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Sunday, July 20,2014
Campus NEWS

Summer workshop at OU aims to teach media makers of the future

More than 50 students converged upon Athens last week for the Media High School Summer Workshop at Ohio University. The Scripps College of Communication School of Media Arts and Studies sponsored the event, and most sessions took place in the new Schoonover Center.
Sunday, July 20,2014
Campus NEWS

Magistrate sides with student in broken-thumb suit

Despite OU attorney claims that student "simply can't be believed"

By David DeWitt
A magistrate has decided against the Ohio University Police Department and recommended a judgment of over $22,000 in a lawsuit from a student alleging an officer broke her thumb during a drunk-driving arrest.
Friday, July 18,2014
Campus NEWS

Students react to turmoil on campus Tuesday related to shooting hoax

By Scott Proietti
Tuesday afternoon, Ohio University's East Green's usual tranquil atmosphere devolved into chaos as police agencies invaded the green to investigate a report of a possible shooting in Gamertsfelder residence hall.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Campus NEWS

OU Board votes to pick up tax tab for president’s house

By Conor Morris
Through an ongoing assessment of Ohio University, the IRS has determined that OU President Roderick McDavis is liable for income taxes on the university-provided President's Residence he lives in for free at 29 Park Place. The house is considered a taxable benefit, according to the IRS.
Tuesday, July 15,2014
Campus NEWS

OU President Roderick McDavis issues statement about false shooting report on East Green

By Ohio University President Roderick McDavis

 Editor's note: Ohio University President Roderick McDavis issued the following statement early Tuesday evening about events earlier Tuesday on the East Green.

Tuesday, July 15,2014
Campus NEWS

False shooting report disrupts campus, draws media

State Patrol, OUPD and other law enforcement find no evidence of shooting

Authorities are continuing to investigate an emergency call in Brown County that set off an intense response over a possible shooting at Ohio University in Athens Tuesday. It became clear as afternoon turned into evening Tuesday that no shooting had occurred after all.
Sunday, July 13,2014
Campus NEWS

Zombie apocalypse blends with Brew Week crowds

Human vs. Zombies Summer Edition

By Conor Morris
A zombie apocalypse happened this weekend in Athens. Amid the mass of out-of-towners, Ohio University students and local residents enjoying the Ohio Brew Week beers that flowed like water from uptown bars, humans valiantly tried, and died, while fighting off the Zombie threat with NERF guns, SuperSoakers and water balloons.
Sunday, July 13,2014
Campus NEWS

OU education building to get major facelift

Old dining halls also have work planned

By Conor Morris
OU has $32 million worth of renovations planned for McCracken Hall on East Green to better fit several programs that have been expanding over the years.
Sunday, July 13,2014
Campus NEWS

OU receives record number of applications for fall semester

But some concern over capacity for growth on Athens campus

By Conor Morris
Ohio University has received a record 20,913 applications for its upcoming fall semester thus far, already a 5 percent increase from application numbers last year, and the largest growth in the state of Ohio currently.
Sunday, July 6,2014
Campus NEWS

Medical college dean takes it on the chin in faculty evaluations

Dean pledges to work to improve relations wih faculty

By Terry Smith
Two years into his tenure as dean of Ohio University's medical college, Kenneth H. Johnson got hammered in his recent faculty evaluations, with the faculty evaluation committee noting that "many faculty" feel that "morale in the college is at an all-time low."
 
 
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