Miami Stories Newsletter

 A group of students take a selfie with President Crawford
Greg and Renate Crawford high five students on the football field
 President Greg celebrates a victory with the volleyball team


December 7

In this "special edition" of Miami Stories, President Greg Crawford recaps his presentation to Faculty Assembly on Dec. 6, 2018, and outlines some of the issues facing Miami University as we navigate the fast-changing world of higher education.

October 17

In the latest edition of Miami Stories, President Greg Crawford looks to the future. Miami will create a five-year strategic plan to lead into an era of innovation and creativity, anchored by the $50 million Boldly Creative academic enrichment initiative. A task force will build on the results from last year's campus climate survey. And the new Presidential Fellows scholarship program will help Miami compete for the best and brightest students nationally and internationally. The president also tells the story of a student helping other students at the Howe Writing Center, a faculty member who concentrates her research on millennials, and a staff member who spends his time helping students—inside and outside of his job description.

August 19

In this issue of Miami Stories, President Greg Crawford offers a preview of Convocation 2018 on Friday, August 24, featuring Miami alum and acclaimed author Wil Haygood. He also previews expanded Career Services and an upcoming special anniversary celebration at the Miami Regionals campus in Hamilton. You'll read about a student who has used his Miami education to help in his hometown in Puerto Rico, a staff member ready to welcome thousands of Miami students later this week, and a faculty member whose research focuses on "The Achieving Mentality" in sports and many other areas. As always, feedback and ideas are welcome at

June 26

In his summer edition of Miami Stories, President Crawford updates the Miami community on his latest strategic initiatives. He also introduces us to a faculty member who is recognized as a national health care expert, a recent graduate who used his time at Miami to its fullest potential, a university librarian who is looking to the future, and a staff member who flies the Miami flag—even in zero gravity!

May 4

President Crawford tells us about the incoming class of 2022, as well as Miami's award as one of the healthiest workplaces in Greater Cincinnati. He also introduces biology professor Paul Harding on Miami's regional campuses, patrol sergeant Jerry Yates of the Miami University Police Department, and student Kamilah Dotson, who has led more than 200 tours of the Oxford campus.

March 13

In his latest Miami Stories newsletter, President Crawford calls for a "new era of innovation and creativity." He provides updates on our exciting Spring Commencement speaker, expanded Career Services to students, and the new Alumni Connect community. He tells the stories of a student who doubles as a race-car driver on weekends, a faculty member who gains spiritual peace from playing the piano, and a staff member helping to lead Miami's data and analytics expertise.

February 13

Read about an exciting $50 million investment into academic excellence, annual fundraising, and the Climate Survey that will be released later this year. Learn more about the work and research of engineering professor Amit Shukla, Hamilton campus student Kristin Mallory, and physical facilities staff member Brian Nixon.

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