News and Notes

Mar 04, 2021

Columbus campus testing updates

Starting Monday, March 8, students who live in university housing or university-managed facilities on the Columbus campus will be required to schedule and complete two COVID-19 tests each week until further notice.
Mar 03, 2021

President Johnson advocates for Ohio State in state budget testimony

State lawmakers continue hearings on Ohio’s proposed two-year, $75 billion state budget this week. Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson offered her advice on the sections of the bill that affect the university to the House Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education.
Mar 02, 2021

Reflections of a first-year Buckeye

On Sunday, I was honored and excited to be invited to Gospel Fest, part of the university’s 43rd African American Heritage Festival. The event featured music, dancing and more — a joyous expression of pride and celebration organized by an amazing and dedicated group of students.
Mar 02, 2021

Ohio State town hall focuses on reopening, vaccination

More students in classrooms, reduced testing and “something special” for graduates at spring commencement. Those are some of the positive opportunities for The Ohio State University community as conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to improve.
Feb 25, 2021

Campus reactivation planning for fall

Together, we have worked as a university community throughout the pandemic to lift up one another. We have connected through masks and screens, fought the spread of COVID-19 and continued to innovate, create, research, teach and learn. We have demonstrated that the Buckeye spirit cannot be held back.
Feb 22, 2021

Reflections of a first-year Buckeye

Even when faced with the challenges of a global pandemic, unprecedented in the modern age, the Ohio State spirit has not wavered. If anything, it shines brighter in our care and support for one another. I am truly honored to be a part of that.
Feb 18, 2021

President Johnson delivers first State of the University address

In her first State of the University address as the 16th president of The Ohio State University, Kristina M. Johnson today announced a commitment to hire hundreds of new faculty members and invest more than $750 million in new cutting-edge research, and promised a debt-free undergraduate education in a decade.
Feb 17, 2021

A life in science grounded President Johnson for leadership

Her career had included titles such as inventor, professor, policymaker, business leader – but it started with “scientist.”
Feb 11, 2021

Reflections of a first-year Buckeye

Your efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus continue to pay off. I am proud to be part of such a caring and conscientious Buckeye community. As this challenge continues, you are succeeding every day in advancing our overall mission and building a better world.