The Ohio State University Alumni Association


Fall 2020
Light in the storm

Light in the storm


An illustration depicting busts of faceless people all facing different directions, representing both the diversity and unity of the United States in context of recent conversations and protests about racism and racial justice

Adrian Franks

The only way is through

Whether our blinders were torn off in May or we are bearing the pain of the millionth cut, we will confront racism and its manifestations. We can learn so much from the Ohio State faculty and staff, alumni and students who work toward equity and justice. We hope the people you meet in these stories will lead you by their examples of grit, intellect and righteous determination.

Beauty is all around

Beauty is all around

See through the microscopes and satellite images created by Ohio State scientists in their quests to discover more about medicine, life and our planet.

Attacking COVID-19 from all angles

Attacking COVID-19 from all angles

Discover how Ohio State researchers in the Infectious Diseases Institute are addressing COVID-19, from infection to transmission to prevention.

The ties that bind us are unbroken

The ties that bind us are unbroken

Read students’ thoughts on what it’s been like to be taking classes at Ohio State campuses this fall under the mask and distancing restrictions of COVID-19.

The fun marches on

The fun marches on

Test your knowledge of The Ohio State University Marching Band with this interactive trivia quiz, plus learn how you can support the band by watching a movie.

Ten Ohio State majors you didn’t know you wanted to pursue

Ten Ohio State majors you didn’t know you wanted to pursue

Each year, first-year students arrive at Ohio State not quite sure which major they want to pursue. These are 10 unconventional and job-friendly options they might learn about through the University Exploration program.

Our narrative can be richer

Our narrative can be richer

Learn why alumni association President and CEO Molly Ranz Calhoun ’86 believes it’s so important for Ohio State to give unsung heroes the recognition they deserve.

Busting myths about blue light

Busting myths about blue light

Challenge your beliefs about those popular blue light-blocking glasses and learn why one Ohio State optometrist says you don’t need to buy them.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Read letters from readers of Ohio State Alumni Magazine, who write in about their college days and their reactions to stories in recent issues.

Q&A with alumni board member Craig Friedman

Q&A with alumni board member Craig Friedman

Meet Ohio State alumni association board member Craig Friedman, who stays connected to his alma mater through volunteering and student mentoring.

Our promise — and invitation

Our promise — and invitation

Learn how and why the staff of Ohio State Alumni Magazine produced a major feature about what alumni, faculty and students are doing to advance racial justice.

Web exclusives

Listen to our new podcast for alumni

Listen to our new podcast for alumni

Get to know Buckeyes blazing their own paths in the challenging, thrilling years after graduation.

Five ways to flourish during challenging times

Five ways to flourish during challenging times

Learn how to use positive psychology to relieve and manage the stress, anxiety and depression you may feel about the changes and isolation of COVID-19.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Remembering alumni who recently passed away