Miami News

From the Office of the President

  Miami News is your monthly insight into what is happening on campus.
May, 2011  
Volume I, Issue 12  

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Miamians Mourn the Passing of Dr. Phillip R. Shriver
The Miami University community lost a dear friend on April 23, 2011, with the passing of Phillip R. Shriver at the age of 88. Dr. Shriver was President of Miami from 1965-1981. A public memorial service will take place on the Oxford campus at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in Millett Hall. “Anyone who was touched by Phil Shriver’s life is welcome to attend,” said daughter Darcy Shriver. Please send memories to the Miamian at

Celebrating Our 2011 Graduates
Nearly 4,000 students received their Miami degrees at the spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 7, in Yager Stadium. Indra Nooyi, chairwoman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo, was the keynote speaker. To read her speech, “The World According to an Optimist,” click here.

Construction Projects in Full Swing this Summer
“Miami Makeover” is the theme for the 40 campus projects and renovations occurring between now and September on the Oxford campus. One project includes the oldest residence halls, Stoddard and Elliott, the first buildings to integrate new HVAC utilizing Geothermal, simultaneous heating/cooling. Click here to see a map highlighting the projects. 

An Ambitious Path Leading to Environmental Sustainability
Recently, Miami President David Hodge announced the university’s commitment toward sustainability. Detailed in a document developed by the Sustainability Committee, the focus areas include: clean energy, classroom engagement, campus culture, landscape and planning, purchasing and operations, and investments and endowments. To read about these endeavors, click here.

Accepted Students (Class of 2015) Display High Academic Achievements
Currently, 3,721 students have confirmed their intent to attend Miami. Students accepted for admission scored well on standardized test scores: 26 percent scored 30 or above on the ACT and on the SAT 26.5 percent scored 1,300 and above, both increases over last year.  The percentage of out-of-state and multicultural confirmed students is also on the rise.



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