News & Notes

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.

Ohio State program provides full-tuition scholarships

July 06, 2016 - Cametreus Clardy, a 2011 East High School graduate, earned his bachelor’s degree in special education in May from Ohio State University and heads this fall to Vanderbilt University to earn a master’s degree.

OSU president, students tour Next Generation Films

July 06, 2016 - Devon Alexander said he will think of Next Generation Films when he goes to the grocery store. Next Generation specializes in blown films such as the kind used to package cereal, meats, etc.

Statement on the passing of John F. Wolfe

June 24, 2016

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.