News and Notes

Sep 18, 2020

Reflections of a First-Year Buckeye

I look forward to sharing with you all my “Reflections of a First-Year Buckeye.” These will be weekly dispatches about life on our campuses, our work, our progress meeting the challenges we face, and your successes as students, faculty and staff. As my “freshman” year progresses, we’ll learn, share and reflect — Together As Buckeyes.
Sep 18, 2020

President Johnson visits College of Engineering, her faculty home

Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson is continuing a whirlwind first month in office, getting acquainted with the Columbus campus through a series of college tours. This week, Johnson spent time in the College of Engineering. In discussions with faculty, she noted the importance of collaborative research and the need to focus on the physical and mental well-being of undergraduates and graduate students. - via Ohio State News
Sep 16, 2020

Together, let's make a difference

Today, we kick off the 2020 Bucks for Charity campaign, and I encourage you to join me and other Buckeyes to make a difference in the lives of all Ohioans. Now through Friday, November 6, we have the opportunity to support statewide nonprofit organizations and causes that are important to each of us. Let’s show how much we care.
Sep 16, 2020

Ohio State leaders celebrate Big Ten decision to resume fall sports

Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson joined Athletics Director Gene Smith and Head Football Coach Ryan Day today in celebrating the decision by the Big Ten Conference to proceed with fall sports by a league-wide unanimous decision of school presidents. The decision reverses the August postponement of fall sports. - via Ohio State News
Sep 09, 2020

New Ohio State president tours university’s Waterman lab

For Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson, an active first week in office included a tour of Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory and conversations with students, faculty and staff from the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. - via Ohio State News
Sep 04, 2020

COVID-19 updates: First official day, Labor Day weekend activities and testing, vaccine clinical trial

Today, President Kristina Johnson reflected on her first official day at Ohio State, encouraged those traveling during the Labor Day weekend to get tested for COVID-19 and more.
Sep 02, 2020

COVID-19 dashboard update and Labor Day weekend

This evening, Ohio State President Kristina Johnson asked for every Buckeye's help to reverse the rising trend of COVID-19 cases on campus.
Sep 01, 2020

President Johnson: Ohio State is beginning to feel like home

On her first official day as the 16th president of The Ohio State University, Kristina M. Johnson focused on getting a firsthand look at the university’s efforts to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a day filled with meetings and visits across campus. - via Ohio State News
Aug 28, 2020

COVID-19 updates: First week of classes, data dashboard enhancements, contact tracing responsibilities, innovating together

President-elect Johnson reflected on the first week of classes, provided updates related to data-dashboard enhancements and contact tracing responsibilities, and highlighted opportunities to innovate together