Class of 1995 - Remember when...

Freshman Year 1991-1992
Protesting budget cuts
  • Massive cuts in funding from the state of Ohio put Ohio’s universities, including Miami, in hard times
  • Andy Williams and Joan Rivers perform for Parents’ Weekend 1991
  • Redskin football defeats OU for Homecoming 1991
Dr. Shriver waving in Homecoming Parade
  • MU CARES goes into use for the first time
  • Crosby and Nash perform at Miami
  • William F. Buckley speaks at Miami
  • RFK Jr. speaks at Miami
  • President Paul Pearson announces he will resign in February 1992
  • The “Redskins debate” begins
  • Redskin basketball clinches the MAC Championship with a record of 20-7
  • Wrestlers clinch second consecutive MAC championship
Sophomore Year 1992-1993
  • Jay Leno performs for Parents’ Weekend 1992
  • Redskins defeat Western Michigan 20-7 for Homecoming 1992
  • Slobberfest 1993 is cancelled due to pressure from the city of Oxford
  • Paul G. Risser arrives in Oxford on January 3, 1993. He is inaugurated as Miami’s new president on April 16, 1993
Inauguration of President Risser
  • Redskins basketball finishes the season 22-9
  • Redskins Hockey is CCHA champs with a 12-0-3 record
  • Men’s track takes MAC crown
  • Women’s tennis wins MAC crown
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Junior Year 1993-1994
  • The “Redskin Debate” is brought to a temporary close as Redskin will remain the mascot for current Miami teams

The Miamian - Winter 1993-94

  • Barry Manilow performs for Parents’ Weekend 1993
  • Ross Perot visits Miami

Homecoming `93

  • First Run opens Uptown, occupying the Miami Western Theatre building
  • Classes are cancelled for two days in January 1994 due to sub-zero temperatures. This was the first time classes were cancelled due to weather since the blizzard of 1978
  • James Taylor plays Millett Hall
  • Alumnus P.J. O’Rourke speaks at Miami
  • Billings Natatorium hosts its last swim meet, February 1994
Senior Year 1994-1995
  • Gladys Knight performs during Parent’s Weekend
  • Recreational Sports Center opens
Recreational Sports Center
  • Spring Street Market opens in lower level of Shriver Center
  • Wal-Mart opens in Oxford
  • Big Head Todd and the Monsters, LIVE, and the Allman Brothers play at Millett Hall
  • New ID cards are introduced
New student ID card
  • Biological Science Building is renamed the Paul G. Pearson Biological Sciences Building
  • Men’s basketball wins MAC Championship and NCAA bid

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