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I have been a 4-H member since I was a little girl. The 4-H motto is to make the best better. The pledge for myself and other 4-Hers is: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living. For my club, my COMMUNITY, …

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There is a bright side to the impeachment of President Trump: It makes it easy for me, as a professor teaching moral and political philosophy, to convince my students of the value of studying the history of Western political philosophy. 

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As journalists in the Your Voice Ohio project sit with people across the state, there is a realization that the issues heard in government meetings often bear little resemblance to what’s on the minds of many people in the community.

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I love learning about the adaptations of plants and animals, the ways they change their behavior or characteristics in order to survive difficult conditions. One of my favorites is the Montezuma oropendola, a large and spectacular bird of Central and South America.

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I write in support of professor Bill Reader’s comments, both to the Faculty Senate and in his separate op-ed piece in The Athens NEWS (Dec. 12) on the Ohio University administration’s approach to the difficult budget decisions being made.

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I recently presented a research poster ("Does Insect/Arthropod Biodiversity Extend Beyond Earth”) at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America. This poster stemmed from my examination of NASA photographs sent back to earth by the Curiosity rover. You can see my poster and su…

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I appreciate that Ohio University Trustees Dave Scholl and Janelle Coleman took a half hour on Monday to listen to Faculty Senate's concerns about the current administration's approach to budget realignment. Unfortunately, it appears the Trustees are being fed the same misinformation from Cu…

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Type “Eritrea freedom of speech” (without quotes) on Google and hit enter. You will get more than 2.3 million entries, and the majority are likely related to the level of repression on freedom of speech in that northeast African nation. A country that has banned all independent media since 2…

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I have a good friend, let's call him Jerry.  He's a fine fellow, multi-talented, a good father, and now a retiree. He reads a lot and keeps up with the latest trends, including politics. Most people can't name all nine Supreme Court justices. Jerry can.

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I was pleased to see the story about the actions and programs that Ohio University, OUSAP, OUPD other OU programs, and the Athens Police Department, are putting in place to address sexual assault at OU, particularly in the first-weeks-of-a-semester “Red Zone.”

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There has been a long debate in Athens County about the impact of including off-campus college students when calculating the county’s poverty rate. Athens County has the highest individual poverty rate in the state and has for many years. With Athens County being the home of Ohio University …