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May 2013 Commencement

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May 2013
Volume 3, Issue 10

Such a place, such a life
Enthusiastic graduates, relatives, and friends witnessed the awarding of more than 3,600 degrees at Miami’s commencement ceremony May 11. Acclaimed author and journalist Wil Haygood (’76) was the keynote speaker. Haygood’s front-page story in the Washington Post was the inspiration for “The Butler,” a big-screen movie being released in October. >>

Writing their way into Miami history
A grand prizewinner and four top prizewinners were recently announced for the Great Seal Writing Contest. Students were invited to “write” an essay of 1809 words or less for the book that will stand within the University’s Great Seal housed in the new Armstrong Student Center Rotunda. A committee of faculty, staff, and students selected the winners. >>

Incoming fall class confirmed
More than 22,500 students had applied for fall 2013 admission, up nearly 11 percent from the previous year. As of the May 1 confirmation deadline, the number of first-year students confirming their enrollment surpassed the university’s goal of 3,600. Currently, 3,752 students are committed to attending. >>

Local governance capacity
The activities initiated by the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs (CPMRA) stand as a centerpiece of the university’s public service mission. Over the past two years, more than 40 local governments (cities, villages, townships, and counties) have benefited from direct applied research and training projects. >>

Partnership tracks pre-med majors earlier
Miami University and the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) have established the Miami-NEOMED Baccalaureate to MD Pathway Program to identify and support future medical school students starting in their middle and high school years. >>

 


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