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Holocaust museum featurette

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Jewish group criticizes flag display

A flag display arranged this week on the Campus Commons detailing the destruction of Palestinian villages in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War has raised objections from the university's Jewish organization.

Hillel president Daniel Zidell, a sophomore pre-major, said the university's Peace Action group flag display neglected to mention certain facts in its remembrance of Palestinian villages destroyed by Israel in 1948, such as the fact that Israel was defending itself from Arab attacks.

Hosts of “Meteorite Men” to visit gallery

Editor's note: This article was revised for accuracy at 10:29 a.m. April 9.

Geoffrey Notkin said he enjoys visits to the university's Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Gallery. So much, in fact, that he said the university feels like his "home away from home."

Notkin, a meteorite hunter and co-host of the Science Channel's show "Meteorite Men," will get to see one of his favorite museums Saturday when he visits the university with fellow meteorite hunter and "Meteorite Men" co-host Steve Arnold.

Maradona and Messi share strengths and talent

After watching Barcelona's Lionel Messi single-handedly (footedly?) destroy my beloved Arsenals' chances of advancing in the UEFA Champions League by scoring four goals Tuesday night, comparisons to the greatest Argentinean player, Diego Maradona, began running through my head.

There have probably been plenty of debates already about who is better, so I figured I would throw my hat in the ring and compare Messi and Maradona.

Tenure practice pressured for re-evaluation

Calls to reform or eliminate tenure in academia have been ongoing for years. In late January, Ohio State University President Gordon Gee, the leader...

University to examine effects of health care reform for employees

The university will work with benefits consultants to determine the effects the recently passed health care reform legislation would have on faculty and staff members' health insurance plans, a human resources official said.

It is too early to determine what effects, if any, the legislation will have on employees' plans, said Tracy Thompson, benefits manager for the human resources department. The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Steps to a problem-free spring break

There are just some things students would rather not experience during spring break.

Getting caught up in a foreign country's judicial system; worshipping the porcelain god before, during and after a hangover; and waking up next to a stranger might compete for the top spot on that list.

But as easy as it is to get into those situations, it is just as easy to stay out of them. Having a safe, fun spring break is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Know your limits

Police still searching for public indecency suspect

Police investigating Feb. indecent exposure on campusPolice said Tuesday that they are still searching for a suspect involved in an indecent exposure incident in...

School of Art director to remain for another year

The School of Art will not hire a new director this year after negotiations failed with the selected candidate, a university administrator said.

Scott Sullivan, dean of the College of Fine Arts, said the candidate wanted to be granted tenure upon being hired, but university policy prohibits this practice.

Ronald Watson, the school's current director, originally planned to step down at the end of the spring semester to return to full-time teaching but will now hold the position for another year.

Navy should have allowed women on subs earlier

Last week, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told Congress of plans to finally allow women to serve aboard submarines, according to a CNN article.

It's about time.

I was actually unaware that women were not allowed to serve aboard submarines until reading the CNN story, and I wondered why they were not allowed to serve there when women were initially allowed to enlist in the late 1970s.

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