News and Notes

Nov 23, 2021

A message of gratitude

This is the time of year when we pause to think about all that we have and the loved ones who surround us. While on this break, I encourage you to express gratitude, celebrate the blessings in your lives and take time to recharge and refresh by focusing on your own well-being.
Nov 19, 2021

President Johnson outlines her vision for Ohio State with investiture address

In her investiture address Friday, Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson reflected on the privilege of serving as president for the past 15 months and outlined her vision for a university that prioritizes access and affordability, faculty excellence, and groundbreaking research and innovation. - Ohio State News
Nov 19, 2021

Ohio State President Johnson lays out plan for debt-free bachelor's degree at investiture

Students must join Scarlet and Gray Advantage to take part in the program. Ohio State will provide scholarships and grants, coupled with paid work opportunities and internships. The university will also offer financial literacy courses and career counseling. - Columbus Dispatch
Nov 19, 2021

Ohio State is raising millions to erase student loan debt for undergrads

Ohio State University has launched an ambitious, 10-year plan to raise $800 million to eliminate all loans from financial aid packages given to undergraduates. "It's not free college, it's not free tuition," says Kristina Johnson, the president of Ohio State, "but can we take one of the largest universities in the country and develop pathways for our students so that they can graduate debt-free?" - NPR
Nov 18, 2021

President’s Research Excellence program funds projects tackling societal challenges

Nearly $1.4 million has been awarded to seven interdisciplinary Ohio State research teams through the President’s Research Excellence program to promote innovation and enhance the university’s standing among international research institutions. - Ohio State News
Nov 17, 2021

Ohio State News Alert: Get to Know Buckeye Block Watch

Watch for the bright orange jackets of our new civilian safety partners, introduce yourself and get to know the many ways they work to share resources and information while reporting suspicious activity.
Nov 16, 2021

Ohio State wellness event honors investiture of President Johnson

Yoga and some light exercise helped staff of The Ohio State University start their day and celebrate the investiture of Kristina M. Johnson as the 16th president of the university. - via Ohio State News
Nov 15, 2021

President Johnson leading the way for women in STEAMM, students say

As an engineer who leads one of the largest institutions of higher learning in the country, Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson is setting an example for young women who want to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and medicine (STEAMM), say female engineering students who have taken on leadership roles themselves. - via Ohio State News
Nov 12, 2021

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Energy Advancement and Innovation Center

Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson joined National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan; Vice President and Head of Major Partnerships for ENGIE North America Serdar Tufekci and Representatives Joyce Beatty and Troy Balderson for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Energy Advancement and Innovation Center. - via Ohio State News