Miami University

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.

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.

The September 2013 installment of SOCHE TALKS features John Burke, the library director with the Miami University Middletown speaking on embedded librarians in the learning management system in higher education.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

 

Miami University Makes Strides Toward Acceptance of Gay Students

Jun 25, 2013

Students and alumni say that Miami University has created a climate of acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer students, despite the school’s longstanding conservative reputation and location in a deeply conservative part of the state.

Miami University Student Veterans

May 24, 2013

Over the last year, journalism students at Miami University have been interviewing a misunderstood population at their school - student veterans.  As returning soldiers transition back into civilian life with few options in the ever-shrinking job market, going back to school has become a growing national trend across the country.  As the first class attending college on the 9/11 GI Bill graduates this month, student producers set out to capture the more personal and intimate human stories they felt were missing from   coverage on war and veterans’ issues.

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Following the dismissal of two Miami University students found guilty of tampering with grades, the school says they are taking steps to security on their IT syeyems..  

In late October of 2012, a Miami University faculty member contacted IT security and campus police to say that she was sure grades she had entered electronically did not match her paper records.  After a lengthy 

Miami University says two students have been dismissed from school for tampering with grades.

The southwest Ohio school says its information security department and campus police were alerted at the end of last semester by a teacher who said grades online didn't match her paper copy. Investigation found that students used a device to record teachers' keystrokes, allowing them to obtain faculty usernames and passwords.

Police say one student has been charged with six misdemeanor counts related to breaching university computer systems, and the other was charged with three.

At Miami University, Increasing Numbers of Chinese Students Adjust to Life Far From Home

Jan 12, 2013
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Spicy eggplant, braised pork, sesame pastry balls and the fried coconut pancake are four of the largest dishes at Uncle Yip’s Chinese restaurant in Sharonville, Cincinnati.

Despite this, all four dishes ended up on the plate of Miami University sophomore Xi Chen, a slim Chinese student and one of 566 Chinese students enrolled at Miami in the fall 2012 semester.

Report Finds Ohio's Population Is Aging

Jun 26, 2012

The Ohio population is getting old. That's according to a study from Miami University. As WYSO's Emily McCord reports, at least a third of the population will be at least 60 years old by the year 2050.