95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
WOSU News Archives For: August 17, 2006
A court-appointed trustee in Texas is recommending the transfer of several primates formerly used for research at Ohio State University. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued Primarily Primates, a San Antonio area sanctuary that took possession of 9 OSU chimpanzees and 3 monkeys last winter.
Many college newspapers papers are thriving while large big-city papers are experiencing declining readership. Hip, local and run by students, college papers are seeing a spike in national advertising revenue. Companies like Ford and Wal Mart are increasingly targeting the papers for their appeal to 18 to 24 year olds. Ohio State University has one of the largest student papers in the country, and publishers there say readership and ad revenue are near record highs.
52 million state dollars went to Ohio students attending in-state private colleges last year. The Ohio Board of Regents distributed the college aid in nine-hundred-dollar chunks by way of the Ohio Student Choice Grant. The Board requires that every grant recipient be an Ohio resident attending one of the state’s 63 private colleges but does not require review of a family’s income.