Miami News

From the Office of the President
June, 2010  
Volume I, Issue 1  

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New Committee Examining University Finances
With higher education undergoing profound transformations in technology, demographics, and competition, Miami University has formed a Strategic Priorities Committee to assist in creating a long-term, sustainable financial plan.  Institutions can no longer depend solely on tuition dollars to cover increased expenses.  Beginning July 1, when the university’s budget year starts, the Oxford campus will receive only 16.4 percent of its revenue budget from the state.

Merit Scholarship Packages Increase
Many of this fall’s incoming freshmen are the recipients of new merit scholarship packages with qualifying Ohio residents receiving up to $6,500 and up to $9,000 being awarded to out-of-state freshmen with high test scores and high grades.  To learn about all Miami scholarships, click here.

Residence Hall Receives Energy Star Label
Heritage Commons, apartment-style living accommodations for upper-class and graduate students, is the first residential hall in Ohio to receive a 2010 Energy Star from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by meeting requirements in the energy performance, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and lighting levels categories.

Miami Students Have an App for That
An estimated 450,000 people are afflicted with sudden cardiac arrest each year and only 3-5 percent survive.  Defibrillation within the first 10 minutes drastically increases chances of survival.  Miami University students have developed an iPhone application that integrates GPS and augmented reality, allowing users to quickly locate Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

Bicentennial Student Center Designs Available for Viewing
The Bicentennial Student Center will unite the past with the future by merging Culler, Gaskill, and Rowan halls into a 200,000-square-foot structure designed solely for student organizations and social interaction.  To view the aerial designs, click here.



A Message From the President