September 2015

Faces of affordability

Affordability in action

Thanks in part to the 2015 President’s Affordability Grants, approximately 12,000 students arrived on the Ohio State campus this autumn with increased financial support.

Those grants — totaling $15 million — are being awarded to more than one-third of in-state, undergraduate students on the Columbus campus. The program is designed to help with affordability and to minimize student debt and several of the recipients have confirmed that it has had an immediate impact.

Ohio State awarded the grants to low- and middle-income students after President Michael V. Drake called for growing the need-based grant pool by $100 million over the next five years. Drake has identified access, affordability and excellence as key elements of his 2020 Vision for Ohio State.


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Ohio State launches Buckeyes ACT plan

Buckeye ACT

Ohio State has announced a comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct and relationship violence that combines new initiatives with programs developed over the last several years. The plan is newly organized under the name Buckeyes ACT and will focus on action, counseling and training.


How Sloopy became a Buckeye

How Sloopy became a Buckeye

The history of Hang on Sloopy – from its roots in rhythm and blues to the last-minute decision to include it in a halftime show in 1965 – has remained largely unknown. Take a closer look at the history behind one of Ohio State’s most venerable traditions.


The fight against Alzheimer’s

Earle Bruce doesn’t prowl Ohio State’s sidelines these days, but that does not mean the beloved coach is resting on his laurels. Bruce is now focusing on trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and his efforts are helping to make a difference and improve lives.


Getting a jump on brain tumors

Getting a jump on brain tumors

A new Ohio State study suggests that changes in immune function can occur as long as five years before the diagnosis of a brain tumor that typically produces symptoms only three months before it is detected.


What does Ohio State mean to literacy education?

Literacy education

The College of Education and Human Ecology brought Reading Recovery to Ohio State from New Zealand in 1984. Since then, the intervention has helped more than two million U.S. first graders become successful readers.

and points of pride
High Points

Saving Haiti’s most fragile lives. Hundreds of newborns have been saved thanks to The Ohio State University/Greif Neonatal Survival Program. The initiative, formed to tackle the global issue of infant mortality, celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Specialized Newborn Care Unit at St. Therese Hospital in Haiti. It was the first time any of the more than 2,000 infants born each year at the hospital had access to a crib, clean linens, life-monitoring equipment and a trained neonatal nursing staff.

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A Giant O-H-I-O

A Giant O-H-I-O
Mollie Mitchem '10, Michael O'Grady, Greta Guimond and Richard Guimond '79 show their pride at Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.

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