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Jason Preston, Ohio University's unlikely star, poised for March Madness fame

March Madness is built for unlikely stories, and Jason Preston’s is as inspiring as they get. “His life,” Ohio University coach Jeff Boals said, “is a movie.”. The Bobcats, the 13th seed in the West Region, are a trendy pick to upset No. 4 seed Virginia in its first-round NCAA Tournament game in Bloomington, Indiana, on Saturday. Preston, a junior point guard, is the biggest reason for that.
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OU Students takeover Court Street

ATHENS, Ohio (WSAZ) - Ohio University students have taken over Court Street in downtown Athens. That’s according to witnesses who tell WSAZ this started just before 10 p.m. Saturday evening. Athens Police Department says they have broken up the crowd with no reports of injury or property damage, and many...
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Ohio University upsets Virginia in NCAA Tournament

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Virginia’s unusual title defense ended with another upset loss in the NCAA Tournament, falling 62-58 to Jason Preston and Ohio on Saturday. Some familiar problems showed up again for the fourth-seeded Cavaliers, who struggled to score during a key stretch in the second half and shot 35% from the field for the game. Virginia became the first No. 1 seed to drop its opening game in the NCAA Tournament when it lost to UMBC in 2018, but it used the setback as motivation in its run to the championship in 2019.
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Bobcats rally past Cavaliers for NCAA victory

Virginia coach Tony Bennett knew first hand what Ben Vander Plas' father, Dean Vander Plas, was capable of doing on the basketball court. Bennett played with the elder Vander Plas collegiately at Green Bay, helping the Phoenix to an NCAA Tournament berth back in 1991. So it should come as...
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University mourns passing of former Ohio University and Ohio University Foundation trustee

G. Kenner Bush Jr., an iconic and beloved member of the Athens and Ohio University community, passed away at the age of 86 on Feb 28, 2021. Born June 30, 1934, G. Kenner Bush’s life is a tapestry weaved in Athens. A 1952 graduate of Athens High School, and later Colgate University and Harvard Business school, G. Kenner Bush and his wife Margene, also of Athens, were the third couple married in Galbreath Chapel. After working out of state, they returned to Southeast Ohio in 1962 when G. Kenner Bush was hired as the assistant publisher of the daily newspaper, the Athens Messenger. He was the publisher of the Athens Messenger from 1965 to 1997.
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OHIO to host virtual pep rally for March Madness

When the OHIO Men’s Basketball team takes on Virginia in its return to the NCAA Tournament, fans everywhere can bring the energy of the Convo to their living rooms through a University-hosted virtual pep rally. The Ohio University Alumni Association and Ohio Bobcat Club are sponsoring the event, which will...
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Ohio University Ending Employee Furloughs Early Thanks To Budget Boost

ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University expects to end the fiscal year with a balanced budget or even a surplus, a dramatic shift from previous projections. As a result, the university will end the mandatory employee furloughs early and may even refund some of the lost earnings. “We’re hopeful this...
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Ohio University announces revised plans for in-person commencement ceremonies

After a thorough and significant review of options by Ohio University’s events team and discussions with public health leadership on and off campus, President M. Duane Nellis has announced an exciting change in plans for Spring Commencement. With recent changes in state guidelines for events and after extensive and innovative planning by the University events team, OHIO plans to host multiple in-person Spring Commencement events at Peden Stadium over the course of several days, streamed live for graduates who prefer to participate virtually.
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Ohio University to be featured on Jeopardy! episode

ATHENS, Ohio (WSAZ) – “What is, Ohio University?” That may be the winning response on the Monday, March 15, airing of Jeopardy! when OHIO will be featured as a clue. Bobcat and trivia fans alike are welcomed to “Stand up and Cheer” for the classic quiz show at 7:30 p.m. to watch for the clue and play along on WSAZ.
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OHIO to welcome all students, increase in-person activities for Summer and Fall 2021

Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis shared the following message with the Ohio University community on Monday, March 1. I write today with good news about our University operations for the summer and fall semesters as we plan toward increased in-person offerings in and out of the classroom. I am pleased to share that we will welcome all students to our campuses this coming Fall Semester.
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University Libraries joins HathiTrust

Ohio University Libraries is one of the newest members of HathiTrust, a global collaborative of libraries that seeks to preserve the cultural record long into the future. HathiTrust is made up of over 200 member libraries that have created a repository of 17.4 million volumes in their digital library. As...

Acclaimed journalists to present work at virtual Schuneman Symposium

Journalists who document stories dominating the world’s news will present their work at this year’s Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media on March 30-31. This year’s symposium will be virtual and feature stories about America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the “war on drugs” in the Philippines, last summer’s protests in front of the White House and COVID-19.
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OHIO recognized as one of the most transfer friendly schools in the nation

Ohio University was recently named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) 2021 Transfer Honor Roll, recognizing the development and support of pathways created for the success of community college transfer students. “The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,”...
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Ohio University Human Resources provides compensation review update

Ohio University Human Resources is beginning work to implement the results of the University’s biennial compensation equity review and the compensation market study completed in late 2019. Impacted administrative and classified employees and their supervisors will receive a direct communication from Human Resources before the end of the fiscal year.