in 1823 by President James Monroe and seven signed in 1843 by President John Tyler.

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