And read to the bottom for Athens bar specials.
Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015:
Hi, folks. It’s hump day.
Normally, this is just a bad day. But during syllabus week it’s unusually depressing. You need to buy textbooks. Like, today.
The Post caught up with two freshmen buying textbooks Uptown.
“I feel like I’m setting my money on fire,” Ryan Jacobs, a chemistry major, said.
Trey Frederick, an engineering student, called the experience “heartbreaking.”
You know what’s more heartbreaking than buying books? Failing classes. You should get on that.
Mostly cloudy and no chance of rain today. Expect a little wind. High of 73. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)
- OU has hired a new director for its Women’s Center. (The Post)
- Athens County Democrats are looking for a new chair. (The Post)
- OU’s Board of Trustees meets Thursday up in Dublin. (The Post)
- The Richland Avenue roundabout will be under construction today. Expect delays. (Athens Messenger).
Scores & Game Times
No Bobcat scores to report, but The Post’s sports staff has the lowdown on OU’s new running back — a recent transfer from Iowa. (The Post)
You might also want to know ...
Fox News Chairman and OU alum Roger Ailes said he believes Donald Trump should apologize for negative remarks he made about Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly on Twitter. (CNN)
A man was crushed to death by a WWII-era tank by the Jelly Belly CEO’s husband at a family reunion. (LA Times)
The U.S. has sent fighter jets to Eastern Europe to support NATO members in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. (The Guardian)
For more global news, check out The New York Times' daily briefing.
Athens bar specials tonight
Pawpurr’s Bar: Half-off drinks from 8-9 p.m.
The Pub: $2.50 domestic aquariums, $1.50 shot of the night
Red Brick Tavern: $1 well drinks and domestics from 6-9 p.m.
Courtside Pizza: $0.50 slices until 9 p.m., $2 Blue Moon and mixed drinks from 4-9 p.m.
Have a good Wednesday. Enjoy this gif of the campus gates.