0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Racist messages, including at least one
appearing to threaten lynching for black student activists at the
University of Cincinnati, have recently begun appearing on social media
site Yik Yak in response to calls to increase diversity on UC’s flagship
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Dear Santa Ono: At the risk of putting everybody all up
in our business, I am writing you this as a sincere favor — to help you
by telling you some key things about yourself, your current station and
ways you can redeem yourself and the University of Cincinnati.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Cincinnati Police Department on June 19
lost its first officer in the line of duty since 2000. Cincinnati police
officer Sonny Kim, 48, was shot and killed by a gunman in Madisonville
as he responded to a 911 call about a man with a gun acting erratically.
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Politics are a stupid sham because the
people you get to choose from live lives nothing like yours, care little
about how yours is going and spend all their time on the clock
pandering and entertaining the rich so they can afford to run in future
How universities force working-class students to pay thousands of dollars in hidden fees to athletic departments awash in red ink
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
An investigation of the eight largest public universities in Ohio in the Football Bowl Subdivision found that with one exception, college administrators and trustees impose hidden fees and invisible taxes on thousands of students who pay tens of millions of dollars in subsidies to keep money-losing athletic departments afloat.
4 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The racist brouhaha swirling around
University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences Dean Ronald
Jackson should quell once and for all any lingering nonsensical verbiage
about a “post-racial” America or the “end of blackness” since the
election and return of President Barack Obama.
by German Lopez
Interim president given permanent position
The University of Cincinnati has officially named Santa Ono as its new president in a unanimous approval by the UC Board of Trustees today.Ono, who joined UC's staff in 2010, was UC's interim president since Aug. 21, when former President Greg Williams abruptly resigned due to “personal reasons.” Previously, Ono served as UC's provost.“I am honored to serve as the 28th president of the University of
Cincinnati,” Ono said in a statement. “I am not a new face on campus, but in many ways,
the fact that I have been a part of the UC family for two years now
makes today even more special for me. I am so very fortunate to be asked
to serve in this capacity.”Williams' retirement came with some controversy. After he resigned, the UC Board of Trustees gave Williams a $1.3 million severance package. The package was criticized by Ohio Rep. Connie Pillich, a Cincinnati Democrat who said in a statement, “I was
disappointed to learn that the University agreed to continue paying
former President Greg Williams a sum of $1.3 million over the next two
years, considering the former president abruptly resigned six days
before classes were to start this fall. It is disheartening to see such
a great deal of public money spent in a manner that is inconsistent
with the financial realities many colleges, students, and families face
in the current economy. … The University’s tuition increase of 3.5
percent this year means students and families must incur a greater
financial burden at a time when many are struggling to make ends meet.
Certainly Mr. Williams’ payday will weigh on the minds of these
students and parents, leaving them to wonder, ‘Does this kind of
decision result in tuition and fee increases?’”There was also some controversy involving The Cincinnati Enquirer. The newspaper's publisher and president, Margaret Buchanan, was serving on the UC Board of Trustees when Greg Williams stepped down, but The Enquirer failed to mention asking her about the resignation — an omission that raised questions for Jim Romenesko, a popular journalism blogger. In at least six follow-up stories, the newspaper also failed to mention Buchanan's connection to UC. Buchanan later resigned from the UC Board of Trustees to end the potential impression of a conflict of interest.