News and Notes

May 23, 2020

COVID-19 updates: transition planning, Pelotonia and staff awards

During this Memorial Day weekend, President Drake updated Buckeyes on the university's transition back to on-campus operations, Pelotonia and summer camps, and congratulated the recipients of the 2020 Distinguished Staff Awards.
May 16, 2020

COVID-19 updates: summer term and transition planning

Ohio State President Michael V. Drake updated the university community about the school's summer term and the resumption of a limited number of essential on-campus operations.
May 09, 2020

COVID-19 updates: nurses and hospital weeks, post-pandemic planning, summer term

President Drake shared with the university community updates related to post-pandemic planning and summer term as well as his gratitude for Ohio State's many health care professionals on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.
May 02, 2020

COVID-19 updates: virtual commencement, #GivingTuesdayNow, student emergency grants

President Drake updated members of the university community about Ohio State's upcoming virtual commencement and other measure's related to the COVID-19 response.
Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 update: transition planning information

President Michael Drake shared information about the university's ongoing operations in light of the state of Ohio's phased plan to reopen businesses and workplaces across the state.
Apr 25, 2020

COVID-19 update: university examining budget reduction scenarios

President Drake shared an update with the Ohio State community regarding measures being taken to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — including budgetary contingency planning, supporting students financially and planning an eventual return to on-campus operations.
Apr 21, 2020

Together As Buckeyes emergency grants available

President Drake announced the Together As Buckeyes emergency grant program. All Ohio State students who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply.
Apr 18, 2020

COVID-19 updates: state of emergency, capital projects, post-pandemic task force

President Drake updated the university community on measures related to the state of emergency declaration, capital projects and the post-pandemic task force that will help plan for the future.
Apr 13, 2020

A message from President Drake

President Drake emphasized that Ohio State is an inclusive community built around innovative ideas and a welcoming spirit.