WOSU News Archives For: December 3, 2008

Ohio State Considers Transition to Semester System

12:00AM
December
3, 2008

Friday is the final day of classes for the fall quarter at Ohio State. In a few years it could be the end of the fall semester. Governor Ted Strickland wants to more closely coordinate the offerings of the state’s public colleges and universities. That includes changing the few remaining institutions that use the quarter system to a semester-based academic calendar.

Overall Abortion Numbers Down; Increase Among Black Teens in Franklin County

12:00AM
December
3, 2008

Ohio health officials report the number of abortions performed in Ohio has dropped to a 31 year low. About 30,860 were performed last year – the fewest since the State Department of Health starting keeping track in 1976.But while the overall number of abortions are down, one segment of the population – teenage African Americans – is seeing a rise in the number of abortions.