At the beginning of the year, for the first time in the 144-year history
of Ohio State University, the school appointed a Black president. Many
hope this landmark move will increase diversity at the university.
We agree with most pundits about the most recent Quinnipiac poll on
Mayor de Blasio’s approval rating: it’s much too early. According to
the poll—more than 1200 New Yorkers were questioned—the mayor’s approval
rating has dipped precipitously to 47 percent since January when he
polled 53 percent. But even his most ardent critics appear willing to cut him slack given
the unusually bad weather, particularly the heavy accumulation of snow,
the charter school fiasco, and his imbroglio with Gov. Cuomo over the
financing of pre-K.