Miami Stories Newsletter

 A group of students take a selfie with President Crawford
Greg and Renate Crawford high five students on the football field
 President Greg celebrates a victory with the volleyball team


May 6

Read more about the virtual services offered by Miami's Center for Career Exploration & Success, a donation of masks by a group of Chinese students remaining in Oxford, extra efforts by the Libraries staff and an English professor teaching about data.

April 7

President Crawford salutes some of the Miamians who are finding new ways to serve students, faculty and the community during the coronavirus outbreak.

March 9

Read about the development of Access Miami and the Miami Summer Bridge Program, as well as a senior who has made her mark at Miami as she prepares for her next step.


December 20

This month's edition is all about celebrations: our partnership with the Miami Tribe, a national award for our campus internationalization efforts and a special alumni event in Cleveland.

November 20

Listen to President Crawford's annual address, and find out more about planning for a new clinical health sciences building on the Oxford campus and the 2019 Diversity & Inclusion conference.

October 1

Read about the new MIamiRISE strategic plan, the new Ohio Work+ program at Miami Regionals and recognition from the Mid-American Conference for Miami Athletics.

May 13

President Greg Crawford announces seven projects to be funded in this first round of Boldly Creative, Miami's $50 million academic development fund. He also updates the Miami community on the progress toward a new strategic plan and the highlights of a large and academically talented incoming Class of 2023. Other Miamians highlighted include a student who will soon be a published author, a faculty member who spreads his love of piano online, and a staff member who takes pride in keeping his corner of the Oxford campus well maintained.

April 2

In this version of Miami Stories, the president celebrates the winners of our 2019 University Awards, led by Benjamin Harrison Medallion winner, Dr. Richard Campbell. He also recounts a visit with Ohio Governor (and Miami alumnus) Mike DeWine and updates the community on recommendations from the 2017 Climate Survey. Members of the Miami family featured include a staff member who has found a rewarding career at Miami Regionals, a student combining her love of math and art, and a faculty member using YouTube to help students gain access to valuable content.

March 13

In the latest edition of Miami Stories, President Greg Crawford provides updates on 2019 Spring Commencement, the Center for Career Exploration and Success, and a long-term budget plan approved by the Board of Trustees. You will meet a student who has used her own health difficulties to help others, a professor who is helping fledgling teachers to use technology in their teaching, and a librarian who started at Miami as a baker.

February 19

Several important strategic initiatives are outlined in this February edition: A sustainability plan to promote environmental stewardship and social responsibility, a committee to explore innovative academic spaces on the Oxford campus, and a strategy to invest in Miami's future. You also can read stories of a professor at Miami Regionals who is helping make buildings and bridges safer, a mailroom staff member who goes above and beyond to help students, and a group of students who represented Miami on a national stage and found a wider community.

January 7

Read President Crawford's updates on the progress of two important initiatives: Strategic Planning and the One Miami Campus Climate Task Force. He reviews the incredible moment at Fall Commencement when Professor Tammy Kernodle launched into "I Believe I Can Fly" in a darkened Millett Hall. And in our regular series on the Miamians that make this university special, he talks to three coaches who earned Coach of the Year honors from the Mid-American Conference this fall.


December 7

In this "special edition" of Miami Stories, President Greg Crawford recaps his presentation to Faculty Assembly on Dec. 6, 2018, and outlines some of the issues facing Miami University as we navigate the fast-changing world of higher education.

October 17

In the latest edition of Miami Stories, President Greg Crawford looks to the future. Miami will create a five-year strategic plan to lead into an era of innovation and creativity, anchored by the $50 million Boldly Creative academic enrichment initiative. A task force will build on the results from last year's campus climate survey. And the new Presidential Fellows scholarship program will help Miami compete for the best and brightest students nationally and internationally. The president also tells the story of a student helping other students at the Howe Writing Center, a faculty member who concentrates her research on millennials, and a staff member who spends his time helping students—inside and outside of his job description.

August 19

In this issue of Miami Stories, President Greg Crawford offers a preview of Convocation 2018 on Friday, August 24, featuring Miami alum and acclaimed author Wil Haygood. He also previews expanded Career Services and an upcoming special anniversary celebration at the Miami Regionals campus in Hamilton. You'll read about a student who has used his Miami education to help in his hometown in Puerto Rico, a staff member ready to welcome thousands of Miami students later this week, and a faculty member whose research focuses on "The Achieving Mentality" in sports and many other areas. As always, feedback and ideas are welcome at

June 26

In his summer edition of Miami Stories, President Crawford updates the Miami community on his latest strategic initiatives. He also introduces us to a faculty member who is recognized as a national health care expert, a recent graduate who used his time at Miami to its fullest potential, a university librarian who is looking to the future, and a staff member who flies the Miami flag—even in zero gravity!

May 4

President Crawford tells us about the incoming class of 2022, as well as Miami's award as one of the healthiest workplaces in Greater Cincinnati. He also introduces biology professor Paul Harding on Miami's regional campuses, patrol sergeant Jerry Yates of the Miami University Police Department, and student Kamilah Dotson, who has led more than 200 tours of the Oxford campus.

March 13

In his latest Miami Stories newsletter, President Crawford calls for a "new era of innovation and creativity." He provides updates on our exciting Spring Commencement speaker, expanded Career Services to students, and the new Alumni Connect community. He tells the stories of a student who doubles as a race-car driver on weekends, a faculty member who gains spiritual peace from playing the piano, and a staff member helping to lead Miami's data and analytics expertise.

February 13

Read about an exciting $50 million investment into academic excellence, annual fundraising, and the Climate Survey that will be released later this year. Learn more about the work and research of engineering professor Amit Shukla, Hamilton campus student Kristin Mallory, and physical facilities staff member Brian Nixon.

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