News & Notes

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.

Spring Semester Update

April 28, 2016

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.

Ohio State President says university must be a role model, community leader as well as educator

February 19, 2016 - As a major institution, The Ohio State University has a responsibility to be a role model and community partner as well as a leader in education, President Michael V. Drake said Friday.

Drake pleased with first 18 months in office; looks forward to more success to celebrate

January 28, 2016 - Taking a lens to what he’s done over the first 18 months of his tenure, President Michael V. Drake says Ohio State is far from done, but the early successes can and should be celebrated.

OSU-Mansfield students to benefit from grant expansion

January 23, 2016 - Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake has announced an expansion of the President’s Affordability Grant program, which provides need-based financial aid to thousands of in-state undergraduates.

Ohio State expanding aid to low-income students

January 22, 2016 - Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake used his annual address to the University Senate on Thursday to deliver good news for undergraduates, especially those attending the OSU regional campuses.