News & Notes

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.

A Message from President Drake: Buckeye Strong

November 29, 2016 - I want to express my profound appreciation for your efforts to support and lift up one another as Buckeyes in the wake of yesterday's frightening events.

A Message from President Drake

November 28, 2016 - Today, our campus community experienced a violent and frightening act.

"Together we remain unified in the face of adversity."

November 28, 2016 - Ohio State is a close-knit campus community with a spirit of perseverance — a place where community members learn together, talk and listen together, heal together.

Ohio State selects two scholars for inaugural President's Prize

November 22, 2016 - The Ohio State University has selected two graduating seniors as recipients of the first-ever President’s Prize, the highest university recognition bestowed on exceptional students committed to social change.

A Message from President Drake: BuckeyeThon's Day of Miracles

November 21, 2016 - Last year, Ohio State students raised more than $1.3 million through BuckeyeThon to fight pediatric cancer at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

A Message from President Drake: Happy Thanksgiving

November 18, 2016 - Every year, Thanksgiving Day affords us the opportunity to come together and celebrate the many blessings in our lives.

​Ohio State joins national initiative to increase research about women and girls of color

November 17, 2016 - Ohio State is among more than 50 member institutions uniting to address a call for action issued by the White House to increase understanding and highlight the status of women and girls of color – a growing demographic in the United States that remains underrepresented in academic research.

A Message to the Buckeye Community: Moving forward together

November 12, 2016 - We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, welcoming and ultimately safe place for people and ideas from all corners of our society and all around the world.

A Message from President Drake: Reflecting on our shared future

November 10, 2016 - As a university, we exist to create knowledge, explore ideas and welcome diverse opinions in an atmosphere that is open, collegial and safe for each of us.

Education Insider: Ohio State’s Drake to lead top universities’ association

October 26, 2016 - Ohio State President Dr. Michael V. Drake is the newly elected vice chairman of the American Association of Universities. The election means that Drake will be elevated to the chairman position for 2017-18.