News & Notes

Statement on Mirror Lake tragedy

November 25, 2015 - “We are heartbroken over this horrible tragedy. We have identified the young man as Austin Singletary, a third-year student from Dayton, Ohio. I know that the thoughts and prayers of all of us are with his family and loved ones. During this difficult time, counseling services will be made available throughout the holiday weekend for those who seek support,” said President Michael V. Drake.

Ohio State’s New President Tackles Football

November 18, 2015 - Football is more visible,” Drake said. “But we also think about the rest of the university and feel it has to be balanced.” The goal, he said, is a school that “looks at things in the proper perspective.”

Statement from President Michael V. Drake on Recent Events at University of Missouri, Elsewhere

November 13, 2015 - "The recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale and other campuses reinforce the vitally important role that universities play in confronting issues of racism, intolerance and insensitivity in American society. This moment is an opportunity for us to reflect and learn. Our students, faculty, staff and community members must continue to engage actively in conversation and be relentless in our ongoing efforts to create a university that is evermore open, welcoming and nurturing to all."

Renamed street honors couple’s contributions

November 12, 2015 - Congratulations to John and Annie Glenn, whose names now grace a stretch of 17th Avenue between Tuttle Park Place and College Road on the Ohio State University campus.

The top 10 colleges in the U.S. for veterans

November 11, 2015 - Over 1,800 students that go to Ohio State are recipients of the G.I. Bill. Ohio State participates in three federal programs important to veterans, and participates in the yellow ribbon program as well.

OSU’s Beloved Brutus Turns the Big 5-0

November 02, 2015 - The experiences and education Kerry Reed received during his four years at Ohio State University did more to shape his life than winning a mascot-naming contest his senior year. But it’s that one moment in time that still causes Reed’s phone to ring 50 years later.

OSU Marching Band Departs For London

October 23, 2015 - The Ohio State University Marching Band departed for London Thursday night. They will play Sunday before the NFL's Bills vs. Jaguars game at Wembley Stadium.

City schools part of program to introduce youngsters to health careers

October 03, 2015 - Over the coming years, the partnership among the district, Ohio State University and others will introduce Perkins and students at six other schools to dentists, paramedics, doctors and other health providers, who will mentor them and show them what they do on the job.

A Message from President Drake: AAU campus climate survey

September 21, 2015 - Last spring, Ohio State students had the opportunity to participate in the Association of American Universities (AAU) campus climate survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct. The university voluntarily committed to take part in this survey as part of ongoing efforts to enhance prevention and support.

Ohio State to use data to boost student achievement

September 19, 2015 - During the summer, Ohio State University President Michael Drake was busy traveling through our state talking with lawmakers and city leaders about his 2020 vision to make a college education more accessible.

OSU making strides with water quality

September 18, 2015 - It’s been one year since the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University launched its Nutrient Stewardship for Cleaner Water Signature Program, and already the initiative is making strides in working to improve water quality in Ohio.

LASER chosen as Bright Spot in Hispanic Education

September 17, 2015 - Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER) has been selected as a 2015 Bright Spot in Hispanic Education.

Statement by President Drake on the Retirement Announcement of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner

September 17, 2015 - "We are grateful for John Boehner's many years of outstanding service in Congress..."

Ohio State announces comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct and relationship violence

September 17, 2015 - The Ohio State University announced today a comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct and relationship violence that combines new initiatives with programs developed over the last several years.

A Message from President Drake: Buckeyes ACT

September 17, 2015 - Sexual misconduct and relationship violence are of deep concern to us all. Today, Ohio State is announcing a comprehensive plan to combat these issues called Buckeyes ACT (Action, Counseling, Training).

A Message from President Drake: Autumn Note

September 16, 2015 - In the past few weeks we have seen an exciting start to autumn semester. This reminds me of how we all work together to make Ohio State a wonderful place.

Ohio State University has highest graduation rate of Ohio four-year public schools

September 14, 2015 - At 83 percent, Ohio State University has the highest graduation rate among the 13 public colleges in Ohio, according to the national College Scorecard.

A Message from President Drake: Join the 2015 Bucks for Charity Drive

September 14, 2015 - At Ohio State, giving back is a core value that defines us – both as individuals and as Buckeyes.

President Drake visits Ohio State Mansfield (Storify)

September 09, 2015 - The event marks the first visit by the newly named university president to The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

Faces of affordability

September 09, 2015 - Thanks in part to 2015 President’s Affordability Grants, approximately 12,000 students arrived on the Ohio State campus this autumn with increased financial support.