Oxford gets a Burger King

After deliberating for nearly an hour, Oxford’s city council unanimously agreed to allow a Burger King to be built in town. Drive-thru establishments require an extra permit, so that was the main topic of debate at the meeting. The building, which will be located at 5093 College Corner Pike, will be approximately 2,800 square feet and will take the place of two residential buildings between an auto parts store and an insurance office. The council’s main concerns were if the new building would fit certain environmental standards, parking limits and sign limits. The council decided to have the restaurant remove three parking spots in front of the dumpster since they wouldn’t be needed. They also decided the restaurant needed to go from five proposed signs to two. The conern behind the number of signs was due to light pollution and tree coverage.  Planned hours of operation will be 6 am to midnight everyday. No open date has been set for the location.                 ...

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Farmer School searches for new dean

The search for a new dean of the Farmer School of Business is underway after the former dean, Matthew Myers, left Miami University in July. President Greg Crawford and Provost Phyllis Callahan appointed professor Marc Rubin to be interim dean. Rubin said he won’t be taking the full-time position. “I have not put my name in for the position [of dean], they asked me to and I said I wouldn’t,” Rubin said. “Whoever wants to do this job should look at a longer time horizon than I am willing to commit.” Rubin is an alumnus of the university and joined the faculty in...

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Students meet new recruiting tool, Handshake, shortly before Career Fair

The Center for Career Exploration and Success introduced a new networking and recruiting tool to students this semester. The service, known as Handshake,allows students to upload their resumes and coursework, search for jobs and message recruiters, among other features. Handshake also allows employers to search for students at all 400+ schools that use the app. “Overall I think the system is going to be really beneficial for students,” said Janie Spires, assistant director of Miami’s Center for Career Exploration & Success. Handshake was created in 2014 by three students from Michigan Tech. The university is located in a remote...

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