Gordy Hall -- A World of Words
Gordy Hall is home to the languages of the world. The building, which once housed the School of Music and later the Department of Philosophy, reopened this fall after a two-year, $10.6 million r
Innovation Center nurtures firms through early jitters
A fledgling business owner, Donald Gordon has few resources -- no fax machine, no copier, no slick marketing campaign -- just a bare-bones operation that routes inquiries through a Lucent Technologies answering machine. What the Ohio University psychology professor actually has in tiny Room 274 is a wealth of business sense, savvy and support from professionals at Ohio University's
Innovation Center, located just below his second-floor office in the Technology and Enterprise Building in The Ridges complex.
Title IX levels playing field for women
In 1972, when Title IX was signed into law, people started thinking about equal opportunities for female athletes. More than a quarter century later, gender equity is nearly a reality at Ohio University. An amendment to the 1964 U.S. Civil Rights Act, the mandate stipulated that no
school receiving federal funding could discriminate in sports or other programs on the basis of gender. And with women's golf and soccer programs added in recent years and the debut of lacrosse as a varsity sport next fall, bringing the number of women's varsity sports to 11, the university is closing in on full compliance.
Homecoming '98 - Bobcats' win, perfect weather make for memorable day
Thousands of people adorned in green and white and
full of alma mater spirit lined the streets Oct. 17 to watch the annual Ohio University Homecoming Parade, led by the Marching 110 and the Alumni Band. In line with this year's theme, "There is Only One OHIO," a number of floats poked fun by pitting the Bobcat against Ohio State's Brutus Buckeye.
News you can use - Loan consolidation offer expires in January
Alumni who are still paying their college loans can, for a limited time, take adva
ntage of lower interest rates and save money. Until Jan. 31, individuals with student loans can apply for a consolidated loan from the Department of Education's direct loan program at an interest rate of 7.46 percent. This rate is almost an entire percent lower than recent loan rates and represents even more of a savings for older loans.