Category Archives: Ohio State University

Are You As Over The Top About “Tommies” As I Am?

Articulate. Brilliant. Fascinating. Incredible. A living legend. Read what former students of Jefferson D. Futch III, professor emeritus of history at Washington and Lee University, have to say about him and you’ll soon get the idea that he was one … Continue reading

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Experience Columbus By Being A Tourist In Your Own City

“There’s an energy and excitement in Columbus that’s going to hit you as soon as you arrive. Big things are happening here. The city is booming, and not just in population. It’s time to get to know the Columbus that … Continue reading

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Take A Record: Have Fun With A Purpose At Ohio State’s Highlights For Children Exhibit

Do you hang up your wet towel, or do you toss it on the floor, hoping that someone else will pick it up and hang it up for you? If this makes thoughtful Gallant and thoughtless Goofus come to mind, … Continue reading

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Discover The Architect, Author And Painter Behind Two Ohio State Dorms And The Faculty Club

Historic architecture, attractive landscapes, and thoughtful planning have made The Ohio State University’s main campus a special place for learning within an urban setting. Much of that is thanks to Howard Dwight Smith, the university’s architect from 1929 to 1956. The … Continue reading

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Mariann, Mamie, John and Patrick Would Have Breathed Easier If Carrie Nelson Black Helped Them

Tuberculosis killed one out of nine people in Columbus in the early 1900s. In 1902, it took the life of my 40-year-old great-great-grandmother, Mariann Corcoran O’Connor, who was both the child and the wife of Irish immigrants. Three of her … Continue reading

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Be A Real Aesthetic Paper Doll With Just A Snip, A Stitch And Some Lurex

For those who razz me about my on-the-road recycling program, your days of merriment may be over. If you’ve shopped for ladies’ clothes lately, you might know why the curtain may be coming down on that act. Never before have … Continue reading

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I Played “Carmen Ohio” on the Bells of Orton Hall

While the highlight of Commencement Week at The Ohio State University is receiving a diploma at Ohio Stadium, participating in a “Things You Never Got to See Tour” is a close second. This week, both the graduating and the curious … Continue reading

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