News & Notes

A Message from President Drake: Affordability Proposal

May 08, 2015 - I'm writing to let you know that today I am proposing for discussion with the Board of Trustees a plan that would introduce a comprehensive freeze on the costs for our in-state undergraduate students.

Video: Columbus State Commencement Address

May 08, 2015

President Drake to propose freezing tuition, room and board for in-state students

May 08, 2015 - For the first time in at least 40 years, The Ohio State University would institute a comprehensive freeze on costs for in-state students, under a plan President Dr. Michael V. Drake announced today.

Town Hall Ohio with President Drake

May 06, 2015 - Dr. Michael V. Drake shares his thoughts on Ohio State, its mission, responsibilities and maybe even a little bit about its football team.

Video: 2015 Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture

May 06, 2015

A Message from President Drake: Spring Semester Update

April 27, 2015 - Spring semester is winding down with finals nearing, the Oval trees in bloom and students preparing for commencement, internships and summer travels.

Ohio State students plan return trip to El Salvador to provide clean water

April 23, 2015 - With the arrival of hotter days comes the promise of kids running through sprinklers and diving into swimming pools. But this idea of a seemingly endless supply of clean water only holds true for a portion of the world, as the United Nations estimates 783 million people worldwide do not have access to clean water and 2.5 billion are without access to adequate sanitation.

Photo gallery: Scarlet & Gray Congressional Breakfast

April 22, 2015

President Barack Obama honors Buckeyes as ‘team of true character’

April 20, 2015 - President Barack Obama really didn’t have much of a choice as to how to begin his White House ceremony honoring the 2014 national-champion Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday.

Ohio State University has room for improvement, says President Michael Drake

April 17, 2015 - Ohio State University President Michael Drake is not afraid to make changes.

Ohio State University President Michael Drake adjusting to size and scope of school

April 16, 2015 - Michael Drake is comfortable leading Ohio State University but the new president is still adjusting to its the size and scope of the school.

Former and current Ohio State University presidents are a contrast in styles

April 13, 2015 - The style of Ohio State University President Michael Drake understandably draws comparisons to his high-profile predecessor, E. Gordon Gee, who sported bow ties, posed for selfies with students and - some say - never forgot a name or face.

2020 Vision: Investing in inclusive excellence

April 09, 2015 - During his first months as Ohio State’s 15th president, Michael V. Drake looked, listened and learned.

A Message from President Drake: Invested in Ohio State

April 01, 2015 - I recently read a quote from Ohio State’s national champion wrestler that really struck me: “People do not come to Ohio State to be ordinary.”

2020 Vision

April 01, 2015 - On March 31, 2015, President Michael V. Drake, MD, took the oath of office as Ohio State’s 15th president at his investiture ceremony.

Ohio State to dedicate $400M to improve value of students’ education

March 31, 2015 - The Ohio State University will dedicate at least $400 million over five years to lowering the cost and improving the value of students’ Ohio State education, President Drake announced Tuesday.

Investiture of President Drake to be held March 31

March 30, 2015 - Drake will be formally installed as the university’s 15th president, outline his vision for the future of Ohio State.

OSU President Drake visits Marion campus

March 25, 2015 - Dr. Michael Drake drew chuckles as he told of watching Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett's "learning process" when called in to replace starter Braxton Miller for the football team that eventually won the national championship in January.

President Drake appointed to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Board of Trustees

March 12, 2015 - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland has named Ohio State President Michael V. Drake to its Board of Trustees. Drake is one of three new trustees to join the board.

Black History Month reflections on a social revolution

February 18, 2015 - President Michael V. Drake presents “Reaching for the Top: Music of the Civil Rights Era,” a complex story of social change movements and the role music played in them.