News and Notes

Oct 19, 2020

Reflections of a First-Year Buckeye

We continue to mourn the tragic loss of Chase Meola, a student and dedicated friend to so many on our campus and in our community. His family, friends and loved ones came together on Saturday to celebrate his life and honor his memory. As Buckeyes, we will continue to come together during this difficult time, offering each other support and being here for one another. It’s the example Chase left for us, and we will honor it.
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Oct 15, 2020

University Task Force on Community Safety and Well-Being

The task force will work to improve existing systems and find new and creative ways to better ensure the safety and well-being of our Ohio State community members. It will deliver its initial report prior to the Thanksgiving holiday next month, continue its work throughout the year and remain a standing task force of the university.
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Oct 12, 2020

Statement from President Johnson

Today, Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson issued a statement following the tragic death of student Chase Meola.
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Oct 12, 2020

Remembering Chase Meola

Yesterday’s crime that occurred so close to our campus tragically took the life of a member of our Buckeye family and has left us all heartbroken.
Oct 05, 2020

Fulfilling real change - Together As Buckeyes

Let’s continue the hard work of solving the most important and complex challenges in our communities. Together As Buckeyes, we can fulfill real change.
Oct 02, 2020

Blackburn named chief of staff for Office of the President

A veteran leader with more than two decades of experience in higher education and the private sector is headed back to The Ohio State University to serve in the Office of the President. - via Ohio State News
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.”