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The Kids are Alright: Student Activism Continues at Ohio University

So you say that the youth of today is complacent, accepting, quiescent. Not like you were back in the day?

Naw. It’s just that on the television channels you watch, everyone’s heaping attention on schmucks who set off bombs. In the meantime, Ohio University students staged a protest against tuition increases, getting arrested in the [...]

Poverty in Ohio University Towns: Is it the Students?

Earlier this week, WOSU radio reported on new Census figures for poverty in the Ohio towns of Oxford and Athens. The angle at WOSU was to express surprise that the two communities had such high poverty rates (49.3% and 52.3% of individuals respectively), even though they were built around large, stable universities. If even these [...]

Amy White: Notes on Free Speech After the 2008 Election

Amy White, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Ohio University and author of Virtually Obscene: the Case for an Uncensored Internet, spoke at the ACLU’s Election Dissection symposium on November 12, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. Addressing the status of free speech, White characterized the coming Obama presidency as much like that of the Clinton era, during [...]

Amy White Catalogues Pro-Choice Reasons to be Happy About Election 2008

On the night of November 12, Ohio University Assistant Professor of Philosophy Amy White appeared before a meeting of the ACLU in Columbus, Ohio to deliver an assessment of the results of the election of 2008. Like most observers, White discussed the implications of the presidential race, but then very quickly turned local. My transcription [...]