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Howard Ayers Brought A Reign Of Turmoil To The University Of Cincinnati

In the Archives of the University of Cincinnati rests a curious bronze plaque describing Howard Ayers as the “Father of the University of Cincinnati,” which he most certainly was not. If anything, he came darn close to pitching the University of Cincinnati into chaos.

What Can We Expect From Preschool Promise?

Issue 44—commonly known as Preschool Promise—passed with a large majority. But what exactly was Preschool Promise, and how will its passage impact our local schools?

The Brooklyn Institute Offers College-Style Seminar Courses on the Cheap

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research recently expanded to Cincinnati, offering college-level seminar courses in a wide range of subjects while encouraging critical thinking and community-based learning, all for $75 or less.

Rape Culture Lives Here

At the University of Cincinnati and Miami University, sexual assault has become one of the most studied subjects on campus. The administrations are struggling to earn a passing grade.

Waiting For The Great Leap Forward

The state of Chinese-American relations at Miami University.

The Birth of UC’s Creative Writing Powerhouse

Most local lifers likely have no clue that the city’s preeminent school of higher learning is also a magnet for some of the country’s top aspiring writers and poets.

The University of Cincinnati Founder Had Slaves—And They Had His Children

Charles McMicken freed all his Louisiana slaves by a clause in his will, and offered $100 to any of them who agreed to emigrate to Africa. McMicken also provided funds to establish colleges “where white boys and girls might be taught.” He set aside endowments and annuities for his nieces, nephews, and cousins, but nothing for his own children. It was 1886 before the first African American earned a degree from McMicken’s University of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Museum Center Exhibits the Longest Viking Ship Ever Discovered

The Roskilde 6 is on loan from the National Museum of Denmark.

Cincinnati Served America’s First School Lunches in 1908

Ella Walsh was worried about her students. Ella was a teacher at Jackson School, deep in the poorest pocket of Cincinnati’s West End and her students were distracted, lethargic and, most obviously, hungry.

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