News & Notes

A Message from President Drake: Welcome Home

August 25, 2015 - There is nothing more exciting than the first week of school! I had a wonderful time meeting students and families at Move-In and other events over the weekend.

Ohio State marks new school year with most talented and diverse freshman class ever

August 21, 2015 - The Ohio State University expects to enroll its most talented and diverse class ever, as more than 7,000 new freshmen begin their college careers with the start of autumn semester on Aug. 25.

"Opportunities for the people of Ohio"

August 18, 2015 - President Michael V. Drake took his 2020 Vision on the road this summer to the small towns and big cities of Ohio.

OSU president speaks on Grand Lake St Marys water quality

August 14, 2015 - President Michael Drake of The Ohio State University stopped at Grand Lake St. Marys today as part of his two day tour of Western Ohio.

Drake: Science will find solutions

August 14, 2015 - Ohio State University President Michael Drake said the university is a willing partner in solving water quality issues on Ohio’s lakes in a visit to the area Friday.

CSU, OSU form partnership

August 14, 2015 - The distance from Wilberforce to Columbus became a little shorter on Thursday when presidents from Central State and Ohio State formed a new partnership.

OSU president champions affordable college plan

August 14, 2015 - Ohio State University President Dr. Michael Drake says he will address rising student costs by cutting $200 million in expenses at the state’s flagship college.

Making college affordable for southern Ohio’s students

August 07, 2015 - My recent visit to southern Ohio as part of the university’s state tour left a lasting impression about the wonderful students, families and community leaders who represent this beautiful area of the state.

New OSU leader ‘Mr. Inside’

August 02, 2015 - While E. Gordon Gee never missed a chance to turn a meal into an networking opportunity, Ohio State University’s new president, Michael V. Drake, often eats a sandwich packed from home at his desk during the work day.

Brutus, OSU president visit Vinton County

July 27, 2015 - Gardens are not usually the place for a pep rally, but Friday at Vinton County Middle School sure felt like one.

Ohio State President Michael Drake leads tour on college affordability

July 23, 2015 - Ohio State University President Michael Drake began his first state tour on Thursday with a stop in this Ohio city to talk about what he says is his administration’s most-pressing priority — making college more affordable.

Tour gives Drake chance to explore, share his vision

July 16, 2015 - Ohio State President Michael V. Drake is taking time over the next month to travel to various areas of the state — both to get an up-close look at some of Ohio’s high points and to see how and where Ohio State’s considerable intellectual strength benefits local communities.

Letter to the Editor: Governor does right by higher education

July 07, 2015 - While we celebrated the founding of our great nation on July 4, families and students around the state have another reason to give thanks. Last week, Gov. John Kasich signed into law a state budget bill that underscores the importance of a college degree.

College affordability: A defining issue of our time (Buckeye Voices)

July 06, 2015 - For more than 140 years, The Ohio State University has been a leader in teaching the best minds and bringing forth innovations in science, agriculture, medicine and other fields to help solve our world's greatest challenges. Today, we focus on our continued leadership in addressing one of the most important and pressing issues of our time: making the cost of higher education more affordable.

State program aims at reducing infant mortality

July 02, 2015 - The Ohio Department of Health has selected four community-health centers – including one in Columbus – to share a $900,000 grant aimed at enhancing prenatal care and infant health.

Ohio prepares for rock and politics

June 30, 2015 - As Ohio prepares to host a national political convention in 2016, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is getting ready too.

​Statement by President Drake on completion of the state budget

June 30, 2015 - "It is inspiring to live and work in a state with such strong bipartisan support that values higher education ..."

Michael Drake, Nick Akins and George Barrett get on the bus for the Rock Hall Roadshow

June 26, 2015 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum took a road trip down to Columbus for the first time Thursday evening, assembling an All-Star band along the way to put on a show.

Dr. Michael V. Drake: OSU president uses life lessons to lead

June 21, 2015 - Dr. Michael V. Drake’s worst bike wreck happened when he was 13. He was riding home from a shake shop with a paper-bagged milkshake balanced on his handlebars when a notorious neighborhood attack dog charged him.

Q&A: Buckeye-in-chief Michael Drake on OSU's role in Columbus, Ohio and the world

June 09, 2015 - Ohio State is everywhere. Just ask Michael Drake.