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Ohio University Board Says Professor Accused Of Sexual Harassment Should Be Fired

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio University board of trustees voted unanimously Friday morning that a professor found to have sexually harassed two female students should be fired. The board rejected a recommendation by a special committee of the Faculty Senate, which said journalism professor Yusuf Kalyango should keep his tenure and be reinstated as… Read More

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

Ohio University Enrollment On Path To Continue Slide As Peers Project Gains

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is on track for one of its lowest undergraduate enrollments in several decades, which will have financial repercussions for years to come. The deadline for incoming freshmen to submit their housing deposits is less than four weeks away. So far, the number of confirmed freshmen enrollments at Ohio University… Read More

The Creighton Bluejays take on the Ohio Bobcats in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament held at Hinkle Fieldhouse on March 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Ohio Men’s Basketball: What Went Wrong for the Bobcats in their Season-Ending Loss to Creighton

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOUB) — The magic dust withered away from the Ohio Bobcats as a 72-58 loss at the hands of the Creighton Bluejays put an end to Ohio’s unexpected journey into the NCAA Tournament. Coming into the game, the Bobcats always were able to push the pace up the floor and then set screens… Read More

The Creighton Blue Jays take on the Ohio Bobcats in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament held at Hinkle Fieldhouse on March 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA) Photos via Getty Images)

Bobcats’ Memorable Season Ends With Loss To Creighton In Second Round

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOUB) — The 2020-21 season was an experience unlike anything else.  With limited fans in arenas, weekly COVID testing routines, mask-wearing and social distancing, no other season in college basketball history comes anything close to what the past five months have been like for programs. While some teams felt the wrath of the… Read More

Students on Court Street after OU's win in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Saturday, March 20

Post-Game Party In Uptown Athens Could Bring Charges

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — At least one person may be facing criminal charges following a mass celebration in uptown Athens Saturday night. Hundreds of students flooded Court Street after the upset win by Ohio University over the University of Virginia in the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The students for the most… Read More

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Duo of Vander Plas, Preston shine once again in Upset of Virginia

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WOUB) — Court Street back in Athens is in a frenzy after the Ohio Bobcats, the 2021 MAC Champions and 13 seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament, continued their improbable season after knocking off the four seed, the Virginia Cavaliers 62-58, who came into the game as the defending National… Read More

BLOOMINGTON, IN - MARCH 20: Ben Vander Plas #5 of the Ohio Bobcats celebrates during the closing seconds of their 62-58 win over the Virginia Cavaliers in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division I MenÕs Basketball Tournament held at at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on March 20, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Grant Halverson/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bracket-Busting Bobcats Upset Virginia in First Round of NCAA Tournament

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WOUB) — As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the several hundred Ohio Bobcat fans inside Assembly Hall made it sound like the historic building was filled with 17,000 strong.  After the buzzer sounded, the Ohio bench stormed onto the court and celebrated, much like the Bobcats did after their 2010 and… Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

Ohio University Ending Employee Furloughs Early Thanks To Budget Boost

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University expects to end the fiscal year with a balanced budget or even a surplus, a dramatic shift from previous projections. As a result, the university will end the mandatory employee furloughs early and may even refund some of the lost earnings. “We’re hopeful this decision on the furlough will… Read More

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

Ohio University Trustees Raise ‘Serious Questions’ About Report In Sexual Harassment Case

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University’s board of trustees was faced with conflicting recommendations Monday night as it weighed the fate of a professor accused of sexual harassment. Two faculty ethics committees, the university’s provost and the university’s president have recommended journalism professor Yusuf Kalyango’s tenure be revoked and he be dismissed. But a special… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas scored his 1,000th career point in Thursday's victory over Eastern Michigan.

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats Continue to Roll, Extend Win Streak to Six

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A six-game winning streak.  It’s something the Bobcats haven’t achieved since the 2012-13 season, when Jim Christian was the head coach and D.J. Cooper led the charge for the Bobcats.  Ohio won seven in a row and 12 of 13 games that season while sharing a MAC regular season title. Despite… Read More

Holes In Roof Causing Significant Damage To Historic Buildings At The Ridges

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Up on a hilltop across the river from Ohio University sits The Ridges, one of the most beloved and iconic landmarks in the Athens area. Water is leaking through holes in the roof of three of the most historically significant buildings every time it rains or snows, causing serious damage. The… Read More

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Student Senate Discusses Kalyango Tenure Decision At Meeting

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University students weighed in on the recent actions of the Faculty Senate to submit and then withdraw a committee report recommending a journalism professor found to have sexually harassed two female students by the school’s Title IX office keep his tenure. The discussion was part of Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting,… Read More

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

Questions Surface After Faculty Senate Votes To Withdraw Report Recommending Kalyango Keep Tenure

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University’s Faculty Senate voted Monday to withdraw a recommendation that a faculty member keep his tenure following investigations that concluded he sexually harassed two female students. The university’s board of trustees, which has the final say over loss of tenure, issued a statement Tuesday night saying that it plans to… Read More

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Ohio University Scientists Search For A Way To Shut Down Coronavirus

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — In the race to defeat COVID-19, much of the focus has been on vaccines that stimulate the body’s immune system to prepare for an attack. But a research team at Ohio University is focused on another approach: Shut down the genetic machinery that allows the virus to replicate. The team is… 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

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Ohio University Football Game Against Buffalo Canceled Due To COVID-19

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The undefeated Buffalo Bulls have clinched the Mid-American Conference East Division football title without playing another down. The Mid-American Conference announced its game at Ohio on Saturday was canceled and declared a no contest because the Bobcats’ roster was depleted as a result of players testing positive for COVID-19. Buffalo was… Read More

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

Ohio University’s Budget Crisis Rooted In Economics Of Higher Education

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories examining 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 look at the specific issues facing Ohio… 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

Long-Term Care Facility In Athens Co. Sees Sudden Spike in COVID-19 Cases

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A long-term care facility in Athens County that had no coronavirus cases on Friday reported 19 cases on Monday. This development was reported to the Athens City Council Monday evening by Jack Pepper, administrator of the Athens City-County Health Department. Pepper said that COVID-19 cases in Athens County, which have been… Read More

A sign inside one of Ohio University's academic buildings encouraging students to fill seats from the back of the room

Ohio University Quarantines Entire Dorm Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

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ATHENS, Ohio  (WOUB) —  Ohio University has placed an entire dorm under quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to the university’s announcement, the quarantine was directed by the Athens City-County Health Department after 20% of the students living in Boyd Hall tested positive. Because of Ohio University’s limited reopening, fewer than 100 students… Read More

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

Ohio University Launches Webpage Listing Executive Compensation

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University launched a new webpage Friday that posts the compensation, including bonuses, paid to senior executives. Until Friday, the only way for the public to get this information from the university was through a public records act request. The university has been taking some heat over executive compensation following the… Read More