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Historical Timeline

Corporate University, 1996–2009






Encountering the Education Marketplace
Year Event
1996 James C. Garland assumes the presidency
Health Services Center constructed
Global Rhythms World Music Ensemble founded
1997 Responding to the Miami Tribe, trustees change mascot from "Redskins" to "RedHawks"
Institute for Learning in Retirement established
No-car rule ends: seniors allowed to purchase automobile permits; juniors 1998; sophomores 2004
1998 Oxford water tower demolished
Campus-wide Institutional Diversity Plan released
Ditmer Field Parking Lot completed
1999 Wally Szerbiak scores 43 points defeating Washington in NCAA Basketball Tournament
Responding to Title IX and President Garland's recommendation, Division I men's soccer, tennis, and wrestling are eliminated
School of Engineering and Applied Science created from former School of Applied Science
2000 Responding to Oxford NAACP, President Garland creates Freedom Summer Memorial on Western Campus
Michael J. Colligan History Project created at Hamilton campus
Women's Studies becomes a major
Provost Ronald Crutcher creates First in 2009 Coordinating Council
2001 Integrated Strategic Plan for the Arts at Miami presented to board of trustees
Campus Master Plan for 2009 initiated, projecting $500 million of construction
Verlin Pulley Bell Tower constructed
MacMillan Hall renovated to create Center for American and World Cultures; opened 2003
2002 Child Development Center constructed on Western Campus
2003 PhD Program in Gerontological Studies established
Vice President for Information Technology position created
Division I night football first televised on ESPN from Yager Stadium
Ben Roethlisberger quarterbacks Miami to MAC championship and GMAC Bowl win
2004 President Garland releases strategic vision statement, First in 2009: The Spirit of a Remarkable University
Women's precision skating team wins national championship
2005 For Love and Honor capital campaign announced, with $300 million goal
Richard T. Farmer designates Miami's largest gift to Farmer School of Business
Heritage Commons Apartments for students (six buildings) constructed
2006 Information Technology Strategic Plan creates an entirely wireless campus
Campus Avenue Garage constructed
Goggin Ice Arena (1975) demolished, larger Goggin Ice Center constructed near Recreational Sports Center
Psychology Building constructed, to begin a new academic quad north of High Street
Trustees terminate the School of Interdisciplinary Studies (Western College Program)
David C. Hodge assumes the presidency
For Love and Honor campaign goal increased to $500 million to fund professorships and a Bicentennial Student Center
2007 Women's Softball Stadium constructed
School of Engineering and Applied Science facilities constructed in new academic quad
2008 North Parking Garage completed
2009 Farmer School of Business facilities completion target
Voice of America Learning Center for workforce transition completion target, near Interstate 75