Ohio University on Friday became the first of 14 public universities in Ohio to implement a tuition guarantee plan that sets tuition rates for four years for each future incoming cohort of undergraduate freshmen at OU.
Two OU students and an OU alumnus were arrested by Ohio University Police officers for allegedly disturbing Friday's Board of Trustees' meeting while protesting the Ohio Guarantee fixed-rate tuition plan on which Trustees were about to vote.
Between 75 and 100 students and others protested outside the ground-floor entrance to Ohio University's Baker Center Thursday against the Board of Trustees' expected approval Friday of a 5.1 percent increase.
Officers from the Ohio University
Police Department will get to know the faces and voices within the
community they serve this morning (Thursday), when they sit down and
enjoy cups of coffee at The Front Room in Baker Center as part of Coffee
with a Cop.
A former Ohio University Board of
Trustees chairwoman last week pleaded no contest to a second-degree
misdemeanor charge of dereliction of duty in connection with the
Columbus City Schools' data-rigging scandal.
The Ohio University Police Department sent out its second crime alert in 24 hours Friday – this one about a female student who reported being touched inappropriately by a stranger while walking outside last Tuesday afternoon.