Miami's first-year class moved into residence halls in an early rain and lingering puddles Thursday morning. Among smiles and strained biceps the class that arrived is of a similarly high academic caliber to recent years, with 38 percent graduating in the top 10 percent of their classes and 24 percent scoring 29 or higher on the ACT.
Miami University is monitoring the ongoing spread of disease caused by the H1N1 virus, as well as the yearly concern of seasonal influenza in the campus community.
Gary Lorigan, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named the department's Volwiler Research Professor for 2009-2012.
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Miami University is ranked No. 34 among the top national public universities in the country in the newest rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Also gives rankings of other area schools.
Obituary for former Miami history professor Jack Kirby, says he was a historian who decried stereotypes of the American South and traced the ways its people and landscapes have shaped one another.
Article about a trend of a number of colleges seeking to semiprivatize says some attempts to "privatize" have flopped and mentions the new tuition plan Miami University instituted in 2004 and abandoned in 2008. Quotes Chuck Knepfle (financial aid).
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