News & Notes

A Message from President Drake

November 15, 2018 - I write to provide the latest update on the independent sexual misconduct investigation of former university employee Dr. Richard Strauss, who died in 2005.

Buckeyes Give Thanks

November 13, 2018 - As Buckeyes, we are steadfast in our commitment to improving lives in Ohio and beyond.

Statement from President Michael V. Drake on the Pittsburgh synagogue shootings

October 29, 2018

A Message from President Drake

September 11, 2018 - As you may be aware, the university convened a task force in the spring to review suicide prevention efforts and mental health support services. Read more.

Autumn Semester Welcome to Staff and Faculty

August 21, 2018 - I hope you had a wonderful summer. As we begin another academic year, I want to take a moment to share some updates.

Autumn Semester Welcome to Students

August 21, 2018 - Whether you are #new2OSU or returning to campus, the spirit of a new academic year is in the air.

Ohio State to expand unprecedented affordability commitment

June 04, 2018 - Low- and moderate-income students at Ohio State’s five regional campuses soon will have unprecedented support to cover the cost of their tuition and mandatory fees.

Spring Update

May 06, 2018 - Just in time for commencement, spring is finally — and thankfully — in full bloom. As always, it has been an exciting semester and academic year.

A Message from President Drake

May 03, 2018 - President Michael V. Drake provides an update on the independent external investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against a former university-employed physician.

WATCH: Panel Discussion on the American Talent Initiative

May 02, 2018 - President Michael V. Drake, Kenyon College President Sean Decatur, and Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Maryland Brit Kirwan discussed the important work of the American Talent Initiative during a panel discussion Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

3 vital ways to measure how much a university education is worth

April 30, 2018 - Ohio State President Michael V. Drake, University of Oregon President Michael Schill and University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel discuss ways to measure how much a university education is worth. – via The Conversation

Why Bill and Melinda Gates put 20,000 students through college

April 29, 2018 - The University Innovation Alliance, of which Ohio State and President Michael V. Drake are founding members, is featured on CBS News’ 60 Minutes.

100 Top Colleges Vow To Enroll More Low-Income Students

April 20, 2018 - College access and affordability: It's a common topic in higher education — because college is the one place that can really be a catapult when it comes to moving up the economic ladder. - via NPR

A Message from President Drake

April 13, 2018 - Nothing is more difficult for our campus than losing young lives. We feel each loss from many different perspectives.

A Message from President Drake

April 09, 2018 - Two recent tragic incidents on our campus have resulted in the death of a student and in serious injury to a former student.

Letter to the editor: Greater accessibility boosts value of college degree

March 21, 2018 - President Michael V. Drake discuses Ohio State's participation in the American Talent Initiative and the importance of increasing higher education access and affordability. - via The Columbus Dispatch

2018 State of the University Address

January 09, 2018 - Read and watch President Michael V. Drake’s 2018 State of the University Address, given on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

A Message from President Drake: Spring Semester Update

January 08, 2018 - The new year provides the opportunity to forge ahead with renewed energy. As we consider our past and plan for our future, I am pleased to report that the value of an Ohio State education — and our momentum as a university — have never been greater.

Dr. Michael V. Drake drives future success at The Ohio State University

December 01, 2017 - President Michael V. Drake discusses Ohio State's momentum. - via Smart Business Magazine

#BuckeyeStrong: A Moment of Reflection

November 27, 2017 - Last November, Buckeye Nation came together in the wake of an attack on our Columbus campus. A year later, we remain firmly united — secure in the knowledge that we are defined by our strength and our solidarity during challenging and uncertain times.