News & Notes

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.

Q&A: First-generation students

June 02, 2017 - The New York Times asked five first-generation journalism students to interview other first-generation students at their colleges about the challenges they have faced. Now, those students and education experts are answering questions from first-generation students about how to handle their concerns about getting an education.

‘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

A Message from President Drake: Spring Semester Update

May 02, 2017 - As the semester comes to a close, I want to share with you a few highlights of an exciting academic year.

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.

2017 President's Prize winner KayMesha Knox: Passionate, purposeful

April 06, 2017 - KayMesha Knox is no average college senior. This winner of the first-ever President’s Prize is planning to change the lives of Columbus high school students.

Applications open for 2018 President’s Prize

April 06, 2017 - Any full-time graduating senior who will receive his/her first undergraduate degree in autumn 2017, spring 2018 or summer 2018 is eligible to apply for the 2018 President’s Prize.

Award honors Brenda Drake and Ohio State President Michael V. Drake for commitment to education, service

April 04, 2017 - The University of California, Irvine names President & Mrs. Drake recipients of its most prestigious award.

Ohio State program offers seniors tuition voucher for community service

March 30, 2017 - President Michael V. Drake announced Ohio State's participation in the Ohio Department of Higher Education's GIVE back. GO forward program.

Diversity: Boost diversity in biomedical research

March 30, 2017 - What works, and why, for diversity initiatives in business and on campus? To answer this question, and to scale up programs across a wide range of institutions, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, its Coalition of Urban Serving Universities and the Association of American Medical Colleges have issued a report entitled Increasing Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce: Actions for Improving Evidence.

2020 Vision: The plan for Ohio State

March 14, 2017

President Drake takes his message to Mansfield

March 07, 2017 - President Drake spoke about access, affordability and excellence on a road trip to Mansfield on March 3.

What colleges are doing to recruit more low-income students

March 02, 2017 - Presidents at 30 of America's top colleges say they're missing out on some of the best and brightest students -- those from low-income families. - via CNN Money

American Talent Initiative publishes research on increasing access, affordability for talented low-income students

February 15, 2017 - The American Talent Initiative's first white paper featuring five colleges and universities whose committed leadership has used creative financial strategies to expand opportunity.

Statement on arrest

February 11, 2017 - We are grateful to the Grove City Division of Police, Columbus Division of Police, and the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation for their swift, collective efforts.

A Message from President Drake on Ohio State's commitment to academic freedom

February 02, 2017 - In conversations with many of you over the past days, a recurring theme of uncertainty has surfaced. I want to reiterate that we value the range of perspectives and opinions represented across our campus — and we will continue to share information that affects our university community.

A Message from President Drake regarding immigration policy

January 29, 2017 - Our focus is, and always will be, the safety and well-being of our students and the Ohio State community. We continue to be focused on providing resources and working actively and quickly to help any other member of our community who might still be affected by this policy change.

A Message from President Drake regarding immigration executive order

January 29, 2017 - ​On Friday, an Executive Order was signed that restricted individuals from seven countries from entering the United States. This order has broad implications for many, including those in our Ohio State community.

Ohio State University helps fuel new research into autonomous vehicles

January 27, 2017 - Ohio State President Michael V. Drake & Ohio Governor John Kasich announce a $45-million investment in the region's Transportation Research Center.