On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Ohio State University President Gordon Gee leaves the school’s top post Monday. The 69-year-old is known as a prolific fundraiser and leaves office after making off-color comments about Catholics, the Southeastern Conference, and others.
College officials, students and parents are watching closely to see whether Congress takes action this week on federally subsidized college loans. The interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans is set to double when the current rate of 3.4 percent sunsets on July 1st.
The northeast Ohio college canceled classes Monday after the latest in a string of racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay messages on campus.
The Oxford, Ohio college says it will discipline two male students responsible for putting an offensive flier about rape in a coed dorm bathroom.
Many left-leaning students in Columbus for a national conference say President Obama hasn’t done enough to secure their vote in the fall election.
Ohio ranks second in the nation on a list of public universities with the highest tuition. WOSU commnentator Andrew Miller says Gov. John Kasich isn’t helping.
A recent study says the cost of a college education has outpaced inflation for decades and more students are paying those costs with borrowed money. In the U.S., total student loan debt now tops $1 trillion and the average student debt is $25,000
The school closed its doors because of financial troubles three years ago. It’s resuming classes today, even without accreditation.
The federal Department of Education is turning to the Justice Department in Ohio and other states in a bid to collect delinquent student loans. The actions by federal agencies come as the amount of student loan debt has surpassed outstanding debt owed on credit cards.
A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Ohio’s public colleges and universities have cash reserves nearing $3 billion, a significant chunk of the state’s $8 billion budget gap.