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Cincinnati In The News
A new Brookings report ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by growth over the past five years, with Cincinnati scoring well for prosperity and inclusion while sitting in the middle of the pack for overall growth.
Local writer Margy Waller spreads the gospel of Cincinnati's renaissance worldwide in her latest feature story on Virgin Atlantic's "Our Places" blog, this time focusing on the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Companies like Uber drive money out of local communities and erase the benefits that employees have fought hard for, Governing Magazine says, but local co-ops allow us to keep our dollars in our own communities.
The Project for Public Spaces says the kind of "build it and they will come" approach the University of Cincinnati takes toward hiring high-profile architects to design new facilities is ruining college campuses.
Polls in the Kentucky governor's race consistently showed Democrat Jack Conway with a slight lead over Republican Matt Bevin, but Bevin won handily, the latest blow to political polling operations.
A grave discovered by UC Classics professors Jack Davis and Sharon Stocker is yielding artifacts that The New York Times says could be "a gateway" to explain early Ancient Greek culture.
Cincinnati writer/artist Grace Dobush has a well-written story in today's Washington Post about this weekend's 25th anniversary celebration of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's infamous Perfect Moment exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center.
On the 25th anniversary of the Contemporary Arts Center's Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition that resulted in obscenity charges against the CAC, Smithsonian Magazine tries to explain how Cincinnati has evolved.
Tech website Backchannel is again heaping praise on the city of Cincinnati's efforts to integrate big data into its daily operations, this time interviewing Ed Cunningham, head of the city's building code enforcement operations who's also front man and fiddle player for Comet Bluegrass All-Stars.
Martin J. Blank, President of the Institute for Educational Leadership, writes about Oyler School's role in the transformation of Lower Price Hill in a Huffington Post blog post titled "What Happens When a Crack House Becomes an Early Childhood Learning Center?"
The new U.S. News & World Report college rankings says in the intro, "The host of intangibles that makes up the college experience can't be measured by a series of data points," then does just that. The data points add up to Ohio State as the top area school, followed by Indiana University and Miami University.
The New York Times Magazine's "Education Issue" includes a online slideshow, "Cincinnati Starchitecture," and feature story that examine the University of Cincinnati's investments (and debt load) to make its campus a playground for renowned architects.
The Washington Post offers a profile of Judge David Bunning, "the devout Catholic and son of former U.S. senator and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning (who) became the first U.S. judge to issue a jail sentence to enforce the Supreme Court's ruling that made gay marriage legal across the country."
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County checked out more than 18 million items in 2014, making it the fifth busiest public library system in the U.S.
Governing Magazine discusses how new ideas and players are coalescing to provide attractive options for the livability of cities, including Washington Park as a prime example of urban projects blurring the distinction between recreation and mobility.