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Post Haste: A Boyd rebirth; Rape allegations follow Acacia fraternity

The new West Green dining hall has opened to varying reviews.

Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Monday, Aug. 24, 2015:

Welcome back, Bobcats. Boyd Dining Hall is dead.

During the weekend, West Green Market District (formerly Boyd Dining Hall) opened its doors for the first time. Students packed into the now health-conscious eatery Saturday and Sunday.

“It was healthier, but it tasted a little bland,” sophomore Josh Gregory told The Post. “Overall, I was unimpressed.”  

You might notice hundreds of bewildered, confused freshmen on your walk to class today. Please consider helping them. If you are a bewildered, confused freshman, please consider asking for help.


Wear shorts and leave your umbrella at home. Athens will see no rain and a high of 79 today, according to Ohio University’s Scalia Lab.


  • OU Student Union passed around a tip sheet yesterday alleging that Acacia fraternity members are "notorious" for "raping girls." (The Post)
  • OU officially welcomed the class of 2019 Sunday in the Convo. (The Post)

  • The Union still hasn’t announced an opening date yet, but repairs are underway. (The Post)

  • Tip to freshmen: You should put Catmail on your phone. Here’s how: (The Post)

  • Bobcat Lane (a street connecting Richland Avenue to Baker Center) is open after two years of conflict between the city and university. (The Post)


Bobcat football is still more than a week away, but The Post caught up with some players about the upcoming season. Multiple players agreed on one thing: the ‘Cats need to get back to a bowl game.

And if you haven’t heard, 2015 alum Maurice Ndour signed with the Dallas Mavericks this summer.

OU women’s soccer lost to Purdue 3-0 over the weekend.

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What's going on outside of Athens today: For a global look at news, check out The New York Times' daily briefing.

Apple is recalling some iPhones that are taking bad photos.

Donald Trump, who has made headlines for his firm stance on immigration late last week, expressed support for international students, saying those students “should not be thrown out of our country.”

You need textbooks

Most Uptown bookstores open at roughly 8:30 a.m. today and close at or before 6 p.m.

More info: Little Professor, College Book Store, Follett’s

Try Library Genesis or Project Gutenberg for free eBooks, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Athens bar specials tonight

Pawpurr’s Bar: Half-off drinks from 8-9 p.m.

The Pub: $1.50 domestic pints.

Tony’s: $2.25 well drinks and free peanuts.

Red Brick Tavern: $1 well drinks and domestics from 6-9 p.m.

Courtside Pizza: $5 Bud Lite pitchers from 4-9 p.m.

Thanks for starting your day with The Post. Have this gif; come back tomorrow.


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