News & Notes

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.

2017 State of the University Address

January 10, 2017 - President Michael V. Drake cordially invites you to attend his annual State of the University Address at the University Senate meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. in Drinko Hall.

Announcing Business First's People to Watch in 2017

January 05, 2017 - Ohio State President Michael V. Drake is named one of Columbus Business First's "People to Watch" in 2017.

The Interview: Dr. Michael V. Drake

January 03, 2017 - President Drake sits down with (614) Magazine to discuss topics ranging from his love of music to his own college experience.

Buckeye, Tiger fans team up to help fight hunger in Arizona

December 30, 2016 - Members of the Ohio State community teamed up with Clemson before the Fiesta Bowl to help pack approximately 8,000 boxes of food for the hungry in Arizona.

A New Year's Greeting

December 28, 2016 - A New Year's Greeting from President and Mrs. Michael V. Drake

The new American Talent Initiative on college campuses. It isn’t about singing or dancing.

December 23, 2016 - Ohio State President Michael V. Drake and Daniel R. Porterfield, president of Franklin & Marshall College, write in The Washington Post about a new initiative to help low-income students access higher education.

Web extra: Michael Drake's journey to Ohio State

December 22, 2016 - President Drake shares some of the most significant moments in his life with Columbus Monthly magazine.

A Message from President Drake: Autumn Endnote

December 16, 2016 - Autumn semester at Ohio State has been exciting, busy and beautiful. At times, it has also tested our sense of unity and security.

Ohio State seeks to help more low-income students

December 13, 2016 - The American Talent Initiative, a collaborative of 30 founding colleges and universities, seeks to increase the number of low-income students at up to 270 of America’s top-performing institutions by 50,000 by 2025.

A Message from President Drake: John Glenn

December 08, 2016 - The Ohio State University community deeply mourns the loss of John Glenn, Ohio's consummate public servant and a true American hero.

​Statement on the passing of John Glenn

December 08, 2016

Moving forward. Staying Buckeye Strong.

November 30, 2016 - A day after a frightening incident outside of Watts Hall, Ohio State took a step forward with a solemn ceremony dedicated to bringing together the campus community.

‘Buckeye Strong’: Ohio State students gather to heal

November 30, 2016 - In the face of difficult circumstances, so many at Ohio State University rose to the occasion.

Ohio State President's Prize gives two women money to run charitable projects

November 30, 2016 - A little more than four years ago, KayMesha Knox was a senior at South High School, certain of graduating as one of the top students in her class but not convinced that she could put together the money to go to college.