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Bacterial Meningitis Warning at OU


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Ohio University is contacting its people associated with the Athens Campus about what appears to be a case of bacterial meningitis. Jenny Hall-Jones, the senior associate vice president for Student Affairs and Dean of Students emailed the following Wednesday evening: “An Ohio University first-year student living in James Hall is under observation for a probable… Read More

Saturday Marks Gathering Place’s Third Annual Community Illumination

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This Saturday will mark the Gathering Place’s third annual Community Illumination event at Central Venue, 29 E. Carpenter St. in Athens, featuring many varieties of art for sale, live music and local food; all in the name of de-stigmatizing mental illness. The Gathering Place has served the Athens community for 41 years, providing connections to… Read More

Misfits Theatre Presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” At ARTS/West

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Theater often pokes fun at itself for the sake of nuanced storytelling, much to the delight of the audience, the actors, and everyone else concerned. The Drowsy Chaperone is a 1998 meta-musical-within-a-comedy and an excellent example of that very theatrical device. The story revolves around an opinionated old-school musical theater fan listening to (and commenting… Read More

America’s System of Athletics is Failing: Expert David Ridpath Has Observed


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The American system of amateur athletics is mostly school based: elementary, middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities. Yet, that system is failing both the student-athlete and the general public, according to Dr. David Ridpath, the Kahandas Nandola Professor of Sports Administration at Ohio University. With a school based system, too many students are “cut”… Read More