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Students Refuse to Follow Tobacco-Free Initiative

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ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio University is hoping to make its Tobacco-free Initiative a campus policy within the next few years. The initiative became effective as of August 1, 2015 in an effort to reduce tobacco use on campus. As a part of that initiative are tobacco cessation courses offered at no cost by the university’s Heath Promotion Department…. Read More

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Ohio International Students Won’t Comment on Trump’s Travel Ban

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ATHENS, Ohio — International students at Ohio University are reluctant to comment in President Trump’s most recent action banning residents of some Muslim countries from entering the U.S. The President signed an executive order Friday that bars of refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The policy, titled “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry… Read More

Actor Darryl Van Leer to Perform ‘Roadhouse Lounge’ at OHIO Lancaster


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Actor Darryl Van Leer will perform his one-man show, Roadhouse Lounge, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wagner Theatre on the Ohio University Lancaster campus.  The event is FREE and open to the public. The show is a musical tale of redemption that follows the story of Matthew Porter, proprietor of a once famous blues and rock ‘n’ roll… Read More

ESPN Places Ohio U. Among the Best Campuses for Recruits to Visit

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The long-celebrated Ohio University campus is in the news again. In ESPN’ s “Top 10: College campuses for recruits to visit, non-hoops version,” Ohio University was No. 4 on the countdown. The article focuses on basketball programs with visit-worthy campuses, without accounting for on-court results. Ohio was named along with basketball powers like Wisconsin, Notre… Read More

The Ridges Master Plan Nearing Completion

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The Ridges Master Plan Committee is expected to wrap up its recommendations for what Ohio University should do with the former Athens Lunatic Asylum in the coming months. In the meantime, a $300,000 stabilization project to help preserve some of the buildings will be undertaken. Last week, The Ridges Advisory Committee — made up of… Read More

Student Research And Creative Activity Expo Set For Thursday

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On Thursday, more than 800 Ohio University students will fill the Convocation Center with presentations and exhibits of their original research, scholarship and creative work. Ohio University’s Student Research and Creative Activity Expo, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will feature projects on topics such as the role of newspapers in examining… Read More

Coventry Lane Home Will Not Be Bought, Park Place Still Part of Comprehensive Plan

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After communications turned up during a search for public records requests, one of which was from WOUB, involving donations by the owner of the Coventry Lane property where Ohio University President Roderick McDavis is currently living, the university has decided not to take an option to buy the property. A lease agreement was entered into… Read More

OU Will Not Buy Leased President’s Residence

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Ohio University Vice President for Finance and Administration Steve Golding announced Monday that he will not recommend a purchase option for 31 Coventry Lane to the OU Board of Trustees. The decision to not purchase the home to serve as housing for OU President Roderick McDavis and his wife came after it was discovered that… Read More