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Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

Raises for faculty and staff are in the forecast as Ohio University’s financial position improves

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University’s financial picture is improving, driven by more students, fewer employees and a big helping of federal stimulus funds. Faculty and staff will see something this year they haven’t seen in a while as a result: a pay raise, coming with the start of the new fiscal year in July…. Read More

Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

The Ohio University Board Of Trustees Added A Regional Member And Discussed Enrollment Decline At Latest Meeting

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Regional representation in university leadership and further enrollment decline were among the topics of discussion during the Ohio University’s Board of Trustees’ meeting on Thursday.  Misty Crosby, of Marietta, was named the new regional trustee following an unanimous vote during the morning session of the meeting.  OU President Hugh Sherman first… Read More

Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

Ohio University Recovering From Pandemic, But Big Challenges Remain

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University’s board of trustees saw evidence Friday that the university is recovering from the depths of the pandemic. Freshmen enrollment is expected to be up significantly from last year’s incoming class, which was one of the smallest in nearly three decades. And the projected budget deficits are not as massive… Read More

Ohio University's class gateway at College Green, photographed on May 2, 2019

Ohio University Ending Year Strong Despite Pandemic, But Big Challenges Remain

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University expected the pandemic to deliver a serious blow to its already fragile financial situation and leave it millions of dollars in the hole. Instead, just the opposite happened. The university’s board of trustees was informed at its meeting Friday that the institution expects to end its 2021 fiscal year… Read More

Ohio University's class gateway at College Green, photographed on May 2, 2019

Former Business Dean Named To Two-Year Term As Ohio University President

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The former dean of Ohio University’s business college will serve as the university’s president for the next two years. Hugh Sherman will serve out the remaining two years that President Duane Nellis would have served under the terms of his six-year contract. Nellis announced two weeks ago that he is stepping… Read More

Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

Pandemic Deepens Ohio University’s Budget Crisis

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University expects to lose about $20 million in revenue because so many students are choosing not to return to campus this semester. This is just one piece of a projected budget deficit of $32.2 million for the current fiscal year, forcing the university to again dip into its reserves to… Read More

Ohio University's Alumni Gateway on March 10, 2020

Ohio University Leaders Struggled To Forecast Depth Of Budget Crisis

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories that will examine the budget crisis that has left Ohio University looking to cut millions of dollars in expenses. As the region’s largest employer, the decisions it makes can have a profound effect on the local economy. The stories will look at the specific… Read More

Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

OU Executive’s Bonus Raises Questions About Transparency

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — One thing the payment of a $100,000 bonus to an Ohio University senior executive a few months ago has made clear is that this can be done in private. No public vote was taken, and no other public disclosure was required. Had the university’s board of trustees signed off on the… Read More