Untold stories come to light during library’s Ohio Archives Month lectures

In 1932, Stella Walsh, a Polish-American sprinter, won gold in the 100-meter dash at the Los Angeles Olympics and became a pioneer in women’s athletics. Her successful career landed her a spot in the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1975. Five years later, Walsh was murdered in a botched robbery. Her autopsy revealed she had a Y chromosome and was intersex. On October 4, Sheldon Anderson, a professor in Miami University’s history department and author of “The Forgotten Legacy of Stella Walsh,” told Walsh’s story. Throughout the month of October, Miami’s libraries will be hosting lectures...

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Who to thank for Miami’s ‘most beautiful campus’

Poet Robert Frost once called Miami “the most beautiful campus that ever there was.” The Physical Facilities Department, located in the Cole Service Building, covers any sort of beautification needs around campus. There are about 550 people that work for PFD. That includes administration, custodial, maintenance, construction, trucking, event planning and others.  Jeremy Davis, senior director for operations for PFD, spends his days planning and approving new buildings, trees and other projects. Many students spend their time here enjoying the nature trails, their dorms, the Armstrong Student Center and many more assets the campus has to offer. All of...

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