Emily Williams

Miami names Marc Rubin dean of Farmer School

Accountancy professor Marc Rubin has been named dean of Miami University’s Farmer School of Business. Rubin has served as interim dean of the Farmer School since July of last year. Rubin was appointed interim dean after former dean Matthew Myers left Miami to serve as dean of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. A Miami graduate himself, Rubin received his bachelor of science in accounting in 1975. During his time at the university, Rubin met his Miami merger wife, served as a resident assistant in Symmes Hall and studied under the late accountancy...

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Oxford holiday events preview

Oxford Business Holiday Walk Uptown Friday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Uptown businesses will be bustling this Friday for the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Holiday Walk. All shoppers can snag free treats from the Tim Horton’s truck and 21+ attendees can enjoy free wine samples at participating businesses. A bonfire will warm the crowd as they compete to decorate the best holiday trees, all of which will be donated to local families in need. Oxford Holiday Festival Oxford Community Arts Center & Uptown Parks Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. This all-day holiday celebration is packed with 12 hours of festivities, starting with a holiday craft market at the Oxford Community Arts Center and ending with an evening of live music, ice skating and hot chocolate in the park. Pet a live reindeer or take a carriage ride through town. Santa will arrive — by firetruck, per tradition — at 6:30 p.m. to take photos and spread cheer. Bread Not Bombs Celebratory Dinner Oxford United Methodist Church Saturday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. The Oxford Citizens for Peace and Justice (OCPJ) invite students and community members to celebrate and support the group’s activist efforts. Students are asked to donate just $5 to the OCPJ for an evening of home-cooked food and live music. Holiday Music & Memories Miami University Art Museum Tuesday,...

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Attorney General, candidate for governor Mike DeWine visiting Oxford today

Ohio Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine is visiting Oxford to meet with voters and discuss his plan to address the opioid crisis. The campaign stop will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Oxford Community Arts Center. At today’s appearance, DeWine, a 1969 Miami graduate, will discuss his 12-point plan to fight the opioid crisis, “Recovery Ohio,” as well as plans for education and economic improvements, according to a release from the DeWine campaign. Students and community members will also have the opportunity to ask DeWine questions during the hour-long appearance. The opioid crisis has been central to DeWine’s campaign platform since he declared his candidacy in June. Days before announcing that he would be running for governor, DeWine announced his decision to sue five major drug manufacturers for their role in the opioid epidemic. According to the lawsuit, the companies “helped unleash a health care crisis that has had far-reaching financial, social, and deadly consequences in the State of Ohio.” The lawsuit also accuses the companies of engaging in “fraudulent marketing” related to the risks and benefits of prescription opioids. With Gov. Kasich’s second term set to expire at the beginning of 2019, this upcoming race has attracted an especially large pool of candidates — four Republicans and five Democrats. DeWine will face Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor...

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