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Freshman Convocation 2012

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August 2012
Volume 3, Issue 1

They're Here
With the start of classes Aug. 20, Miami begins the 2012-2013 school year with about 3,800 first-year students, a record number. Twenty-eight percent scored the equivalent of 29 or higher on the ACT, and 36 percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their classes. To view the slideshow of Welcome Week, click here>>

Strengthening our Mark
Miami is changing its primary logo to the beveled “M” and is also transitioning to a new domain name, MiamiOH.edu. “It is imperative that Miami strengthen the national and international recognition of our exceptional quality. ... One of the most important keys to success in this communication is to consistently use readily recognizable identifiers,” President David Hodge said in a letter to university employees July 12. >>

Miami Makeover Phase II
Construction projects and renovations are occurring all over the Oxford campus. University officials benchmarked Miami to other Ohio schools and peer institutions and found the university needs a wider range of residential offerings from apartment to suite-style housing. Read more to see how the campus you know is growing. >>

Hope for the Future
A Cincinnati Business Courier Journal interview with David Hodge profiles his Miami presidency during an era of rising costs, sinking state funding, and record-high tuition. It also explains how since 2008, the university has slashed its budget by $40 million yet still maintains one of the nation’s best graduation rates. >>

Fundraising Contributions Soar
During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2012, the university secured more than $39 million in gifts and pledges for the Campaign For Love and Honor, an increase of 45 percent from the previous fiscal year. To date, more than $453 million has been raised toward the $500 million goal for the Campaign. >>

Life-Changing Internships
Students from Miami's nationally renowned entrepreneurship program are interning with state and national startup companies, such as Blackbook HR, a firm that specializes in acclimating newly relocated employees to Cincinnati. >>


Watch the Armstrong Student Center come to life in pictures. >>


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