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Black Lung Update: Federal Researchers Seek Allies In Appalachia

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Federal health researchers are visiting health clinics and medical schools in the Appalachian coalfields to recruit allies to fight a resurgence of black lung disease. The worst form of the disease may affect as many as 5 percent of experienced working miners in the region, and the researchers fear that rate could be even higher… Read More

African Americans are Portrayed Badly by Mainstream Media, Says Researcher


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Researcher and former photojournalist Danielle Kilgo asserts that African Americans are negatively stereotyped by the mainstream media – especially in photos and video. Danielle Kilgo is receiving her doctorate from the University of Texas-Austin and next fall will start teaching in The Media School at Indiana University. She has been part of a research team… Read More

Professor Requests Faculty Hearing On Dismissal

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Hours before the deadline to respond, an Ohio University English professor embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal requested a faculty hearing to decide whether he will be dismissed and detenured. Dr. Andrew Escobedo sent an email to OU Interim President David Descutner Monday morning “requesting a faculty hearing regarding the dismissal proceedings that you have… Read More

Episode 014 : Ulrich Boser


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Ulrich Boser is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he examines education issues. He talks with Scott Titsworth about his recently published book, “Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything”. For more information on the book,… Read More

Spring Literary Festival to Spark Minds of Writers Young and Old

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Wednesday marks the kick off for Ohio University’s Spring Literary Festival, featuring Mary Cappello, Gerald Early, Tom Sleigh, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, and Colm Tóibín. The three-day literary extravaganza consists of ten events (both lectures and readings) with the selected writers, all of whom are favorites of the creative writing program at Ohio University. “The festival started in… Read More

Air Force ROTC Hold Annual Training Exercise


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Combat tactics, rescue operations, and survival training. Ohio University’s Air Force cadets spent Friday and Saturday on Radar Hill working on these skills as part of their annual Mobility Exercise, or MOBEX. Cadet Cole Johnston, who is a senior, organized this year’s MOBEX. He says it’s a moral boosting exercise that tests everything the younger cadets… Read More

Ex-doctor Sentenced For Writing Bogus Pain Pill Prescription

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A former physician in West Virginia has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for writing a bogus prescription to get pain pills. Fifty-two-year-old Gregory Donald Chaney was sentenced Monday in federal court in Huntington to obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Prosecutors say Chaney owned the now-closed Tri-State Medical… Read More