News & Notes

President Barack Obama honors Buckeyes as ‘team of true character’

April 20, 2015 - President Barack Obama really didn’t have much of a choice as to how to begin his White House ceremony honoring the 2014 national-champion Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday.

Ohio State University has room for improvement, says President Michael Drake

April 17, 2015 - Ohio State University President Michael Drake is not afraid to make changes.

Ohio State University President Michael Drake adjusting to size and scope of school

April 16, 2015 - Michael Drake is comfortable leading Ohio State University but the new president is still adjusting to its the size and scope of the school.

Former and current Ohio State University presidents are a contrast in styles

April 13, 2015 - The style of Ohio State University President Michael Drake understandably draws comparisons to his high-profile predecessor, E. Gordon Gee, who sported bow ties, posed for selfies with students and - some say - never forgot a name or face.

2020 Vision: Investing in inclusive excellence

April 09, 2015 - During his first months as Ohio State’s 15th president, Michael V. Drake looked, listened and learned.

A Message from President Drake: Invested in Ohio State

April 01, 2015 - I recently read a quote from Ohio State’s national champion wrestler that really struck me: “People do not come to Ohio State to be ordinary.”

2020 Vision

April 01, 2015 - On March 31, 2015, President Michael V. Drake, MD, took the oath of office as Ohio State’s 15th president at his investiture ceremony.

Ohio State to dedicate $400M to improve value of students’ education

March 31, 2015 - The Ohio State University will dedicate at least $400 million over five years to lowering the cost and improving the value of students’ Ohio State education, President Drake announced Tuesday.

Investiture of President Drake to be held March 31

March 30, 2015 - Drake will be formally installed as the university’s 15th president, outline his vision for the future of Ohio State.

OSU President Drake visits Marion campus

March 25, 2015 - Dr. Michael Drake drew chuckles as he told of watching Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett's "learning process" when called in to replace starter Braxton Miller for the football team that eventually won the national championship in January.

President Drake appointed to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Board of Trustees

March 12, 2015 - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland has named Ohio State President Michael V. Drake to its Board of Trustees. Drake is one of three new trustees to join the board.

Black History Month reflections on a social revolution

February 18, 2015 - President Michael V. Drake presents “Reaching for the Top: Music of the Civil Rights Era,” a complex story of social change movements and the role music played in them.

A Message from President Drake: Happy Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2015 - In the spirit of February, a time to show appreciation and affection, I am delighted to see so many examples of #BuckeyeLove around campus.

Statement by President Drake on the Ohio Task Force on Affordability & Efficiency in Higher Education

February 10, 2015 - “I appreciate and value Gov. Kasich’s leadership that challenges universities and colleges to do more with less."

Together, we can

February 10, 2015 - President Michael V. Drake shares his hopes, plans and early impressions in an interview with Ohio State Alumni magazine.

Statement by President Drake on Governor Kasich’s proposed budget

February 02, 2015 - Governor Kasich’s continued leadership in higher education is good news for students and for jobs.

Statement by President Drake on National Championship

January 13, 2015 - What a thrilling victory!

A Message from President Drake: Welcome Back

January 12, 2015 - Happy 2015! I am pleased to welcome our students back to campus, bringing with them the energy and promise of a fresh start.

What it means to be a Buckeye

January 12, 2015 - For almost as long as there has been an Ohio State, there has been Ohio State football.

OSU president heading to India to promote health-care innovation

January 07, 2015 - Ohio State University President Michael Drake will be getting quite a culture shock next week.