News & Notes

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.

A holiday greeting

December 18, 2017 - A New Year's Greeting from President and Mrs. Michael V. Drake

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.

Michael V. Drake: Tax bills could put college out of reach

November 25, 2017 - President Michael V. Drake and University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel raise concerns about the Tax Reform and Jobs Act passed Nov. 16. - via The Columbus Dispatch

A Message from President Drake: Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017

​Ohio State selects two scholars for 2018 President’s Prize

November 20, 2017 - The Ohio State University has selected two graduating seniors as recipients of the 2018 President’s Prize, the highest university recognition bestowed on exceptional students committed to making our world a better place through ambitious, transformational ideas and actions.

Letter to the Ohio Congressional Delegation regarding H.R. 1

November 13, 2017

A Message from President Drake: Celebrating 150 Years

October 12, 2017 - Ohio State was established in 1870 to bring an excellent education within reach of all. Almost 150 years later, we continue to advance our founding land-grant mission while defining what it means to be a flagship public research university in the 21st century

Ohio State recognized for high-quality undergraduate teaching

September 28, 2017 - The Ohio State University’s strong commitment to teaching and learning has won the university national recognition.

Ohio State to cover full cost of tuition for Ohio Pell families

September 28, 2017 - This unprecedented expansion of affordability efforts will close the remaining gap after state and federal aid.

Ohio State joins Big Ten Voting Challenge to help boost student voting

September 28, 2017 - Ohio State faces off against 13 other schools in an effort to support civic engagement.

A Message from President Drake: DACA Decision

September 05, 2017 - Our university derives great strength from bringing together outstanding individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Inclusive excellence enriches our pursuit, discovery and sharing of knowledge.

A Message from President Drake: Time and Change Strategic Plan

August 25, 2017 - Ohio State's strategic plan, titled Time and Change, builds on our existing strengths by setting forth five pillars of broad focus.

President Drake’s 2017 State Tour Highlights Ohio State’s Far-Reaching Impact

August 07, 2017 - President Michael V. Drake visited more than a dozen towns and villages across Ohio during the two legs of his annual State Tour. View highlights.

Inaugural President’s Prize winner to highlight Unity Fridge project through ‘takeover’ of President Drake’s Twitter

June 06, 2017 - 2017 President's Prize winner Maggie Griffin took the reins of President Drake's Twitter account on June 8 to highlight her Unity Fridge project.

‘I won’t give up’: How first-generation students see college

May 31, 2017 - Getting into college and making it through can be hard no matter what your circumstances. But for first-generation students — the first in their families to attend college — the challenges are even greater because they must tackle them largely on their own. - via The New York Times

Focusing on the Feds

April 26, 2017 - The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., President David M. Rubenstein led a discussion April 25 with Ohio State University President Michael Drake, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust and Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne. - via Inside Higher Ed

Students learn a lesson in rock ‘n’ roll

April 17, 2017 - Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen spoke to students about his life and musical career during the Civil Rights era.