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Another Epidemic: Youth Vaping on the Rise

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Teen vaping is reaching epidemic proportions, with nearly 40 percent of 12th graders reporting use of a vaping device in the past year, and more than 20 percent reporting vaping in the past month. According to the manufacturer, a single JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes, so why… Read More

The Marching 110 playing before Ohios Homecoming game

Marching 110 Virtual Video Goes Viral: The Story Behind It

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ATHENS, Ohio  (WOUB) — Instead of playing at events like a bowl game or MAC basketball tournament, students of the Marching 110 are back at home bringing an unprecedented challenge. “From there just seeing how we can operate and get somethings accomplished with everyone being gone,” Marching 110 Band Director Dr. Richard Suk said. And… Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

Summer Classes at Ohio University Move to Remote Instruction

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University announced that there will be no in-person summer classes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Provost Elizabeth Sayrs made the announcement in an email sent out on Friday, April 3. “Ohio University will continue to deliver all classes on all campuses through remote and online instruction through the summer, including classes… Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

Ohio University Students Get Options for Grading Amid Coronavirus Disruption

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is introducing an alternative grading option for students dealing with the coronavirus-based interruption of their school year. Robin Muhammad, president of Ohio University’s Faculty Senate, sent an email outlining key changes on Monday, writing, “We want to do all we can to equitably respond to the diverse impacts the… Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

Ohio University Delays Personnel-Related Budget Cuts During Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University has paused personnel-related budget reductions in response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. According to a release, the university on Wednesday requested the action be taken for an undetermined amount of time. “Our current focus must be on the safety and well-being of our campus communities as we continue to ensure… Read More

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TEDx Ohio University


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TEDxOhioUniversity is an independently organized event licensed by TED and will offer participants the opportunity to connect with proven and successful visionaries who have propelled ideas into action. Thought leaders from across the region will provide presentations that focus on the theme “Thriving in Rural Communities.” TEDxOhioUniversity 2020 “Thriving in Rural Communities” aims to highlight… Read More

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Historic Selection to Head E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Eddith Dashiell has been named the next director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, Dean Scott Titsworth announced on Friday. Dashiell will be both the first woman and the first African American to hold the position. “I see my role as… Read More

Fall 2019 Commencement at Ohio University

Ohio University Postpones Spring Commencement and All Regional Campus Graduation Activities

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University has decided to postpone Spring 2020 Commencement and all graduation activities on all regional campuses. According to an email OU President Duane Nellis sent Wednesday morning, the university is making the decision “in alignment with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” The recommendations updated Monday… Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

How to Support Ohio University Students Impacted by COVID-19 Outbreak

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is collecting funds to give financial support to students who may be affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak. All students are encouraged not to return to the main campus. Classes at all OU locations will take place online for the remainder of the semester. OU’s Division of Student Affairs… Read More

Mill Fest

City of Athens, Ohio University Will Not Permit any Fest Events Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Officials in Athens have said they will not allow any “fest” events to take place this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a joint release from the City of Athens, Athens City-County Health Department, and Ohio University Monday, there is an effort to organize a “fest” event for… Read More