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Learn to explore caves at OU; university spends $39k per month on cable

Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016:

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OU spends $39,000 a month on cable. (The Post)

Third-party voters vote on principle rather than how a candidate does in the polls. (The Post)

Good morning,

As scheduling season sets in, you should know Ohio University offers some courses that aren’t your run-of-the-mill electives.

Perhaps the most popular example of this is the history of rock music (HIST 1240) course offered most semesters, which “examines birth, growth and development of rock music through its acceptance as art form.”

Lesser-known, it seems, is the observational astronomy course (ASTR 1400) — a one-credit-hour class that meets once a week from 8:10 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and gives students experience locating “stars, planets and deep-sky objects.”

And we would be remiss to skip over the bevy of attractive physical education and recreation courses offered on the Athens campus, including: Ice hockey; disc golf; ultimate frisbee; caving; scuba diving; and wilderness living skills.

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It’s November, but you won’t be able to tell by stepping outside. High of 78 degrees today. (Courtesy of the Scalia Lab)

Scores and Game Times

Nothing new here, but here’s some insight into how OU football can try to beat Buffalo this weekend. (The Post)

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Audio tapes smuggled out of North Korea capture the late Kim Jong Il criticizing his country’s lack of filmmaking prowess. (CNN)

Arby’s is testing venison (deer meat) sandwiches in Nashville, and they’re a hit. (USA Today)

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