Here are the new residence halls on South Green!
CARR: Named after Arthur Carr, a 1903 graduate of Athens High School and believed to be OHIO's first black student-athlete. Carr went on to be a successful physician and Howard University Medical School professor.
LUCHS: Named for OHIO alumna and Outstanding Student of 1929 Evelyn Coulter Luchs. She was a magazine columnist, teacher, lecturer, public servant and celebrated Athens resident. Luchs became the first woman to be appointed to Ohio University's Board of Trustees in 1949.
SOWLE: Named after former OHIO president Claude R. Sowle (1969-74) who navigated the university through many challenges, including the 1970 university shutdown due to anti-Vietnam war riots across the state. The Ombuds Office, the Office of Institutional Equity and the Honors Tutorial College as we know them today were all established during President Sowle's term.
TANAKA: Named for Tomoyasu "Tomo" and Sumiko Tanaka, remembered for their generous support of international students, both in Athens and in Japan. Dr. Tomo Tanaka was an OHIO physics and astronomy faculty member from 1971-89 and is known as the father of the OHIO-Chubu University relationship.
Thanks to the offices of Students Affairs and Residential Housing for putting this graphic and information together! A Grand Opening is being planned for Aug. 29, and we'll provide updates as they become available.#OHIOMoveInCountdown