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President McDavis Lauds Ohio University’s Disability Services

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Ohio University president Roderick J. McDavis lauded the advancement of the school’s disability services in his quarterly report to the university’s board of trustees Friday. McDavis noted that in five years since changing the name from Institutional Equity to Diversity and Inclusion, the program is now serving 1,100 Athens campus students and over 350 regional… Read More

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Refined ‘Guaranteed Tuition Program’ Presented To OU Board Of Trustees

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A refined version of the “Guaranteed Tuition Program” was presented at Ohio University’s quarterly board of trustees meeting Thursday. The program will lock in a student’s tuition rate for 12 sequential semesters. Undergraduate tuition, general fees, non-resident surcharge and most course fees are included in the guarantee program, which will start in the fall semester… Read More

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Grand Jury: No Crime Committed In Social Media Sexual Assault Case

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The Athens County Grand Jury refused to bring any indictments in the sexual incident that occurred Homecoming weekend and was captured and transmitted through social media. The grand jury has found that no crime was committed in the alleged Court Street sexual assault, according to Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn.  He made the announcement at… Read More

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Global Perspectives: Students Discuss Gun Violence In America

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Last week’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard once again thrust gun violence into the national spotlight. On this episode of “Global Perspectives” WOUB’s Atish Baidya speaks with three international students about their perceptions of guns and violence in America. The "Perspectives" series focuses on world issues and the intelligent conversations surrounding them.

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McDavis Provides Update On ‘Ridges’ Project

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Ohio University President Roderick McDavis announced Thursday that he named Stephen Golding, Vice President for Finance and Administration, director of The Ridges Advisory Committee. The committee is "charged with periodically reviewing the comprehensive land use plans for The Ridges and the university’s progress toward its implementation. McDavis also announced the rest of the panel: Paul Logue,… Read More

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Clippinger Laboratories At OU Reopens After Evacuation

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UPDATE 5:30 p.m. Ohio University announced Clippinger Laboratories would be reopened at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Classes would resume at 6 p.m., according to the university's Twitter account. The Post in Athens reported the reason for the evacuation was two female students who passed out in class for unknown reasons. Clippinger Laboratories on the Athens campus of Ohio… Read More

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Global Perspectives: Syrian Students Discuss Crisis

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A group of Syrian students studying at Ohio University talked to WOUB's Atish Baidya about the war in their home country in this episode of "Global Perspectives."  The "Perspectives" series focuses on world issues and the intelligent conversations surrounding them. Click here to listen to an audio conversation with a third Syrian student. President Barack… Read More

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Photos: OU’s Walter Fieldhouse Going Up Fast

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The Walter Fieldhouse is under construction adjacent to Peden Stadium on Ohio University's Athens campus. The 89,000 square foot facility will support classroom instruction, recreational activities, athletic practices and events. It will include a full-size football field, four lane practice track and netting to accommodate multiple and simultaneous activities. WOUB's Brooke Herbert Hayes chronicled the… Read More

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OU Board Of Trustees Approves Plan To Borrow $100 Million Over Four Years

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The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved a plan borrow an additional $100 million in debt over the next four years as part of the school’s six-year capital improvement plan. Stephen Golding, vice-president for finance and administration said issuing tax-exempt debt in increments over the next four years would be less disruptive to the OU’s… Read More