Voting closed yesterday.
Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016:
We told you Monday about the university asking students to help select this spring’s commencement speaker.
Well, one of the people up for consideration got wind of the ballot, and he’s pretty excited about it. He submitted a long-winded post to Reddit detailing his feelings (he found out via the Athens Messenger, but we won’t hold that against him).
Alex Sheen, the founder of a non-profit called Because I Said I Would, said he “almost threw (his) phone to the ground in a touchdown dance in a game (he) didn’t know he was playing.”
Because I Said I Would aims to “strengthen humanity’s will” by encouraging people to keep promises. The organization sends “promise cards” to people around the world as part of its efforts.
Excited as he is, Sheen said being selected to speak is likely a long shot, given he’s “no Al Bundy.”
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Mostly sunny, nothing falling from the sky, and a high of 40 degrees today. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)
West 82 will be renovated this summer. (The Post)
Kasich just picked up a big endorsement for his presidential bid. (The Post)
An elderly man escaped a nursing home in an electric wheelchair last week. (The Post)
Scores and Game Times
Women’s basketball beat Akron last night.
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If you missed the Kanye v. Wiz Khalifa v. Amber Rose Twitter fight yesterday, you’re in for a doozy. (The Verge)
The Wounded Warrior Project might be a little sketchy. (NYT)
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 well drinks. $2.50 Cali Boy and Vegas Bombs
Red Brick Tavern: $1 well drinks and domestics from 6-9 p.m.