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Miami Media Highlights June 10-16

Miami Media Highlights June 10-16

The Conversation, June 13: Cities with empty commercial space and housing shortages are converting office buildings into apartments – here’s what they’re learning
John Weigand, professor of Architecture and Interior Design and interim dean of the College of Creative Arts, highlights the transformation of vacant commercial buildings into apartments and the reinvention of urban living.

PBS NewsHour, June 13: Records of Pompeii’s survivors have been found – and archaeologists are starting to understand how they rebuilt their lives
Steven Tuck, professor of History, highlights his research as he searches for survivors of the A.D. 24 explosion of Mount Vesuvius, which buried the ancient city of Pompeii.  

CNN, June 12: Jimmy Carter set a virtuous example as president. To today's voters, that may not matter
This article dives into the public’s changing perception of virtues when it comes to the presidency and how this has changed in recent years. Ryan Barilleaux, professor of Political Science, explains that voters now care more about partisan victories than they do virtues.

Journal-News, June 11: Miami University students study, map historic Oxford cemetery
This article features the cemetery mapping project completed by Robbyn Abbitt and her students in the Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Oxford Cemetery. A story on this topic also appeared on Spectrum News 1.

U.S. News and World Report, June 10: Parent PLUS Student Loan Forgiveness: What You Should Know
This article highlights Parent PLUS Loan Forgiveness and quotes Brent Shock, special assistant to the president.

Her Campus, June 10: 10 Queer-Friendly Colleges To Have On Your Radar
This article highlights 10 queer-friendly colleges and lists Miami with a ranking of 4.5 out of 5. The article notes that the school’s housing and student life services for queer students are the most highly regarded according to Campus Pride Index, with a 5-star rating on the database.