“OSU Wetland Researchers Aim To Break World Record”

Published Apr 19th, 2009 for The Lantern.

Just more than a mile north of Ohio Stadium, near the Olentangy River, lies a wetland – and it belongs to Ohio State.

The Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (ORWRP) has a reputation for its extensive research and eco-tourism. In June 2008, it was selected as the 24th Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in the United States, Ohio’s first and a designation shared with the Everglades National Park.

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“Stimulus Could Jump-Start Light Rail”

Published Feb 14th, 2009 for The Lantern.

A project thought to be dead in the water might be back on track. Planning for the North Corridor light rail in Columbus could begin within the next couple months when the economic stimulus bill is finalized.

“There is significant transportation funding in the stimulus package including urban rail, state rail and innovative transit projects,” said Mike Brown, communications director for Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “The package is not final yet, but we are one of the early people that could qualify for funding.” Continue reading “Stimulus Could Jump-Start Light Rail”

The Lantern To Cut Friday Print Edition

Published Apr 28th, 2009 for The Lantern.

More than three years ago, The Lantern cut circulation from 28,000 to 15,000. Last summer the paper ended its print publication, and in fall 2009, the Friday print edition will be eliminated.

Ohio State is not the first university to do this. Syracuse, Minnesota, Alabama, Texas Christian and Utah cut their Friday editions to save money.

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“Basketball Loses 2 Scholarships”

Published May 7th, 2009 for The Lantern.

After losing players to the NBA, two scholarships will also be taken from the Ohio State men’s basketball team next season. On Wednesday, the NCAA announced their decision to penalize the Buckeyes for deficient academic progress.

The NCAA measures its teams’ academics through the Academic Progress Rate, assigning scores to schools based on athlete graduation rates.

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“Palestine, Israel Supporters State Their Cases”

Published May 14th, 2009 for The Lantern.

Strong winds threatened to topple their tents, but students representing Palestine gathered on The Oval Tuesday to inform students about the conflict with Israel.

Students from the Ohio State student group Committee for Justice in Palestine showed pictures of refugee camps and maps of disputed areas. Across the path, in The Oval’s center, stood Jewish students who responded to accusations of apartheid-like action committed by Israel against Arabs.

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“Glitch Promotes Grad Students”

Published May 14th, 2009 for The Lantern.

Last month Ohio State switched to a new Student Information System to integrate all the components of student data into one. During the process of conversion, some graduate students’ records showed doctoral status when they were still in a masters program.

“We used data from the old system that was inconclusive, so now we are going through a process with the graduate school to fix it,” said Brad Myers of the University Registrar. “It didn’t make any people different from what they were in a real sense.”

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