News & Notes

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.

2017 President's Prize Winner Maggie Griffin: Connecting passion to purpose

April 06, 2017 - Maggie Griffin, who graduates this spring, is a recipient of the very first President’s Prize. Thanks to her passion, ingenuity and problem-solving drive, Maggie will spend her first year after graduation changing the lives of schoolchildren around Columbus.

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.

The education of Ohio State University President Michael Drake

January 26, 2017 - Columbus Monthly observes a day in the life of Ohio State President Michael V. Drake.

Campus of the future: Framework 2.0 imagines transformational research, learning environments over the next decade and beyond

January 19, 2017 - President Michael V. Drake, MD, announced at his State of the University Address a long-term framework vision to help strengthen Ohio State’s position as one of the world’s most important and effective centers of teaching and research.