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Ohio University Moves to Online-Only Classes for the Remainder of Spring Semester

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University has made the decision to move to distance learning for the remainder of the spring semester at all campuses and locations. The move was made Friday after other colleges and universities in the state took similar measure as a precaution to the coronavirus outbreak. An announcement on the university’s… Read More

Ohio University basketball players warm up in an empty arena without fans before an NCAA college basketball game against Akron in the Mid-American Conference men's tournament, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Cleveland..

Ohio Players Get in One Last Run After MAC Tourney Canceled

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio got in one last run after its season ended. The Bobcats were on the floor warming up to play Akron when the Mid-American Conference basketball tournament was canceled. The MAC was one of several leagues around the country to scrap games as concern grew over the coronavirus pandemic. After learning of… Read More

Ohio University's Alumni Gateway on March 10, 2020

Ohio University Changes Plan, Extends Spring Break Until March 22


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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is extending spring break until Sunday, March 22 as students, faculty, and staff prepare for a transition to online classes and the university tries to limit the spread of COVID-19. This newest announcement means remote and online instruction will begin Monday, March 23. OU announced Tuesday that all in-person… Read More

Ohio University's campus on March 10, 2020

Ohio University Moves to Online-Only Classes, Advises Students to Stay Home

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is suspending in-person instruction on all campuses and locations until at least March 30 and advises any students who traveled over spring break not to return to campus in an effort to prevent illness. President Duane Nellis said Tuesday in an email that the university is moving to virtual… Read More

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Ohio University Targets Jobs And $30+ Million In Cuts

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ATHENS, Ohio — The president of Ohio University said they will not be able to meet target budget reductions “without reducing positions in most if not all colleges and administrative divisions.” Duane Nellis, in an email sent to OU employees Friday, wrote that to address an imbalance in the school’s operating spending, an analysis recommends $26… Read More

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9 Indicted in 2018 Death of Ohio University Student

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(UPDATE 12/2 3:22 p.m.) The final defendant in the case surrounding the death of an Ohio University student will stand trial in early February. Joshua Thomas Androsac, 20, was arraigned in court Monday. He is charged with five felonies, including involuntary manslaughter and two counts of trafficking harmful intoxicants. Androsac pleaded not guilty on all counts…. Read More

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Ohio University Researchers Getting $3.2 Million to Improve Teacher Training

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Researchers at Ohio University will receive $3.2 million to study a new approach to professional development for teachers. The effort is meant to make teachers better equipped to meet the needs of students with emotional or behavioral issues. Researcher Julie Owens says teachers face a lot of stress in the classroom, which can make it difficult… Read More

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OU Names Three Finalists for LGBT Center Director Position

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ATHENS, Ohio — Three candidates have been named as finalists to direct Ohio University’s LBGT Center, which hasn’t had a permanent director since the controversial firing of the previous director in January. Micah McCary, Nicolas Franco and Kerr Mesner will participate in open forums on the Athens Campus Nov. 20, 21 and 22, respectively, as part… Read More

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Ohio University Investigates Engineering Fraternity For Alleged Violations

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ATHENS, Ohio — A professional coed fraternity at Ohio University is now under review as part of the school’s widespread investigation into alleged violations of the student code of conduct. The Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity was placed under a conduct review by the university on Friday. All non-academic group activities are suspended during this process “to… Read More