News and Notes

Mar 18, 2021

Statement on the American Dream and Promise Act

On behalf of The Ohio State University, I express my support of the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R.6). This legislation protects students and young people, including our very own Buckeyes, enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Mar 17, 2021

Spring commencement announcement

On May 9, we plan to celebrate the incredible collegiate achievements of the Class of 2021 in person at commencement — the first in-person ceremony since December 2019.
Mar 17, 2021

In-person commencement for the Class of 2020

I am delighted to share that we are inviting the Class of 2020 back to campus on August 8 for an in-person commencement in Ohio Stadium.
Mar 16, 2021

Reflections of a first-year Buckeye

Buckeyes make a difference in the lives of people and families the world over. What we are witnessing and experiencing every day at our own vaccination locations and sites across Ohio is nothing short of history being made. My deepest appreciation and thanks go to everyone in our Buckeye family for their extraordinary work to care for and protect one another.
Mar 12, 2021

President Johnson meets with staff to discuss campus return, mental health and anti-racism

President Johnson discussed what a return to campus will look like in the near future, her vision for Ohio State as an anti-racist community and her favorite late night TV shows during an hour-long conversation with the University Staff Advisory Committee this week.
Mar 09, 2021

Reflections of a first-year Buckeye

At Ohio State and around the world, we have been seeing hopeful signs of renewal and reasons for optimism.
Mar 08, 2021

Ohio State 'fiercely committed' to post-pandemic road map to new frontiers

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has cost us so dearly on many fronts, continues to present new challenges daily. However, if nothing else, this public health crisis has presented us with equally unprecedented opportunities. - via The Columbus Dispatch
Mar 04, 2021

Columbus campus testing updates

Starting Monday, March 8, students who live in university housing or university-managed facilities on the Columbus campus will be required to schedule and complete two COVID-19 tests each week until further notice.
Mar 03, 2021

President Johnson advocates for Ohio State in state budget testimony

State lawmakers continue hearings on Ohio’s proposed two-year, $75 billion state budget this week. Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson offered her advice on the sections of the bill that affect the university to the House Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education.