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Photo by Rick Fatica.

Welcome to your
Winter 2013 issue of
Ohio Today Online.

Did you hear the news? Shortly before the Nov. 6 elections, President Barack Obama visited Ohio University and spoke to a crowd of some 14,000 on College Green.

The visit made a lasting impression on students, faculty and Athenians of all political inclinations.

"We go to a public university, and politics impact our lives," said College Democrats President Shannon Welch, who had the honor of introducing the president. "To be informed and involved and to fight for the people who fight for you is important."

Relive this historic event from the point of view of students, many of whom marked the milestone by casting their first vote in a presidential election.

Other online exclusives:

  • Ohio University's athletic training program has a deep bench of alumni filling key positions in the NFL, as well college and high school sports. Meet a few of these talented Bobcats, including John Bowman, BSH '87, the university's own director of sports medicine.
  • What do Yoda, the Dos Equis spokesman and Shively Grab-n-Go have in common? Ohio University memes, that's what.

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Editor: Mariel Jungkunz, MS '07
Designer: Sarah McDowell, BFA '02
Student contributors: Sarah Barclay, BS '14; Joel Bissell, BS '14; Elizabeth Dickson, BSJ '13; Emily Hargar, BA '16; Kaitrin McCoy, BSJ '13 and BMUS '13; Erik Myers, BFA '14; Ryan Nord, BSC '13