The first of the SOCHE Talks, a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. This monthly series features faculty and staff from area colleges and universities speaking on a variety of topics. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena. This week features Dr. James Malarkey, chair of Humanities and General Education at Antioch University Midwest.
Ohio's governor-elect has put more school calamity days on his agenda, after some lobbying that started at home.
Republican John Kasich says his 10-year-old daughter Reese brought up the issue, and he also has heard complaints from other children and parents about the cutback to three calamity days last year. Democratic Governor Ted Strickland reduced the "snow days" from five as a way to ensure more classroom time for Ohio's students.
Ohio State University says unauthorized users accessed a computer server containing personal information on about 760 thousand current and former faculty, staff, students and others.
The university today said there's no indication information was taken and it does not believe there is a risk of identity theft. The university discovered the breach in October. The server includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses. It also stores information on applicants, consultants and contractors.