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Escobedo Case Referred For Detenuring Consideration

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The case against English Professor Dr. Andrew Escobedo will be sent to OU’s interim president for detenuring consideration, according to university documents. In a letter provided to WOUB by the university, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit referred the sexual harassment claims against Escobedo to Interim President David Descutner for consideration of detenuring procedures…. Read More

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New President Chosen For Ohio University

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Ohio University’s Board of Trustees named the 21st president of the university in a special meeting Wednesday morning. Dr. Duane Nellis was unanimously approved as the successor to Dr. Roderick McDavis as president of the university. Nellis, formerly president of Texas Tech University, was chosen from a field of four finalists, including OU’s Executive Executive… Read More

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Escobedo Case: Attorneys Spar Over Witness, Another Begins Civil Rights Fight

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Two lawyers are fighting over defamation claims related to OU English Professor Andrew Escobedo’s sexual harassment case, and another lawyer is planning a civil rights case to address the culture he says caused Escobedo’s alleged actions. Just before faculty members of the OU English department voted to consider Professor Andrew Escobedo’s termination, lawyers for Escobedo… Read More

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Fearing Career Damage, Women Did Not Report Alleged Professor Harassment

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In their reports to an investigator with Ohio University’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance, women who allege they were victims of sexual harassment by English Professor Andrew Escobedo say they feared for their professional and educational careers when choosing not to fight his “advances” or report him. The ECRC released a Memorandum of… Read More

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One Escaped SEPTA Inmate Apprehended, Other Still At-Large

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PARKERSBURG — One of two inmates who escaped under a fence at the Southeastern Probation Treatment Alternative Correctional Facility (SEPTA) Sunday night has been apprehended, according to officials. Leonard Lowery, 32, was taken into custody by Parkersburg police at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to a press release from the Nelsonville facility. Lowery and Zachariah… Read More

Protestors took to Court Street on Feb. 1. Protesters blocked traffic for up to 15 minutes while marching to Ohio University's Baker Center. (Meagan Hall/WOUB)

Amid Increased Protests, Athens City Council Talks Amended Parade Permit

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The Athens City Council discussed new changes they plan to make to city policies surrounding permits required for protests, demonstrations and parades. At Monday night’s meeting of the Athens City Council Planning and Development Committee, the topic of “parade permits,” which also includes permits used for demonstrations and protests, was raised by Councilmember Chris Fahl…. Read More

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Two Inmates On The Loose From Nelsonville Facility

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Two inmates who escaped a minimum security facility in Nelsonville are still at-large, according to officials. Zachariah Spires, 24; and Leonard Lowery, 32, escaped from the Southeastern Probation Treatment Alternative Correctional Facility (SEPTA) late Sunday night, according to Brenda Ostrander, spokesperson for SEPTA. “We don’t have any information as to what direction they headed or… Read More