News & Notes

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.

Welcome Week

August 22, 2017 - Each new academic year brings renewed energy and opportunity to our campuses across Ohio. It is a privilege and a pleasure to share this time with you.

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.

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.

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.