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

Ohio University Recovering From Pandemic, But Big Challenges Remain

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University’s board of trustees saw evidence Friday that the university is recovering from the depths of the pandemic. Freshmen enrollment is expected to be up significantly from last year’s incoming class, which was one of the smallest in nearly three decades. And the projected budget deficits are not as massive… 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

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WATCH: Parents And Students Reevaluate College Costs Amid Virtual Learning

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — For higher education, the pandemic has forced major questions about affordability and cost into the spotlight. Both students and parents are hesitant to spend tens of thousands of dollars on classes taken via video, and many feel that the loss of on-campus life upends the college value proposition entirely. Scott Galloway,… Read More

OU Trustee Committee Advances Tuition Hike For Full Board’s Approval

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ATHENS (WOUB) — Ohio University’s Board of Trustees will decide on whether to approve a 3.5-percent increase in tuition at all Ohio University campuses Friday after the proposal received a committee’s approval. Deb Shaffer, Vice President for Finance and Administration, explained reasons for the proposal to the Resources, Facilities, and Affordability Committee Thursday. Wanting to inform… Read More