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Miami Media Highlights June 17-23

Miami Media Highlights June 17-23

Journal-News, June 23: Miami U launches $72 million renovation of campus building
This article focuses on the renovation of Bachelor Hall and quotes Renée Baernstein, incoming dean of the College of Arts and Science, and Robert Bell, university architect.

Journal-News, June 22: Miami U’s Civil Rights awards goes to alumnae association
Miami University President Gregory Crawford is quoted in this story on the Western College Alumnae Association receiving the university’s Freedom Summer of ’64 Award. 

The Cincinnati Enquirer, June 21: These bills would ban all Ohio voting machines – and make our elections less safe
Miami student Meredith Perkins penned this op-ed on House Bill 472 and Senate Bill 274, which propose changes to Ohio’s voter ID and election cybersecurity laws. Perkins is serving as an intern on the Enquirer’s Opinion team.

Think TV, June 19: Want to create more housing without changing the neighborhood? Build an ADU
This story on accessory dwelling units references the recent article in The Conversation written by Jeff Kruth, assistant professor of Architecture and Interior Design, and Murali Paranandi, professor of Architecture and Interior Design.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 17: In the battle over Philly stadium wages, Fat Cat speaks loudly while offering nary a ‘meow
Steven Conn, the W.E. Smith Professor of History, is mentioned in this article on the origin of the term “Fat Cat.”

NBC-WDTN, Ch. 2,  June 17: Art, history projects awarded $100K+ in grants
This news brief highlights that America’s 250 - Ohio grant has awarded Miami University’s Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum with a grant of $12,500. This project engages fine arts photographer Tina Gutierrez to conduct site visits to create photographic portraits that serve as a celebration of Ohio's history and diversity of food growing communities.

NPR, 1A, June 17: Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution
Tammy Kernodle, University Distinguished Professor of Music, discusses the roots of disco ahead of the June 18 premiere of Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution on PBS. This story has been picked up by more than 130 NPR stations.

Northeast Ohio Parent, June 17: MyOhioWellness: Expanding Mental Health Support for Ohio’s Youth with AI
This article highlights the MyOhioWellness, a pioneering initiative providing critical mental health support for disengaged youth in Ohio. The initiative was created in collaboration with Miami’s School-Based Center of Excellence for Prevention and Early Intervention.