News & Notes

Ohio State to expand unprecedented affordability commitment

June 04, 2018 - Low- and moderate-income students at Ohio State’s five regional campuses soon will have unprecedented support to cover the cost of their tuition and mandatory fees.

LinkedIn: Expanding access to an affordable and excellent Buckeye education

June 01, 2018 - As part of our commitment to provide greater access, affordability and excellence, I am proud to announce the expansion of the Buckeye Opportunity Program.

LinkedIn: All the difference in the world

May 23, 2018 - Colleges and universities across the nation continue to focus on efforts to close the achievement gap at their institutions. At Ohio State, among a number of other steps, we have committed more than $100 million in additional need-based aid for low- and moderate-income students since 2015.

LinkedIn: Ohio State joins statewide initiative to close attainment gap

May 17, 2018 - This month, Ohio State awarded the largest number of degrees and certificates in university history at spring commencement. Recent Buckeye graduates report accepting positions in 96 percent of Ohio’s most in-demand employment areas. Read more on LinkedIn.

Spring Update

May 06, 2018 - Just in time for commencement, spring is finally — and thankfully — in full bloom. As always, it has been an exciting semester and academic year.

A Message from President Drake

May 03, 2018 - President Michael V. Drake provides an update on the independent external investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against a former university-employed physician.

WATCH: Panel Discussion on the American Talent Initiative

May 02, 2018 - President Michael V. Drake, Kenyon College President Sean Decatur, and Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Maryland Brit Kirwan discussed the important work of the American Talent Initiative during a panel discussion Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

3 vital ways to measure how much a university education is worth

April 30, 2018 - Ohio State President Michael V. Drake, University of Oregon President Michael Schill and University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel discuss ways to measure how much a university education is worth. – via The Conversation

Why Bill and Melinda Gates put 20,000 students through college

April 29, 2018 - The University Innovation Alliance, of which Ohio State and President Michael V. Drake are founding members, is featured on CBS News’ 60 Minutes.

100 Top Colleges Vow To Enroll More Low-Income Students

April 20, 2018 - College access and affordability: It's a common topic in higher education — because college is the one place that can really be a catapult when it comes to moving up the economic ladder. - via NPR

A Message from President Drake

April 13, 2018 - Nothing is more difficult for our campus than losing young lives. We feel each loss from many different perspectives.

A Message from President Drake

April 09, 2018 - Two recent tragic incidents on our campus have resulted in the death of a student and in serious injury to a former student.

Letter to the editor: Greater accessibility boosts value of college degree

March 21, 2018 - President Michael V. Drake discuses Ohio State's participation in the American Talent Initiative and the importance of increasing higher education access and affordability. - via The Columbus Dispatch

2018 State of the University Address

January 09, 2018 - Read and watch President Michael V. Drake’s 2018 State of the University Address, given on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

A Message from President Drake: Spring Semester Update

January 08, 2018 - The new year provides the opportunity to forge ahead with renewed energy. As we consider our past and plan for our future, I am pleased to report that the value of an Ohio State education — and our momentum as a university — have never been greater.

Dr. Michael V. Drake drives future success at The Ohio State University

December 01, 2017 - President Michael V. Drake discusses Ohio State's momentum. - via Smart Business Magazine

#BuckeyeStrong: A Moment of Reflection

November 27, 2017 - Last November, Buckeye Nation came together in the wake of an attack on our Columbus campus. A year later, we remain firmly united — secure in the knowledge that we are defined by our strength and our solidarity during challenging and uncertain times.

Michael V. Drake: Tax bills could put college out of reach

November 25, 2017 - President Michael V. Drake and University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel raise concerns about the Tax Reform and Jobs Act passed Nov. 16. - via The Columbus Dispatch

A Message from President Drake: Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017

​Ohio State selects two scholars for 2018 President’s Prize

November 20, 2017 - The Ohio State University has selected two graduating seniors as recipients of the 2018 President’s Prize, the highest university recognition bestowed on exceptional students committed to making our world a better place through ambitious, transformational ideas and actions.