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Ohio University's class gateway at College Green, photographed on May 2, 2019

Ohio University’s historic Scott Quad building is set to be torn down

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University plans to demolish a historic campus building despite efforts by a local preservation group to buy time to explore other uses for the structure. In October, the university decided to tear down Scott Quad, an 85-year-old building named after the school’s seventh president. It was first used as a… Read More

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WOUB is releasing a new limited series podcast about the people buried at the old Athens Lunatic Asylum


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Episode one will be released July 28 ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media is preparing to launch a new podcast that will shed light on some of the mystery surrounding the cemeteries at the old Athens Lunatic Asylum in southeast Ohio, now known as The Ridges. WHO Lies Beneath: The Asylum gives names and voices… Read More

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Approximately 94% of 2022 Ohio University seniors who worked at WOUB Public Media had jobs before they graduated


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ATHENS, OH – Approximately 94% of Ohio University seniors who worked at WOUB Public Media while they were in college had jobs in the media industry before they graduated. The statistic is a testament to the career launching power of the hands-on professional training that students gain at WOUB. “WOUB gives students the opportunity to… Read More

Former WOUB Student Steve Kurrent retires after 32 years as a producer/director at WEWS in Cleveland


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Kurrent graduated from Ohio University in 1983 ATHENS, OH – Steve Kurrent won 24 regional Emmy awards in his nearly 40-year career as a television director. He says without Ohio University and WOUB, none of it would have been possible. “I grew up in Euclid, Ohio near Cleveland,” said Kurrent. “And I always wanted to… Read More

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Former WOUB Student Doug Drew establishes fund to support professional development for current WOUB students


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Drew graduated from Ohio University in 1978 ATHENS, OH – Former WOUB Student Doug Drew is paying his WOUB experience forward with a $125,000 gift commitment to establish an endowment and provide immediate-use funding to help current WOUB students enhance their skills and take their careers to the next level. The Doug Drew WOUB Student… Read More

WOUB and E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Student Silver Barker is one of the recipients of the 73 West State Street Award


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ATHENS, OH – Ohio University Sophomore and WOUB Student Silver Barker of Shaker Heights, Ohio feels like she is one step closer to reaching her dream thanks to another former WOUBer and generous alumnus. Barker recently learned that she is a recipient of the 73 West State Street Award, a scholarship for students in the… Read More

WOUB Student John Curtsinger awarded two scholarships established by Ohio University Alumni


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ATHENS, OH – Ohio University Junior and WOUB Student John Curtsinger of Paducah, Kentucky, is getting a little help paying his out of state tuition thanks to two former WOUBers and generous alumni. Curtsinger was recently awarded the Larry and JoAnn Katz Family Scholarship and Leonard E. Auerbach Regional Representatives Scholarship for next school year…. Read More