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Trump’s Syrian Policy Fosters Chaos & Supports ISIS Resurgence Expert Says


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President Donald Trump’s newly announced withdrawal of American troops from Northeastern Syria opens the door for Turkey to attack America’s Kurdish allies in the region, says Dr. Nukhet Sandal, Chair of the Political Science Department at Ohio University. The potential of Turkey attacking an unprotected U.S. ally is dangerous at many levels, according to Dr…. Read More

College/University Enrollments Go Down as Potential Students Question Value


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College and university student enrollments are in a downward spiral because of multiple factors including parents and students questioning the value of a college education, according to Dr. Richard Vedder, author, historian, columnist, and emeritus professor of economics at Ohio University. Demographically, there is a decline in the number of traditional college eligible students born… Read More

Chagas Disease Is Being Battled By Ohio University Researchers and Students


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Ohio University researchers and students are fighting to prevent the dreaded Chagas disease in Ecuador and its spread to the United States. Each year, according to the World Health Organization, over 8 million people are infected with Chagas disease mostly in Latin America. However, nearly 300,000 people in the United States are also infected. The… Read More

Science Journalism Is Important to Understanding Emerging Technologies


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Amy Nordrum, a veteran science journalist, feels that fact-based science reporting helps an audience navigate through new technologies and new discoveries that will impact people’s daily lives. Nordrum currently is news editor of “IEEE Spectrum,” an award-winning technology and engineering magazine based in New York City. She also is a frequent guest on Public Radio’s… Read More

Journalist Maria Gallucci Touts the Importance of Environmental Reporting


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Science reporting and writing has become the mainstay of award-winning journalist Maria Gallucci. She feels that factual writing about the environment and in-depth science reporting is important and necessary in a world clouded with concepts of “alternative facts” and “spin.” Gallucci is a bi-lingual reporter who has had global experience with an emphasis on reporting… Read More

Media Innovator Explains How Pulitzer Prize Winning ‘The Wall’ Was Created


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“The Wall: Unknown stories. Unintended consequences.” is a Pulitzer Prize winning multimedia series from USA Today Network and Gannett that delves into life along the southern border of the United States – the same border where President Donald Trump proposes to build his wall. “The explanatory report, led by then Arizona Republic’s vice president of… Read More