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Miami Media Highlights May 15-21

Miami Media Highlights May 15-21


CNN, May 21: Opinion: The age-old political question whose time has passed
This opinion piece was written by Megan Gerhardt, professor of Management and Leadership. It brings into question what is too old in regards to aging and the U.S. presidency.

Journal-News, May 19: Miami University’s K-12 mental health counselor training gets federal funding boost
This article announces Miami University has received a grant of $626,000 that will assist graduate level students to better meet the mental health needs of students in grade K-12. Jason Lane, dean of the College of Education, Health, and Society, and Angela Curl, associate professor of Family Science and Social Work, are quoted.

Christian Science Monitor, May 19: What does self-defense mean in US? Subway killing shows divide.
This article is focused on the death of Jordan Neely and the controversy of social justice surrounding his death. Rodney Coates, professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studiess, is quoted.

Akron Beacon Journal, May 18: Suicides in Ohio increased in 2021 after two-year decline, new data show
This article provides data on suicide rates in Ohio and what is being done to address the increase. The School-Based Center for Excellence at Miami University is listed as a positive in addressing suicide.

Central, May 17: SeniorsPlus of Wilton holds art exhibit
This article highlights an art exhibit in Wilton, Maine, featuring individuals with dementia. The artwork was developed with Opening Minds Through Art (OMA), a national program designed by the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University. Additional reports on this topic appeared in:

BIOENGINEER, May 17: Researchers to advocate for fundamental science on Capitol Hill
This article highlights researchers from across the U.S. who will testify to the House and Senate (“Hill Day”) on the importance of science education and funding. Rick Page, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and associate vice president for Research and Innovation,, is participating in the Hill Day event. Additional reports on this topic appeared in:

The Conversation, May 16: US has a long history of state lawmakers silencing elected Black officials and taking power from their constituents
This article written by Rodney Coates, professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, examines the history of racism in politics and how it is still active today. Additional reports on this topic appeared on:

Columbus Dispatch, May 15: Here’s how Ohio’s public universities say they drove $69 billion to the state’s economy

This article highlights the economic impact that Ohio universities bring to the state. The independent study by Lightcast was presented by Miami President Gregory Crawford, current chair of the Inter-University Presidents Council. Additional reports on this topic appeared on:

Dayton Daily News, May 15: PHOTOS: Miami University conducts 184th commencement ceremony
This photo gallery showcases 34 photos taken during the Saturday, May 13, commencement at Miami University. Additional reports on this topic appeared in: