Lecture looks at how Canadians and Americans are becoming alike

A renowned author and journalist will visit Brock on Thursday to present a Canadian Studies guest lecture on how Canadians and Americans are becoming more alike.Andrew Cohen, professor of journalism and international affairs at Carleton University, will speak to students and guests on March 31 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Thistle 325.His talk is entitled, “Our Converging Continental Character: How Canadians and Americans are Becoming More Alike.”The event is free, everyone is welcome to attend and no tickets are required.Cohen is author of the best-selling book While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World and more recently Extraordinary Canadians: Lester B. Pearson. He was also Washington correspondent at the Globe and Mail.In his 30-year career, he also worked at home and abroad for The Ottawa Citizen, United Press International, Time, The Financial Post, Saturday Night and The Globe and Mail, where he was a foreign correspondent in Washington. read more

Ohio State Heisman winner Hopalong Cassady dies at 85

Heisman Trophy winner Howard ‘Hopalong’ Cassady (No. 40) played for OSU from 1952–55 and is one of the gridiron greats featured in ‘Rare Football Films: The Newsreels’ on Aug. 23, 2013. Cassady died at age 85 Friday in Tampa, Florida. Credit: Courtesy of Wexner Center for the ArtsHoward “Hopalong” Cassady, winner of the 1955 Heisman Trophy as a halfback at Ohio State, died Friday morning at age 85 in Tampa, Florida.Cassady played from 1952-55, earning All-America honors in his final two seasons. Cassady was part of two Big Ten Championship teams and won a National Championship in 1954 under head coach Woody Hayes. Cassady was just the third Buckeye to win the Heisman Trophy, with a 958-yard, 15-touchdown season in his senior year.“We’ve lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in Hop Cassady,” athletic director Gene Smith said in a university press release. “He was an all-time great Buckeye in every way. We will have the Cassady family in our thoughts and in our prayers.”His 2,466 career rushing yards were the most in program history at the time, and Cassady is still No. 19 all-time. He was also the leader in all-purpose yardage and scoring after his four seasons at Ohio State.Cassady was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979, and the Ohio State Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. His jersey was retired by the Buckeyes in 2000.The Detroit Lions selected Cassady as a first-round draft pick, and he’d go on to play seven seasons with the organization, capturing an NFL Championship in 1957. Cassady also played a season each with the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns.Playing three years of baseball at Ohio State, Cassady was inducted into the Columbus Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005, and spent more than 40 years working for the New York Yankees organization.Cassady will be honored at Ohio State’s game against Miami (Ohio) Saturday, according to the release. read more