News & Notes

A Message from President Drake: Welcome Week

August 23, 2016 - I hope you all had a wonderful summer! The excitement of fall semester has arrived at The Ohio State University. I am delighted to be here with you as another academic year unfolds.

Ohio State Columbus Welcome 2016 (video)

August 23, 2016 - Ohio State freshmen are introduced to all of the exciting opportunities to experience in the great city of Columbus.

The Columbus Welcome (Storify)

August 23, 2016 - On Monday, August 22 the Office of Student Life welcomed new students to Columbus and showed off some of the best parts of living in the 6-1-4!

Ohio State welcomes new freshman class

August 22, 2016 - At the president’s Convocation on Monday, the freshman class of nearly 7,700 students were encouraged to stay true to their values and to make the most of their time at OSU.

Once again, Ohio State’s incoming class is more diverse and talented than ever

August 22, 2016 - The numbers won’t be official for a few weeks, but The Ohio State University is set to welcome more than 7,600 new freshmen to the Columbus campus who, as a group, represent the most talented and diverse class ever.

What's on Ohio State University president's mind as fall semester begins (podcast)

August 22, 2016 - Ohio State University begins classes Tuesday for the fall semester – the first year that sophomores must reside on campus as the school tries to help young students better transition to the rigors of college life.

Ohio State welcomes class of 2020 at fall convocation

August 22, 2016 - You know you’re pretty special when the university president breaks out the shades, straps on a bass guitar and starts rocking out at your first gathering on campus.

Ohio State's class of 2020 has school's highest-ever ACT scores

August 22, 2016 - Ohio State University's freshmen class again is its smartest ever, at least on paper. The average ACT score for the 7,600 students in the class of 2020 is 29.2, up from 28.9 last year and out of 36 total.

A great university in a great city

August 22, 2016 - Ohio State's incoming freshman class not only has the benefit of attending a world-class university, they are also in a city full of resources and opportunities.

Meet the Class of 2020

August 22, 2016 - Some of Ohio State's newest students share a look at what they hope to accomplish during their time on campus.

Parents, volunteers help 8,000 Ohio State students move into dorms

August 21, 2016 - Move-in day at Ohio State University can be a little overwhelming, with thousands of students and parents and packed-to-the-gills vehicles descending on campus and snaking toward residence halls. Darlene Griffin has a sign for that: Smile babe.

Touring Ohio

August 17, 2016 - This summer, Ohio State President Michael V. Drake and a contingent of university students, staff and alumni traversed the state as part of the annual Ohio State Tour.

Ohio State names inaugural director of Institute for Teaching and Learning

July 28, 2016 - The University Institute for Teaching and Learning will launch at The Ohio State University next month under the leadership of Kay Halasek, associate professor of English, who has been appointed the inaugural director of the center.

Music with President Drake on Town Hall Ohio

July 25, 2016 - Dr. Michael Drake teaches and lectures about music as a form of social commentary. And his connection to music led to him joining the board of directors for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Today, we talk music with Dr. Drake on Town Hall Ohio.

OSU president, faculty visit Cooper Tire

July 16, 2016 - Ohio State University President Michael Drake and other university officials visited Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. on Friday for tire-related presentations.

Like Gordon Gee, Ohio State President Dr. Michael V. Drake has own style

July 16, 2016 - Stepping onto a bus Thursday to greet a group of Buckeyes about to embark on an outreach tour of the state, Ohio State University President Dr. Michael V. Drake gave the expected greeting: “ O-H!"

Wanting in the land of plenty

July 11, 2016 - The problem is persistent. And it’s everywhere. Even though its impossibly large numbers are void of meaning for many: Fifty million Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. In Ohio, 2 million people are hungry. And 21 percent of children here in Franklin County are food insecure.

Ohio State Breaks Ground on CNG Fueling Station

July 11, 2016 - The Ohio State University broke ground today on a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station — the first of its kind for an Ohio university.

#OhioStateTour stops in Canton

July 07, 2016 - Ohio State University President Michael Drake and the Buckeye Bus with Ohio State students and staff visited the National First Ladies’ Library Thursday as part of a multi-day northeast Ohio tour that has stretched from Medina to Mansfield and Youngstown. Drake discussed how Ohio State is trying to help low- and medium-income families afford college.

Ohio State’s president offers free tuition to Youngstown students

July 06, 2016 - The president of Ohio State stopped in Youngstown Wednesday afternoon to announce that the city’s college-bound students can attend his school for free. President Michael Drake spoke to a crowd of 40 parents and students at the Choffin Career and Technical Center. He was part of a panel discussing accessibility, affordability and excellence of a college education.