In April 2004, the Daily Wildcat newsroom was named in memory of the late Sherman R. Miller 3rd, a much-admired and respected adviser to the Wildcat in the 1960s and head of the UA journalism department.
Inducted in November 2003 to the Wildcat Alumni Hall of Fame, Miller is remembered by scores of alumni as a dedicated mentor who set high standards of professionalism both in class and at the Wildcat.
The Sherman R. Miller 3rd Newsroom is the result of a generous $25,000 gift from his family as part of our Building for the Future Campaign.
“The Arizona Daily Wildcat was one of my father’s true loves,” recalls his daughter Melissa Miller Murphy of Sands Point, N.Y. (UA ’71). “I remember his desire to see the Wildcat go from what was basically an average college paper to one of the preeminent college dailies. It was truly a passion for him.”
At the time Miller was Wildcat adviser, the paper was part of the journalism department. Miller turned the paper into a daily in 1964 before the Wildcat split from the department in 1966. Miller died unexpectedly while teaching on a Fulbright abroad in 1968.
View Life and Times with Sherm Miller, a book of memories by his former students.