We are active and engaged with the world. We have thoughtful opinions, big ideas, and we share them in a rich campus conversation.

Read essays and blog posts by OWU faculty and leaders.

Is hip hop poetry?

By David Caplan, Professor of English

The question is often asked, “Is hip hop poetry?”  Answers generally follow a certain pattern.

Is hip hop poetry?

Why is my dog so cute?

By Shala Hankison, Associate Professor of Zoology

Those floppy ears and that curly tail - and even the barking - may be more a product of evolutionary accident than purposeful breeding.

Read "Why is my dog so cute?"

Whose lives matter?

By Michael Flamm, Professor of History

What impact will Donald Trump’s presidency have on racial unrest and police-community relations in minority neighborhoods - and what can we learn from the summer of 1964?

Read "Whose Lives Matter?"

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