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Post Haste: Who do you want to be Ohio University's graduation speaker? Snow-soaked partiers trashed at least one bar

You could vote for the old guy from Modern Family.

Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Monday, Jan. 25, 2015:

A pro baseball player, a journalist and an actor walk into an Athens bar...

OK, I’ll spare you the joke. But those are the occupations of three people being considered to speak at OU’s commencement ceremony this spring.

Just before the weekend an email blast to OU students gave them the opportunity to vote on “peer-recommended” commencement speakers.

Among the nominees were Ed O’Neill (the old guy from Modern Family), Mike Schmidt (legendary MLB third baseman), Wes Lowery (reporter for the Washington Post, though his name is misspelled on the ballot) and Paula Shugart (President of the Miss Universe organization).

See the full ballot here. Votes must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., this coming Wednesday.

Interested in getting Post Haste sent directly to your email address each morning? Register here.


Shorts. High of 43 degrees today. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)


  • Snow-drenched bar goers caused a large puddle to form inside The CI during the weekend. (The Post)

  • The OU Board of Trustees met late last week. (The Post)

  • The Communication Residential Learning Community is moving from James Hall to East Green. (The Post)

Scores and Game Times

The club hockey team is home after a weekend in Arizona.

The women’s basketball team rolled over Northern Illinois and while the opposite happened to the men’s team in a bad loss against Central Michigan.

You might also want to know …

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska Sunday. (AccuWeather)

Anheuser-Busch is sending more than 51,000 cans of drinking water to Flint, MI. (ABC)

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: $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.


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