My sister sent me a video taken by his dad? when he left the hospital with all of the staff clapping and cheering for him-I must admit, it made me tear up. I agree with you, I do hope advances in medicine in the future will help him and others who now have pulmonary or other issues resulting from this virus.
Bingo on the state legislature-there has been a tacit agreement for decades that OSU would play Ohio-based MAC teams at least every couple of years to "spread the wealth" as it were to make the legislature happy. Dad was in admin at BG, and they dealt with legislators getting teed off that there were too many Canadians or out-of-staters on hockey and other sports teams or as a percentage of students on campus, or felt that OSU was a big bully in sports and needed to be cut down, or other issues. Not everyone in the Ohio legislature is an OSU backer especially if they have a MAC team in their district. Playing Ohio based MAC teams helps sooth the cranky ones.
Best name - Jonny Cool from McDonough (what was his parent's second name choice? Sheesh)
Second best name - Jimmy McCool from New Hampton
Yeah, the New York Post is the Fox News of newspapers in NYC. So of course they are going to take aim at someone who was in the Obama administration.
Quite frankly, if she ended up on the boards of Battelle, Ross Labs or Nationwide, that would be great.
Cutting and running? Yeah, every college and university in the US is feeling the pain of COVID-19. OSU has lost upwards of 300 million dollars, and its balance sheet is far stronger than most other universities. SUN'y has to be hurting too. NY will probably be cutting their subsidies to state universities just like pretty much every other state that has been creamed by COVID-19. Doubt she had much to do with the money issues that popped up because of it.
How many donors were at her inauguration? If it made SUNY any money, I would be fine with that.
From her resume, it looks like OSU wants to increase the prestige of OSU as an academic and research based institution of higher learning-gotta grow the big donor pool and grant money coming into the school, because that's where the big bucks are-certainly not from the state or the in state tuition.
This is following what Notre Dame and U of South Carolina are doing (there might be others too), they were the first announced their plans maybe a month ago or so. Glad to see students getting the chance to get back/start the school year off on campus.
Idiot boy is lucky he is alive, running into a pole/tree can be deadly. Getting a suspension is easy compared to that.
UVA absolutely does not have higher standards for athletes. A friend's daughter was a cheerleader there, and spoke about the many athletes that she knew that had to take the 050 level athlete heavy classes (where 100 level classes are considered freshman level). Dirty secret there was all the scholarship athletes who were still taking freshman level classes their 3rd year (as what they call it) because they came in unprepared for the rigors of an excellent scholastic university. Blew my mind when she told us that.
Well said, Greenbriar, well said. It's almost impossible to succeed when you have that front office acting as a boat anchor.
So many good pieces of advice on here! As a long time resident here (married an Arlingtonian), I would say the Wharf is a great area to check out. Caps hockey games are great fun, as is Chinatown, the area around the Caps Center. Nothing better than a Nationals baseball game in the Summer. If you are into pro soccer (men's), D.C. United is very popular. The Redskins are popular, their owner, not so much. He is deeply, deeply unpopular. He has pretty much wrecked the team. Annapolis and the beaches are great. The museums are great. The local Buckeye alumni club is one of the best. They usually have 4 places for OSU football viewing parties, based on locations in the DMV. There are a bazillion Big 10 alumni in the area (including UM, Maryland and PSU especially), almost everyone here is from someplace else. There also are a lot of SECers, whatever. Harris Teeter and Wegmans grocery stores are best, and the DC Costco carries booze. Real estate prices are horrid. Having lived in both the NYC and DC suburbs, this Ohio girl would pick DC every.single.time. But I have to admit, if I could, I would move back to Columbus, if my husband and daughters were amenable to that.
Yeah, he couldn't tell any of his guy friends, and he knew I would just laugh at him but not question his sexuality. Although I did tell him that it had to be a pretty dark bar and/or he had to have had a couple drinks too many to not figure things out sooner.
An ex boyfriend of mine (I'm female) that I was still friends with after our breakup (he finished grad school when I was a senior and moved halfway across the country) came back to Columbus for some meeting, so we had dinner together. Turned out he had been on some interesting dates. He met a beautiful woman who looked like she could be a model in a bar, they hit it off, he ended up going home with her. Turned out she was a male transvestite. He figured it out when he felt the guy's umm, arousal. He couldn't get out of there fast enough. I laughed and laughed. The expression on his face while he was telling his story was priceless. How he didn't figure things out before that point is still surprising to me. That was in the early 80's .
Go, Fight, Win CalPoppy! Prayers for you to beat this, your family and friends to see you healed, and your medical team who will be working with you to get you past this bump in the road. Go Bucks, Go CalPoppy!