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Century of Success
By Melissa Rake and Mary Alice Casey

At the edge of a new millennium and approaching its own bicentennial in just four years, Ohio University is an innovative leader in education. Join us as we reflect here on the past century - the triumphs and the challenges that brought your university to today and are shaping its tomorrow.

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Finding Freedom
by Melissa Rake

Descendents of John Newton Templeton, a former slave and the first African-American graduate of Ohio University, met the descendents of Templeton's former owners for the first time during last fall's Homecoming Weekend. Ohio Today Assistant Editor Melissa Rake interviewed the families during their historic visit to campus for the dedication of Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium and shares their thoughts about Ohio University and hopes for the future.

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Cloaked in History
By Melissa Rake
Photography by Rick Fatica

Sky Cone is the enthusiastic curator of Ohio University's Mary C. Doxsee Historical Costumes and Textiles Collection. Her dream? To find a permanent home for the collection that reflects the spirit and culture of southeastern Ohio.

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At Peace
Story by Mary Alice Casey
Photos by Cliff McCarthy

Friendly and unassuming, photographer Cliff McCarthy found acceptance among the people of post-war Japan.

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