The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
WOSU News Archives For: June 4, 2007
There’s good news for state universities, their students, and the parents who pay tuition bills. Republicans who dominate the Ohio Senate say they have found millions of extra dollars to pump into the schools and that could help hold tuition rates steady for the next two years.
Some groups that represent liquor permit holders in Ohio want to repeal the new statewide smoking ban.
Estimates are there are between 100 and 300 people living on the streets or on the land in Columbus. The Community Shelter Board said it’s made progress in helping to place many of these people in permanent housing.
A group backing voter approval of a constitutional amendment to change school funding in Ohio faces an August 8th deadline to turn in more than 400-thousand signatures of registered voters. The amendment seeks to bring equity to school funding in Ohio ten years after the state Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. But, an opponent of the amendment contends the proposal will “bankrupt the state.”