Activists call on UC to freeze investments in fossil fuel, but the school’s industry ties complicate the situation
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The minefields that could lie before schools looking to
divest reveal the influence industries and their funding sources can
wield in higher education.
New French fry concept in Clifton Heights extols fries topped with everything
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Several years ago, I had an idea to open a
tater tot eatery and call it Tater Tot Heaven. Well, Scott Nelowet beat
me to the punch (sort of) with French Fry Heaven, which originally
opened as a fry stand in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2011.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
As the only local art school that offers an advanced
degree in Fine Art, the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design,
Architecture, Art and Planning’s MFA program has long been part and
parcel of the area’s arts scene.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
University of Cincinnati President Santa
Ono, long silent on the controversial streetcar project, said last week
that he is hopeful the streetcar will be extended into Uptown around
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UC President Santa Ono wants the streetcar to go Uptown; CPS threatens to take back CCAC building; Creation Museum lays out plans to expand
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Cincy! Here are your morning headlines. University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono says he'd like to see the streetcar extend to go Uptown and to UC's campus. Ono first publicly announced his position in a recent speech that was posted on YouTube. Ono, who has previously supported the project privately, said solid public transit is important to attract millennials who are increasingly looking to go carless. Ono also reportedly emailed Daniel Traicoff, a former campaign aide to city council member Chris Seelbach, earlier this month asking how the university could aid the extension. However, the city might not be thinking as far ahead as Ono yet. It's still working on rolling out the first phase of the streetcar that will run through downtown and Over-the-Rhine beginning this fall and securing enough money to pay for its first two years. • Cincinnati Public Schools is threatening to take back the building now housing the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. The two groups have been unable to reach an agreement on the amount the school district should pay to rent out several of the CCAC's classrooms. While CPS actually owns the CCAC's building, it has leased the property to the arts center for 30 years, starting in 2008. But, according to the lease, CPS can break the contract if it determines it needs the space for educational purposes, which it's now saying it does. No final decisions have been made yet, and if CPS goes forward with its threats, it will be required to give the center a 365-day notice to vacate. • As I passed City Hall on my bike yesterday, I started thinking that the building has to be one of the most stunning city halls architecturally. Well, it seems Architectural Digest agrees with me, because it recently named the century-old building as one of its "9 City Halls with Amazing Architecture." The 1893 Richardsonian Romanesque-style building designed by Samuel Hannaford shares the list with new and old city hall buildings located in places like Las Vegas, Buffalo, New York and Austin, Texas. • The Creation Museum is Burlington, Kentucky, is planning an expansion. The tourist destination, which is famous for disputing scientific evidence with biblical teachings, has presented its plan to rezone 54.9 acres around the museum to the Boone County Fiscal Court for review. The expansion would include a new gift shop building, mini golf course and petting zoo, among other things. • Ohio law enforcement officials have less than a week to send in old rape kits to be tested. A law enacted March 23, 2015 requires that agencies submit untested kits for testing within a year and to process any news kits within 30 days. Under the new law, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation has tested 10,133 kits, resulting in 3,600 DNA hits and hundreds of new indictments. • SeaWorld today announced that it will stop breeding killer whales. This means the current generation living at its parks will be the last. The theme park is still struggling under the negative publicity brought by the 2012 book Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity and the 2013 documentary Blackfish, which asserted that the giant sea mammals are probably pretty miserable living in a large swimming pool surrounded by humans. SeaWorld previously announced in November that it would be phasing out its killer whale performances at the San Diego location.
Mick Cronin’s Bearcats look to put a regular season full of tough breaks behind them
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
This is UC’s
30th overall appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Bearcats are one of
just eight programs that have a current streak of six straight
appearances. They last reached the Sweet 16 in 2012.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
You can have a dose of Indian culture and
eat it, too, with free samples of Indian dishes and performances at the
19th-annual Taste of India presented by the Association for India’s
0 Comments · Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Shoppers can browse a colorful showcase
of precious and semi-precious stones, and kiddos can learn how to
identify fossils, minerals and rocks and receive free treasures to take
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
If you search “social justice warrior” or
“SJW” online, chances are you’ll see a lot of hate surrounding the term. But that’s not what Kyle Shupe has in
mind when it comes to the theme of the inaugural QueerCon 2016.