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Ohio University will begin the fall 2020 semester online, with classes taught remotely from Aug. 24 to at least Sept. 27 in the first phase of a return to campus, according to an email sent to Ohio U students July 31.
The Ohio University Judicial Panel will not reopen applications for the upcoming Student Senate election, according to a Tuesday press release.
The Midwest Coalition of the American Association of University Professors published a letter July 15 calling for universities to further address systemic racism on campuses. A conference held July 23 further addressed the concerns outlined in the letter.
The state representative for Athens County and majority whip in the Ohio House of Representatives commented Friday on the arrest of House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford), and said he has not been contacted by investigators related to the case.
Ohio University officials hosted a virtual forum Wednesday evening to answer questions regarding the university’s fall semester adaptations to the coronavirus pandemic.
Professors challenged Ohio U’s plans to reopen in the fall due to the potential impact of COVID-19 spreading in and around Athens while also discussing the impact of not coming back on the university’s budget.
Ohio University announced Wednesday all study abroad and programs and travel experiences are canceled for the upcoming fall semester. Students who have already paid a deposit for a program will be given a refund.
Carlo DeNiro, an Ohio University student, rescinded his campaign for Ohio University Student Senate President after multiple anonymous sexual assault allegations were made public on social media.
Although Independence Day had passed, a meeting between two demonstrations in Athens made sparks fly the following afternoon on Court Street. A Black Lives Matter protest formed in response to a Defend the Police rally scheduled Sunday at noon.
Ohio House Majority Whip Jay Edwards in attendance at the Defend the Police rally