News and Notes

Apr 21, 2021

Trial verdict and support resources

The verdict is now in for the trial concerning the murder of George Floyd. This, no doubt, releases many emotions and feelings due to the tragedy that occurred on May 25, 2020. I hear and honor these feelings. Now more than ever, we need to take care of each other and engage peacefully and respectfully.
Apr 14, 2021

Reflections of a first-year Buckeye

The pace of life is picking up quickly due to the warmer weather. We’ve been through a lot over this past year and, like you, I’m eager to return to something close to normal.
Apr 13, 2021

Johnson & Johnson vaccine update

We are writing to provide an important update on the use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
Apr 09, 2021

Fall reactivation updates

Our plans to reinvigorate campus life this fall are taking shape as we look forward to an autumn semester of engaged classroom learning, thriving student activities and community events that bring us together, and we need your help to reactivate our Ohio State traditions.
Apr 06, 2021

President Johnson discusses leadership in challenging times

Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson is no stranger to leading in tumultuous times. Johnson competed for a spot in the Olympics, advised the Obama administration during one of the largest marine oil spills in history, and started leading the university in the middle of a deadly pandemic.
Apr 05, 2021

Reflections of a first-year Buckeye

Spring is finally here! It’s a time to celebrate new beginnings as we shake off winter and embrace the warmth and opportunities of the season.
Apr 05, 2021

President Johnson joins Gov. DeWine to encourage student vaccinations

Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson joined Gov. Mike DeWine today to visit the university-run vaccination clinic at the Schottenstein Center.
Apr 01, 2021

Dedicated COVID-19 vaccination doses for our university community

We are pleased to announce the ability to dedicate 25% of the Wexner Medical Center’s first-dose vaccine allocation to any Ohio State student, faculty or staff member, while maintaining our commitment to our patients and the central Ohio community.
Mar 30, 2021

Doubling down on safe and healthy behaviors – including twice-weekly testing – now for a brighter future

There is much reason for optimism. Yet, COVID-19 still poses a threat and we must not allow anything to slow our progress in the fight against the virus. At this moment in the pandemic, it’s important to redouble our efforts so that nothing disrupts our plans for a better summer and fall.