Miamian Magazine

REFLECTIONS ON FREEDOM - As Miami recognizes the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, John Swann ’65 reflects on the changing times of the 1960s.

On the cover

During the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a turning point in the civil rights movement, Miamian reflects on freedom’s meaning and commemorates the volunteers who trained at Western College.

Miamian Cover Story
Freedom: One Perspective
When John Swann ’65 MEd ’67 stepped on campus in 1961, he left behind “whites only” lunch counters and “colored only” water fountains. He thought he was free.

Miamian Feature Story
Open the Doors and See All the People
Busiest day? Wednesday. Busiest hour? 1-2 p.m. when all 450 seats in The Commons are usually filled. Our photos show you how much the Armstrong Student Center bustles.

Miamian Feature Story
The Cat Behind the Hat
Bob Chase ’91 oversees the estate of the beloved children’s-book author Dr. Seuss, hats and all.

From the Hub
Making freedom a priority.

Back & Forth
To and from the editor.

Along Slant Walk
Campus news highlights.

Such A Life
Kinetic contraptions call for crazy creativity.

Inquiry + Innovation
Professors’ patents benefit consumers and economy.

Media Matters
New works by alumni.

My Story
Flute recital tests an adult beginner’s nerve.

Love & Honor
Gender equity focus of Women in Leadership Symposium.

Class Notes
Notes, news, and weddings.

Days of Old
Dusting off a historical gem from the archives.

Summer 2014 Obituaries.

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Miamian, Miami University's alumni magazine, highlights alumni, student, faculty, and staff involvement with the University, updating readers on campus news and events, arts, sports, and alumni news. Miami's primary communication link with alumni and close friends of the University, the magazine sets out to inform and entertain while generating a sense of knowledge and involvement with Miami University. Miamian is published four times a year.

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