News and Notes

Sep 25, 2020

Reflections of a First-Year Buckeye

I am impressed every day by the spirit you all are showing. With compassion and good will in your hearts, you are advancing anti-racist efforts through peaceful protest, dialogue and hard work. With care for your fellow Buckeyes, you are driving down the positivity rate by doing your part and rigorously following our safe and healthy practices day in and day out. You are making a difference. Keep it up.
Sep 23, 2020

This isn’t going to stop until we create an anti-racist world.

Breonna Taylor deserves justice, and this does not feel like justice.
Sep 19, 2020

A Tribute to Justice Ginsburg

Like so many of you, I have spent this weekend reading and thinking about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who, as she put it, had the good fortune “to be alive and a lawyer, when, for the first time in United States history, it became possible to urge ... the equal-citizenship stature of women and men as a fundamental constitutional principle.”
Sep 18, 2020

Reflections of a First-Year Buckeye

I look forward to sharing with you all my “Reflections of a First-Year Buckeye.” These will be weekly dispatches about life on our campuses, our work, our progress meeting the challenges we face, and your successes as students, faculty and staff. As my “freshman” year progresses, we’ll learn, share and reflect — Together As Buckeyes.
Sep 16, 2020

Together, let's make a difference

Today, we kick off the 2020 Bucks for Charity campaign, and I encourage you to join me and other Buckeyes to make a difference in the lives of all Ohioans. Now through Friday, November 6, we have the opportunity to support statewide nonprofit organizations and causes that are important to each of us. Let’s show how much we care.
Sep 16, 2020

Ohio State leaders celebrate Big Ten decision to resume fall sports

Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson joined Athletics Director Gene Smith and Head Football Coach Ryan Day today in celebrating the decision by the Big Ten Conference to proceed with fall sports by a league-wide unanimous decision of school presidents. The decision reverses the August postponement of fall sports. - via Ohio State News
Sep 09, 2020

New Ohio State president tours university’s Waterman lab

For Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson, an active first week in office included a tour of Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory and conversations with students, faculty and staff from the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. - via Ohio State News
Sep 04, 2020

COVID-19 updates: First official day, Labor Day weekend activities and testing, vaccine clinical trial

Today, President Kristina Johnson reflected on her first official day at Ohio State, encouraged those traveling during the Labor Day weekend to get tested for COVID-19 and more.
Sep 02, 2020

COVID-19 dashboard update and Labor Day weekend

This evening, Ohio State President Kristina Johnson asked for every Buckeye's help to reverse the rising trend of COVID-19 cases on campus.