Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:00:15 GMT
The White House has named Cincinnati City Council Member Chris Seelbach as the 2013 Harvey Milk "Champion of Change." Seelbach will accept the award this Wednesday, May 22 (Harvey Milk Day) at the WhiteFull Story >
The White House has named Cincinnati City Council Member Chris Seelbach as the 2013 Harvey Milk "Champion of Change."Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:58:35 GMT
Funeral services are set for a Ft. Thomas man killed in Afghanistan. Visitation for Michael Bradford will be Friday at the Ft. Thomas Mess Hall from 4:00 until 7:30. Funeral services will beginFull Story >
Visitation for Michael Bradford will be Friday at the Ft. Thomas Mess Hall from 4:00 until 7:30. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:56:54 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenFull Story >
Six people are still unaccounted for in Moore, OK. Ten children, which includes two infants, were killed by the EF-5 tornado, according to the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:48 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:48:40 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetFull Story >
British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:48 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:48:24 GMT
Bystanders and police officers helped rescue a man from a car that was partially submerged in a pond Wednesday afternoon in Boone County. It happened just before 1 p.m. in the 800 block of Sharon DriveFull Story >
Bystanders and police officers helped rescue a man from a car that was partially submerged in a pond Wednesday afternoon in Boone County.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The University of Cincinnati has reached the halfway point in its most ambitious campaign ever - raising $1 billion by the year 2013.
Proudly Cincinnati: Tower of Strength, Rock of Truth is UC's vision to become the finest urban research university in the United States.
Through Proudly Cincinnati, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of UC provide essential monetary support. Their gifts support private scholarships, fellowships, co-op opportunities and more to help transform students' lives and enable them to do great things for their communities and the people they serve after graduation. UC has passed the halfway point of its fund-raising goal, but it still has a challenging road ahead.
Only two percent of public universities have even attempted such a feat – and UC launched the public phase of its campaign in 2009, in one of the worst economic periods this country has ever known.
The university has already used Proudly Cincinnati funds to build facilities designed by signature architects, build nationally and internationally ranked programs and record record-breaking support for UC's research.
According to U.S. News and World Report, there was an estimated 22.5 percent drop in endowment funds between July 2008 and Dec. 2008. These private gifts are used for funding scholarships, keeping college costs low, improving facilities and strengthening ties to student life and surrounding communities.
UC's new president, Dr. Gregory Williams, has taken over campaign after former president Nancy Zimpher, who launched the campaign, left to become chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY). Williams holds the record for the largest individual gift ever received by Ohio State University and attracted a number of high-profile donations during his tenure at City College of New York.
"President Williams has a bold vision for the future of higher education," said UC Trustees Chair H.C. Buck Niehoff, who led the effort to appoint UC's newest president. "He is a noted scholar with a remarkable record for building enrollment while ensuring academic excellence and diversity. He also has a substantial background in leading successful fundraising efforts. We were looking for that kind of symbiosis between vision and proven excellence, to inspire university leadership and help meet the aggressive goals established by the Proudly Cincinnati campaign."
Williams helped launch a celebration of Proudly Cincinnati on Tuesday by announcing the campaign has officially passed the halfway point with approximately $638 million in donations to-date. In addition, he shared his vision of the future of the campaign by issuing a challenge to the UC community that aims to make Proudly Cincinnati an indelible part of the fabric of the university's campus.
The university's student community took Williams' challenge seriously by introducing a new component to the Proudly Cincinnati campaign, Proudly Pennies. UC students pledged to make every penny count by instituting a campus-wide effort to raise 1 billion pennies – the equivalent of $10 million.
"We as students are an integral part of the University of Cincinnati community, and we believe it is our responsibility to help mobilize support of this great university," said Tim Lolli, UC Student Body President. "Proudly Pennies is the student body's contribution to making this great university even better."
The addition of Proudly Pennies to the university's $1 billion campaign isn't the only new idea the foundation recently brought to the table. The foundation's leadership has launched a new Web site that makes it easy for participants to invite personal and professional networks to contribute to the campaign; and faculty and staff volunteers who encourage participation among their colleagues. The results have been impressive: in 2009, the campaign saw a 22 percent increase in the number of faculty/staff contributors, and more than $1.3 million in contributions over the previous year.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:16:10 GMT
A big clean up is underway at Amelia High School following a prank. Several trees were toilet papered and the sign in front of the school was also changed. No word on any suspects in the prankFull Story >
No word on any suspects in the prank or if the school system plans to punish those responsible.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:06 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:06:35 GMT
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County. The Warren County chase started near Little Miami High School around 11:30 Tuesday night whenFull Story >
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:42 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:42:17 GMT
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday. Kara Perkins agreed to go along when one of her friends said she neededFull Story >
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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