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.
Ohio State president Karen Holbrook is responding to apparent incidents of racism that occurred during the recently completed winter quarter. An anonymous letter disparaging African Americans was distributed to dorm rooms. Meanwhile several students at a branch campus in Wooster made internet postings that contained racially offensive material.