News and Notes

Aug 24, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine requirement

With Monday’s news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Ohio State will now require every student, faculty and staff member to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Aug 17, 2021

Ohio State rolls out the scarlet carpet as Move-In week gets underway

Student life is returning to The Ohio State University as Move-In week gets underway on the Columbus and regional campuses. - via Ohio State News
Aug 07, 2021

Ohio State president helps Pelotonia 2021 get rolling

Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson celebrated the return of an in-person Pelotonia at the official opening ceremony Friday night at the new Columbus Crew stadium, Lower.com Field. - via Ohio State News
Aug 02, 2021

Masks now required on campus

Effective immediately, students, faculty, staff and visitors to all Ohio State campuses and medical facilities are required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. Masks continue to be required outdoors for unvaccinated individuals when they cannot maintain physical distancing. Vaccinated people are not required to mask outdoors.
Jul 27, 2021

Updates for autumn semester

In about a month, we’ll be together for the start of the academic year, and I’m thrilled just thinking about the Buckeye traditions that we all love.
Jul 19, 2021

Leadership announcement

I am excited to share with you today that Dr. Jeff Risinger will serve as Ohio State’s next senior vice president of talent, culture and human resources, effective Monday, August 16.
Jul 09, 2021

Don’t wait: Get vaccinated, win prizes

More than 60,000 Buckeyes are already fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and I’m excited to announce thousands of additional reasons to get your shots.
Jul 07, 2021

Reflections of a first-year Buckeye

I hope you had an enjoyable Fourth of July weekend celebrating our Declaration of Independence. This year’s glorious Fourth allowed us to return to some of the in-person celebrations and traditions that we love. These moments were made possible by steadfast adherence to safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic and significant scientific advancements to rapidly develop and deploy highly effective vaccines.
Jul 07, 2021

How Ohio State President Kristina Johnson has led during COVID-19

A once-in-a-century global health crisis has challenged Ohio State University’s new president. Columbus leaders say she’s passing the test.