News and Notes

Aug 07, 2020

COVID-19 updates: summer commencement, testing program expansion, return-to-campus kits, class sizes and population density, Together As Buckeyes Pledge

This week, Chancellor for Health Affairs Harold Paz and Provost Bruce McPheron shared updates related to Ohio State's summer commencement, an expansion of the university's testing program, return-to-campus kits, class sizes and population density, and adjustments to the Together As Buckeyes Pledge.
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Jul 31, 2020

COVID-19 updates: online training and pledge now available and testing program for autumn

Provost McPheron and Chancellor Paz shared updates related to the mandatory online training and pledge required of all students, faculty and staff; the university's planned COVID-19 testing program; CABS service changes; and the phased reopening of Student Life facilities.
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Jul 24, 2020

COVID-19 updates: Online training and pledge required of all

Chancellor for Health Affairs Harold Paz and Provost Bruce McPheron shared updates related online training and the Together As Buckeyes Pledge required of all university community members, accountability measures for those who do not meet expectations and the state of Ohio's recent travel advisory.
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Jul 18, 2020

COVID-19 updates: rising cases in Ohio and other states, health and well-being resources, support for international students

This weekend, Provost Bruce McPheron and Chancellor for Health Affairs Harold Paz shared updates related to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Ohio and nationally, resources to support Buckeyes' health and well-being, and the university's support for international students.
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Jul 10, 2020

COVID-19 updates: support for international students, face masks requirement, events

Chancellor Paz and Provost McPheron shared the university's support for international students this week as well as updates related to the requirement to wear face masks on Ohio State campuses, new guidance regarding events, the availability of recreational spaces and ongoing work implementing course schedules for autumn semester.
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Jul 01, 2020

COVID-19 updates: Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website

Provost Bruce A. McPheron and Chancellor Harold L. Paz shared information with the Ohio State community today about the new Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website, the university's interim furlough policy and in-person events on campus. Plans for furloughs are not imminent at this time.
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Jun 30, 2020

Message of gratitude on last day as president

Brenda and I are touched and humbled by the good wishes we have received from so many of you. Thank you. We are grateful for the time we have had together. We wish you all the very best as you continue to lead our great university forward.
Jun 27, 2020

COVID-19 updates: virtual summer commencement, transition planning

This weekend, President Drake shared several updates related to summer commencement and the university's developing plans to return to on-campus operations in the autumn.
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Jun 25, 2020

Summer commencement announcement

President Drake shared with members of the Class of 2020 that summer commencement will be conducted virtually. He also provided information on regalia, the mailing of diplomas and additional ways graduates and their families can participate in this special event.
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