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9:08 am - Thursday, May 10, 2012
We are better than this … We know that it is not all of our students who are making bad decisions.

Ohio University President Roderick McDavis said that because of Palmer Fest, which was shut down by police last month after an arsonist set a student rental home on fire, an online search of “Ohio University” turns up countless “ frightening” and “embarrassing” stories, pictures and videos relating to the party.

University and city officials are “appalled by the window that was opened on our community” by the April 28 party, McDavis said.

3:14 pm - Monday, Apr 30, 2012
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The fire that cut short the annual Palmer Fest in Athens over the weekend has been ruled arson by state investigators.
Photo: Ohio Fire Marshal

The fire that cut short the annual Palmer Fest in Athens over the weekend has been ruled arson by state investigators.

Photo: Ohio Fire Marshal

11:03 am - Monday, Apr 2, 2012
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This school year, Ohio University, Kenyon College and Wright State University all offered some type of “gender-neutral” housing for the first time. They plan to expand their offerings because it has gone so well.
Several other Ohio schools, including Oberlin, CCAD and Miami University, have had some co-ed housing for many years.
"It’s about giving students choices so that they feel comfortable with their environment, so that they can be the best they can be inside and outside of the classroom," said Alicia Dugas, assistant dean of students for housing and residential life at Kenyon.
Above: CCAD students and roommates Ryun Harrison, Samantha Oxley and Graham Fisher. Photo by Dispatch photographer Jeff Hinkley

This school year, Ohio University, Kenyon College and Wright State University all offered some type of “gender-neutral” housing for the first time. They plan to expand their offerings because it has gone so well.

Several other Ohio schools, including Oberlin, CCAD and Miami University, have had some co-ed housing for many years.

"It’s about giving students choices so that they feel comfortable with their environment, so that they can be the best they can be inside and outside of the classroom," said Alicia Dugas, assistant dean of students for housing and residential life at Kenyon.

Above: CCAD students and roommates Ryun Harrison, Samantha Oxley and Graham Fisher. Photo by Dispatch photographer Jeff Hinkley

11:30 am - Friday, Mar 23, 2012
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Last night’s UC-OSU game was bittersweet for Ohioans, who now have at least one team securing a spot in the Elite Eight — the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the University of Cincinnati Bearcats — but are down to three Ohio teams fighting for victory.

Tonight: The Xavier Musketeers face the Baylor Bears at 7:17 p.m. (CBS) and the Ohio Bobcats take on the University of North Carolina Tar Heels at 7:47 p.m. (TBS).

9:19 am - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012
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Our front page today.
Way to go, Ohio! Four teams in the Sweet 16!

Our front page today.

Way to go, Ohio! Four teams in the Sweet 16!

9:19 am - Monday, Jan 23, 2012
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Trombonist Sarah Morrow, a Pickerington, Ohio, native and an Ohio University alumna, is the only female ever to join Ray Charles’ band.
Morrow joins the Columbus Jazz Orchestra this Friday and Saturday to celebrate her mentor’s memory with “Hit the Road, Jack: The Music of Ray Charles.”

Trombonist Sarah Morrow, a Pickerington, Ohio, native and an Ohio University alumna, is the only female ever to join Ray Charles’ band.

Morrow joins the Columbus Jazz Orchestra this Friday and Saturday to celebrate her mentor’s memory with “Hit the Road, Jack: The Music of Ray Charles.”

10:41 am - Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012
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Ohio University student and ROTC cadet Matt Pirrello wasn’t about to let a simple drill get the better of him. So what if he had lost a leg?

He had been doing “about-faces” since he joined the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in 2009.

Now, the once-simple act of raising his right foot, placing it about half a shoe length behind his left heel and then rotating, threw him.

"The movement depends on having a knee and foot that bend in ways my prosthetic leg can’t," said Pirrello, who lost his right leg in a training accident 18 months ago.

Video by Dispatch photographer Brooke LaValley

9:55 am - Friday, Nov 11, 2011
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Colleges march to beat of different drummers

On Sunday, when uniformed members of the Best Damn Band in the Land perform onstage in their annual Veterans Memorial show, audiences can expect an upbeat two-hour roundup of the school’s iconic pep songs and halftime fare, ranging from jazz and Broadway to classic rock.
The next night, during an Ohio Theatre concert by the Ohio University Marching 110, players will parade down the aisles and boogie in their chairs. They’ll offer the season’s Top 40 and retro cuts that include AC/DC, Adele and the LMFAO club thumper Party Rock Anthem, which features a dance break — the same on-field rendition that has clocked the Athens bunch more than 4 million YouTube views since its Oct. 1 debut.
Even within the venue’s stately confines, “Everyone will be moving,” said Rocco Contini, 22, an OU tenor saxophone player and the group’s choreographer.

Read more from The Columbus Dispatch via WOUB. | Photo credit: Brooke LaValley, The Columbus Dispatch.
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Colleges march to beat of different drummers

On Sunday, when uniformed members of the Best Damn Band in the Land perform onstage in their annual Veterans Memorial show, audiences can expect an upbeat two-hour roundup of the school’s iconic pep songs and halftime fare, ranging from jazz and Broadway to classic rock.

The next night, during an Ohio Theatre concert by the Ohio University Marching 110, players will parade down the aisles and boogie in their chairs. They’ll offer the season’s Top 40 and retro cuts that include AC/DC, Adele and the LMFAO club thumper Party Rock Anthem, which features a dance break — the same on-field rendition that has clocked the Athens bunch more than 4 million YouTube views since its Oct. 1 debut.

Even within the venue’s stately confines, “Everyone will be moving,” said Rocco Contini, 22, an OU tenor saxophone player and the group’s choreographer.

Read more from The Columbus Dispatch via WOUB. | Photo credit: Brooke LaValley, The Columbus Dispatch.

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11:00 am - Friday, Oct 28, 2011
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Try dressing up for Halloween without dressing  down others
Ohio University student organization STARS (Students Teaching About Racism in Society) created a poster campaign that has gone viral, and many other universities have even requested to use the posters on their own campuses.
"Racially offensive costumes happen every Halloween," said Taylor See,  20, a student who designed the posters. "I think people don’t realize they’re offending  others."

Try dressing up for Halloween without dressing down others

Ohio University student organization STARS (Students Teaching About Racism in Society) created a poster campaign that has gone viral, and many other universities have even requested to use the posters on their own campuses.

"Racially offensive costumes happen every Halloween," said Taylor See, 20, a student who designed the posters. "I think people don’t realize they’re offending others."

3:00 pm - Thursday, Oct 20, 2011
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The first legislation has been proposed to ban private ownership of exotic animals in the wake of Tuesday’s release of 56 animals in Zanesville.

At the same time, an online petition started by Ohio University student Liz Dumler, 22, calling for the ban of exotic animal ownership in Ohio has racked up more than 43,000 signatures in less than 48 hours.

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