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Hub

The Hub is on the Miami University campus in Oxford. It is "the central point of campus," according to the university's self-guided walking tour. "The stones imbedded at the benches were donated by alumni from each of the 50 states, with each stone pointing toward the alumnus's state. In the center is the Miami University seal. First drawn in 1826, the seal contains the motto Prodesse Quam Conspici, 'To accomplish rather than to be conspicuous.' The open book represents accumulation of knowledge, the globe represents the world of the present, and the telescope symbolizes probing the future." The hub is formed by walkways that converge west of Upham Hall and south of Roudebush Hall. Superstitious students avoid the center of the hub because "tradition says that stepping on the seal ensures failure of your next exam."


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