News & Notes

Statement in response to U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Fisher v University of Texas

June 23, 2016

Ohio State to play a central role in implementing Smart City Challenge

June 23, 2016 - Researchers and facilities at The Ohio State University will play a central role as the collaborative Smart City team comes together under an unprecedented $140 million program to transform Central Ohio into the nation’s premier transportation innovation region.

Ohio State University president announces visit to Cincinnati

June 21, 2016 - Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake will spend two days meeting with students, alumni, and business and community leaders in Cincinnati this week.

Statement on the passing of George V. Voinovich

June 12, 2016

The music man

June 08, 2016 - In an Ohio State classroom, President Michael V. Drake uses his love of music to teach first-year students about the Civil Rights era.

A Message from President Drake: Provost announcement

June 01, 2016 - After a national search, I am pleased to share that Bruce A. McPheron has accepted our offer to serve as the executive vice president and provost at Ohio State, effective today.

Spring Message for Faculty

May 02, 2016 - At The Ohio State University, we are privileged to count among our colleagues a host of the world’s leading scholars, across dozens of disciplines, advancing the frontiers of human knowledge on a daily basis.

Response to concerns about student protests that occurred Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April 21, 2016

A spark for change

April 20, 2016 - Ohio State students are making a difference in the fight for food security for all, from taking part in the inaugural Buckeye Summit to creating solutions in their communities.

President's Prize encourages graduates to engage with the world

April 19, 2016 - Ohio State recently founded the President’s Prize in order to support graduating seniors who are passionate about social change. Starting this year, two will be chosen annually as President’s Prize scholars.

Let’s rally for the hungry

April 13, 2016 - Third in the nation. That’s where Ohio ranks in the number of families that must skip meals or eat less because they don’t have resources to put food on the table. Members of 17.4 million households nationwide face this same dilemma. This April, Ohio State alumni are asked to help through Buckeyes Give: Month of Service.

Opening the door for scholars

April 11, 2016 - At Ohio State, scholarships are a gift of opportunity, helping students earn a top-tier education. In his 2020 Vision for the university, President Michael V. Drake took a strong stance on affordability and access, launching $15 million in President’s Affordability Grant program for Ohio undergraduates in 2015-16.

Ohio State trustees approve comprehensive tuition and fee freeze

April 08, 2016 - Tuition and mandatory fees for Ohio undergraduate students will be frozen for the fifth consecutive year, the university’s Board of Trustees decided Friday. In addition, housing costs will remain unchanged for a second year.

Growing the supply of early learning opportunities in Columbus

April 05, 2016 - Last week, we were warmly welcomed to Columbus, Ohio to visit one of our Administration’s new Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grantees - The Ohio State University. During our visit, we saw first-hand how a robust partnership between higher education and early education, local government and the private sector, and the health and social service systems, can have a profound impact on children and their families.

Summit takes a closer look at academic advising

April 05, 2016 - Academic Advising Summit brings the collaborative approach of President Drake's 2020 Vision to one of the university's most crucial support functions.

What the new Jesse Owens movie can teach us about diversity on college campuses: Michael Drake (Opinion)

April 03, 2016 - As I watched Jesse Owens' story during a special screening of the movie "Race" at The Ohio State University, I thought about the triumphs and complicated lessons of his American experience.

Ohio State offers free tuition to early childhood teachers

March 24, 2016 - The Ohio State University’s new Teacher Preparation Pipeline Scholarship program will allow 100 early childhood educators in Columbus to obtain a bachelor’s degree for free. The five-year program is a partnership between Ohio State, the city of Columbus, Columbus State Community College and Action for Children.

University President Drake discusses safety, affordability

March 08, 2016 - University President Michael Drake has had a busy first semester in what he refers to as his “sophomore year.” From security incidents to traditions in jeopardy, the president has had to deal with heavier issues in his second year at Ohio State.

University President Drake tours Wexner Medical Center

February 24, 2016 - Before Ohio State President Michael Drake was a university administrator, he was an ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma. Drake donned the white coat again on Wednesday morning to meet with doctors from various fields at the Wexner Medical Center and to discuss their work.

Ohio State President talks cost cutting and scholarship building

February 19, 2016 - The president of the state’s largest university says his school has been successful in lowering costs. But Michael Drake says Ohio State must work hard to stay affordable and maintain quality.