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April 2014
Volume 4, Issue 9

Miami announces speaker for 175th commencement ceremony >>
Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will be the commencement speaker at Miami's spring ceremony, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Yager Stadium. Whitaker — who also has made a name for himself behind the camera as a director and producer — won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film, "The Last King of Scotland."

Measuring the value of a college education >>
Miami ranks 1st in Ohio among public universities for best return on (tuition) investment, according to, a global compensation data website.  In addition, Miami ranked 2nd nationally (both public and private) for return on investment of graduates with humanities majors.

Helping to prepare for the future, reclaim history >>
Miami's Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine has received $45,000 in funding from the John E. Fetzer Institute to implement several projects that build on the center's collaborative residency program and the Over-the-Rhine People's Movement.

Winter term exceeds expectations >>
Miami’s office of institutional research (OIR) conducted a survey of those students and faculty who participated in the January 2014 winter term. More than 91 percent of both students and faculty who responded reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied with their overall winter term experience.

Making her mark >>
Academy-Award-winning actor and Olympic archer, Geena Davis spoke to a full house Thursday, April 3, to begin the Women in Leadership Symposium. Her keynote speech addressed the issue of gender inequality in the media and the impact it is having on society. Additional session topics included: “I was here: Making our mark on the world through leadership” and “We will change the world: Giving back to move us forward." Click here to see all the symposium presenters.

Miami's #April Fools' Day antics a success >>
The university’s website displayed some outlandish headlines for April Fools' Day, including announcements that students would be required to use selfies for their school ID cards and that quizzes would be given via Snapchat. The Miami Student crafted some tongue-in-cheek stories as well, leading with the announcement that student government had voted to relocate our main campus to Miami, Fla. To share in the fun and view the social media comments, click here and wait 10 seconds. To read The Miami Student April 1 edition, click here.

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