WOSU News Archives For: March 12, 2009

OSU Senate Votes In Favor Of Semester System

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March
12, 2009

The Ohio State University Senate voted yesterday in favor of switching from a quarter based academic year to a semester-based year. If the change is approved by the university’s board of trustees, Ohio State would be the last public institution of higher leaning in Ohio to decide to make the switch.

Career College Students Protest Cut

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March 12, 2009

More than 22,000 students currently receive state grants to help them attend privately-owned CAREER colleges. They teach everything from accounting to pharmaceutical skills. The grants for low-income students can range up to nearly $4,000 dollars a year. That help in paying tuition may soon be cut in the new state budget.

New Help for Low Income Families

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12:00AM
March 12, 2009

Some Ohioans who don’t qualify for government help with their winter heating bills may be eligible for some special aid from a new source. Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen has details.

Affordable workspace options for small business owners and freelancers in Columbus

12:00AM
March
12, 2009

With thousands of people losing their jobs, some are looking at other revenue streams like freelancing. But working from home can be a bit of a distraction. Enter collaborative coworking.

I-70/71 Split Modernization: Need? Or Wasteful Spending?

12:00AM
March
12, 2009

If you travel Interstate 70/71 in Columbus often enough you know there’s a lot of weaving that go on between exits. So the Ohio department of Transportation wants to redesign the split and cut the number of accidents…at a cost that surpasses $1.5 billion. WOSU reports, though, that the plan has some critics who say it’s a waste of money.