News and Notes

Aug 07, 2022

Graduates praised for their grit, determination at Ohio State’s commencement

In the words of The Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson, few commencement speakers have had such a direct impact on the lives of students as Jane Grote Abell. “How many of you have relied on great Columbus-style, edge-to-edge pizzas from Donatos to get you through Ohio State?” Johnson asked graduates at the 2022 summer commencement.
Aug 04, 2022

Ohio State joins 11 Midwest institutions to launch semiconductor-focused network

The network will collaboratively develop innovative solutions in higher education to best support the onshoring of the advanced semiconductor and microelectronics industry and address the industries’ research and workforce needs.
Jul 19, 2022

Notes from a Fellow Buckeye

The past month at Ohio State has been incredibly exciting. The State Tour — our annual summer tradition that was paused in 2021 because of the pandemic — was a resounding success. Our visit to the Miami Valley region showcased Ohio State to an important area of the state, reinforced vital relationships, and solidified new and existing partnerships critical to our excellence in academics, research and service.
Jul 13, 2022

From student-athlete to university president

From starting Stanford's lacrosse team to trying out for the U.S. Field Hockey team, sports have been part of President Johnson's life. - via Starting IX-Up Podcast
Jul 05, 2022

University state tour explores history, culture and innovation in the Miami Valley

Research. Relationships. Reflection. Those were some of the themes that emerged over the course of two days as students, leaders and staff from The Ohio State University boarded buses to visit the state’s Miami Valley region. The annual State Tour returned to the road for the first time since the COVID pandemic and included stops in Dayton, Springfield and Yellow Springs.
Jul 01, 2022

Ohio State Athletics discuss Big Ten expansion as USC, UCLA set to join conference

Two of the biggest brands in college athletics are moving to the Big Ten. The Big Ten Conference Council voted Thursday unanimously to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members effective August 2, 2024. Ohio State University Athletic Director Gene Smith and President Kristina Johnson spoke about the new look of the Big Ten and what it means for the Buckeyes. - via ABC6
Jun 29, 2022

Wilberforce University partners with Ohio State

Ohio State University entered into a formal partnership with the state’s only private Historically Black College and University on Tuesday. The first-of-its kind agreement with Wilberforce University will create an advanced golf course management program. - via WYSO
Jun 23, 2022

Ohio State celebrates 50th anniversary of Title IX

A year of celebrations of Title IX began at The Ohio State University Thursday when President Kristina M. Johnson and other members of the university’s female athletic community spoke about the role the landmark legislation has played in their lives.
Jun 22, 2022

Resources for establishing and advancing shared dialogues

In the coming days, the U.S. Supreme Court and other governmental entities are expected to issue decisions and advance policies that will impact our nation and the communities in which we live. As they do, we will provide the university community with opportunities for dialogue and engagement, and we will continue to rely on our shared commitment to research, teaching, scholarship, academic freedom and considerate discourse.