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.
Gee Apologizes For Polish Comment
Ohio State University President Gordon Gee has apologized to a Polish-American group that criticized him for comparing the problem of coordinating the school’s many divisions to the Polish army.
In an email sent today, Gordon Gee told a spokeswoman for the Polish American Congress that his remark was “ill-chosen” and said that he realized at the time that he’d made a mistake.
The group had issued a statement yesterday calling Gee’s comment slanderous and a slur against a military that the group said has fought valiantly and effectively with the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan.