ONA awards honor past Posties
The Post editorial staff clarifies information from stolen social security numbers.
The Multicultural Director had been an OU employee for 17 years.
Athens County will be one of several Ohio counties to house a marijuana testing site if an amendment to the state’s constitution passes in November.
The two-year state budget proposed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich includes $2 million to fight sexual assault on college campuses in Ohio.Although details are slim about how the money would be spent — and the budget is still far from passing — it’s encouraging to see state funds allocated to combatting sexual assault on campus.Kasich’s two-year budget proposal mentions the funding set aside for fighting sexual assault — a topic that we and many OU students care deeply about and one that we have written about extensively in the past.“Ohio will identify best practices for preventing and responding to campus sexual assaults by Sept. 1, and allocate $2 million to implement these new strategies,” it reads.The Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday that the Ohio Board of Regents — which oversees higher education in Ohio — is already working with “each public college and university to list areas in which they need help following Title IX, the federal law forbidding sexual assault and harassment.”The Dispatch also reported that the proposed $2 million would, in part, go toward hiring Title IX coordinators and student conduct officers for universities that need them. (Ohio University already employs a Title IX coordinator within its Office for Institutional Equity.)How this potential funding could specifically help OU remains to be seen, but the fact that Kasich proposed it in the first place is a good thing.And although the proposed $2 million doesn’t solve problems specific to OU or other public institutions around the state, it would be a step in the right direction when it comes to fighting sexual assault.Editorials represent the majority opinion of The Post's executive editors: editor-in-chief Jim Ryan, managing editor Sara Jerde, opinion editor Xander Zellner and projects editor Allan Smith. Post editorials are independent of the publication's news coverage.
If senate wants to represent students, then its members should take the task seriously — even if it means turning one of their own into the police.
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Wednesday’s college football National Signing Day was a big one for college football hopefuls and athletic departments across the country.
You should care about the OU General Fee.
The Post supports changes made to the student code of conduct following a recently settled lawsuit.
On Saturday night, two Post reporters found themselves in the back seat of a police car.
When an ethics question arises, who you gonna call?
In Wednesday’s edition of The Post, we published a story analyzing how safe students feel on campus, as well as a “Post Streetview” featuring additional student comments on the subject.
Post editors weigh in on jury selection in the highly-anticipated trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly.
The Post urges readers to follow the Pat Kelly trial as it develops.
Protests stifled the on-campus Board of Trustees meeting last week as the governing body of Ohio University voted to approve a 2 percent tuition hike for continuing students and a 5.1 percent increase for incoming freshmen.Certainly no one enjoys having to spend more for the same product — students included — and protesters let decision makers know just how displeased they are upon entering the meeting Friday. The Board’s response, which was to walk out of the meeting until “order” was restored, was a poor move to say the least. (Three students were arrested during that time.)Trustees shouldn’t forget that those protesters are the very students they serve.Administrators, students and trustees must show an increased willingness to engage in a meaningful discussion on tuition, and the trustees’ choice to remove themselves from a situation that makes them uncomfortable is counterproductive.Although the university continues to take steps to better connect with students, there’s always room for improvement. Administrators, students and trustees alike would be better served if tuition decisions were better explained to the student body.One way to accomplish this would be to email students easy-to-read reports (or Buzzfeed-esque “listicles,” perhaps?) detailing how the additional funds would be used.A more healthy dialogue could limit the amount of backlash against Board members and administrators, and could be helpful for students who are trying to understand how their money is being spent. In the end, it’s a win-win for all parties involved.Editorials represent the majority opinion of The Post's executive editors: editor-in-chief Jim Ryan, managing editor Sara Jerde, opinion editor Xander Zellner and projects editor Allan Smith. Post editorials are independent of the publication's news coverage.
The Post’s Publishing Board and top editors have opened up editor-in-chief applications a bit earlier than usual this year.
Athens City Council appears to have no qualms about Kroger applying for D5 and D6 liquor licenses for its East State Street location, according to a Post article published Thursday. Kroger wants to be able to sell beer, wine and low-proof liquor for consumption within the store. These licenses would allow the grocery store to serve alcohol — in addition to selling it for carryout, as they do now — and they would open the door to the possibility of an in-store bar.
There was hardly an empty seat to be found during Tuesday’s Campus Conversation event on racial dynamics and inequality.
The Twitter account run by the Ohio University’s Police Department, @oupolice, has been active on social media all year. The latest instance was this past Friday, after a crime alert was posted in reference to an on-campus sexual imposition that allegedly took place last week.