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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."
Wednesday, July 2,2014
Campus NEWS

OU ramps up scholarship program

By Kaleb Carter

Ohio University has pledged $25 million to its endowed scholarship program, as money flows from donors' pockets to the university. By matching 50 cents to every dollar donated (the university's goal is to get $50 million in donations), $75 million in new scholarship/educational support could be in the works.

Wednesday, July 2,2014
Campus NEWS

Ridges committee urges enhanced use of open land

By David DeWitt
The Ridges Advisory Committee would like to maximize use of the 740-acre historic property on Athens' southwest side while emphasizing community engagement, campus connectivity and sustainable growth, according to presentations given Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 2,2014
Campus NEWS

Hocking officials apply elbow grease to hike numbers

By Conor Morris
Following a sharp downward tread in enrollment over the past few years, Hocking College officials say they intend to ramp up recruitment and retention efforts for the community college's fall semester.
Wednesday, July 2,2014
Campus NEWS

OU students get wrapped up in World Cup hoopla

By Kaleb Carter
An opportunity in the works for two years arrived recently for a group of Ohio University students who traveled to Brazil and Europe to report on the World Cup.
Sunday, June 29,2014
Campus NEWS

OU Trustees hike tuition, but Student Senate not happy

1.5 percent tuition hike, 3.5 percent residence hall room rate increase, 1 percent increase in meal plan rates, 5 percent increase in OUHCOMM fees

By Conor Morris
In what Ohio University President Roderick McDavis called the university's "third record-setting year" for enrollment in a row, the OU Board of Trustees on Friday approved a 1.5 percent tuition hike for all undergraduate students this fall.
Sunday, June 29,2014
Campus NEWS

OU plans to seek $250 million bond to carve away at mountain of deferred maintenance

Without action, OU could be on track to have up to $1 billion in deferred maintenance costs by 2020

By Conor Morris
The Ohio University Board of Trustees has approved moving forward on a $250 million Century Bond. The university would use the bond to finance $1.3 billion to be invested into deferred maintenance over the next 100 years.
 
 
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