News & Notes

Drake pleased with first 18 months in office; looks forward to more success to celebrate

January 28, 2016 - Taking a lens to what he’s done over the first 18 months of his tenure, President Michael V. Drake says Ohio State is far from done, but the early successes can and should be celebrated.

OSU-Mansfield students to benefit from grant expansion

January 23, 2016 - Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake has announced an expansion of the President’s Affordability Grant program, which provides need-based financial aid to thousands of in-state undergraduates.

Ohio State expanding aid to low-income students

January 22, 2016 - Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake used his annual address to the University Senate on Thursday to deliver good news for undergraduates, especially those attending the OSU regional campuses.

Food insecurity a priority at Ohio State University

January 21, 2016 - The president of The Ohio State University says addressing food insecurity is a priority for the university.

Ohio State University to expand need-based grants to regional campuses

January 21, 2016 - Ohio State University will expand a need-based grant program to include low-and middle-income students enrolled at its regional campuses.

“A clear beacon for inclusiveness and a pathway to excellence.”

January 21, 2016 - During his annual State of the University Address, President Michael V. Drake shared his 2020 Vision.

President’s Affordability Grant program expanded for 2016-17 academic year

January 21, 2016 - Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake announced today an expansion of the President’s Affordability Grant program, which provides need-based financial aid to thousands of in-state undergraduates.

Ohio State named Big Ten diversion rate champion

January 20, 2016 - The Ohio State University was named 2015 diversion rate champion for the Big Ten Conference in the GameDay Recycling Challenge, highlighting the university’s strong commitment to sustainability.

Ohio State and NIKE sign groundbreaking college partnership

January 14, 2016 - The Ohio State University and NIKE have set a new standard for how a collegiate contract can benefit the entire student body.

Ohio State’s online programs rank among nation’s best

January 12, 2016 - Three of The Ohio State University’s online degree programs have been named among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in the 2016 rankings released today.

New CEO for The Ohio State University Health System

January 11, 2016 - Healthcare industry veteran David P. McQuaid will become chief executive officer of The Ohio State University Health System and chief operating officer of the Wexner Medical Center on Feb. 1.

Fiesta Bowl foes partner to volunteer at Phoenix food bank

January 05, 2016 - Ohio State and Notre Dame joined forces for a service project hosted by the Office of Student Life as part of the 2016 Fiesta Bowl.

Victory in the desert

January 01, 2016 - Buckeye Nation came together to provide community service at a Phoenix food bank, support the cleanup efforts of Old Town Scottsdale, celebrate all things Scarlet and Gray at the Buckeye Bash and cheer on their team to victory in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl, where the Buckeyes bested the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 44-28.

A New Year's Greeting

December 28, 2015 - A New Year's Greeting from President and Mrs. Michael V. Drake

Let's Talk About Your Grades

December 16, 2015 - Commodore Williams sees a lot of himself in Anthony Walker, a wiry 15-year-old who loves singing and sports, but who tends to let his schoolwork slide. They met last year as freshmen, and they expect to graduate together three years from now — Commodore, from Ohio State University, and Anthony, from Whetstone High School here.

Federal research dollars are critical to economic growth

December 10, 2015 - Silicon Valley is synonymous with transformational ideas. Recently, Ohio State University President Michael Drake and I traveled to that part of California — with others from the Columbus business and educational communities — to visit companies and universities and learn how they describe their creativity and success.

Ohio State Band Shows Flair Even as It Sticks to the Script

November 28, 2015 - As fans clad in scarlet and gray clapped along to “Le Régiment de Sambre et Meuse” on a warm September day in Columbus, members of Ohio State’s marching band and its alumni went about precisely spelling “Ohio” in script on Ohio Stadium’s field.

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."