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Feb 24, 2021
Miami University dedicates Nellie Craig Walker Hall after first Black graduate

The Oxford native graduated from Miami in 1905, having earned a two-year teaching certificate. She became the first Black educator to student teach in the community’s public schools to a mixed-race class.  Now, she is the first woman of color to have a building named in her honor at Miami.

Feb 24, 2021
Miami dedicates residence hall lobbies to honor slain Freedom Summer activists

Michael Schwerner, 24, James Chaney, 21, and Andrew Goodman, 20, were among approximately 800 volunteers who trained at the Western College for Women, which is now part of Miami’s Western campus. Miami President Gregory Crawford said that history is now part of Miami’s heritage, and that the spaces were dedicated “to honor their lives and elevate their example.”

Feb 19, 2021
Promotion and tenure granted to 62

Miami University's board of trustees approved the promotion and/or tenure of 62 faculty members and librarians at its Feb. 19 meeting. The actions take effect July 1, 2021.

Feb 19, 2021
Trustees approve six new degree programs and award 62 faculty promotion and/or tenure

Miami University's board of trustees approved the establishment of six new degree programs, as well as 62 faculty for promotion and/or tenure during its regular business meeting held Friday, Feb. 19.

Feb 18, 2021
Miami University names Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins spring commencement speaker

Dr. Jefferson-Jenkins, former president of League of Women Voters and voting rights activist ( and a 1974 Western College for Women alumna) to speak May 15

Feb 18, 2021
Miami University to honor Wayne Embry and his late wife, Terri, with the Freedom Summer of ’64 Award

Miami University will honor NBA executive and basketball icon Wayne Embry (Miami '58) and his late wife, Terri Embry (Miami '60), with the Freedom Summer of ’64 Award. The award is bestowed by Miami each year upon a distinguished leader who has inspired the nation to advance civil rights and social justice.

Feb 17, 2021
An army of essential workers: a Q-and-A with Cody Powell

February has been filled with plenty of snow and ice — with more forecast to come. That means it has been a busy time for Miami’s essential staff who keep the Miami community safe, the students fed well and those sidewalks clear.  

Feb 10, 2021
Jumping genes: a Q-and-A with geneticist Meixia Zhao

Now in her third year at Miami, geneticist and computational biologist Meixia Zhas has a recent grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a new major publication published this week, and a new baby.