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Miami Breaks Records on Donations and Applications


Miami University trustees were told today

that donations to the university last year topped $25 million, breaking the

previous record of $17.8 million set in 1994 by more than 40 percent.

Kenneth Burke, vice president for university relations, told trustees that

the total is a testament to the people and programs at the university that have

merited such support.

Also, for the third year in a row, Miami has broken its record on the

number of students applying for admission, according to Myrtis Powell, vice

president for student affairs.

She told trustees that applications currently total 11,650 and that when

they are all counted the total is expected to exceed 12,000. Minority

applicants are up 8 percent and applications from valedictorians are up 9

percent. Miami is aiming for a freshman class next fall of 3,350


Richard T. Farmer, chairman of the board of trustees, said both records

represent significant achievements on the part of the university and

congratulated those responsible.

In other action, the board of trustees joined other campus groups in

condemning all acts of bigotry, violence and hatred in wake of the Jan. 19

off-campus assault of a Miami student.

The motion, adopted unanimously, encourages faculty, staff and students

to take a stand and speak out against senseless violence.

Trustees also:

  • Granted tenure to 15 faculty members and approved promotions for

    others. In all, 28 faculty members were promoted to associate professor or


  • Set athletic ticket prices for 1998-99. Most ticket prices will

    remain the same, but the price of season football game tickets and season

    football parking passes has been reduced to reflect the fact there will be only

    four home football games this season.


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