May 2015

Step toward affordability

A step toward affordability

With higher education costs on the rise around the nation, Ohio State is taking a different approach.

President Michael V. Drake has proposed a freeze on in-state tuition, mandatory fees, housing, dining and all undergraduate program, course and learning technology fees on the Columbus campus. If approved by Ohio State’s Board of Trustees in June, this would mark the first time in 40 years that the institution has frozen these costs.

The proposal falls in line with Drake’s commitment to affordability, a goal he outlined as a part of his 2020 Vision. This is just one of many steps being taken around Ohio State as the university embarks on a five-year plan of inclusive excellence.


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Mark of distinction

Mark of distinction

Meet 10 Ohio State professors honored for their passion for teaching through the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Whether they're teaching the history of the Holocaust or primate behaviors, each professor has an inspirational story and a passion for making a difference in each student's life.


New role for a Buckeye hero

Archie Griffin

Alumni Association president and CEO Archie Griffin announced he’ll be moving to a new role within the university on July 1. The announcement came during a busy month for Griffin, who also delivered the commencement address to a group of graduates that included his son, Adam.


Perfect alignment

Dentistry bus

Now embarking on its second decade, Ohio State’s mobile dental clinic works with Columbus-area schools to provide much-needed care for more than 2,500 children each year. It’s also an opportunity for fourth-year dental students to see the real-life impact of their work.


Powered up

Powered up

New technology developed at The Ohio State University makes cell phone batteries last up to 30 percent longer on a single charge. The new invention, created by engineering researchers at Ohio State, captures wasted smart phone energy and feeds it back to the battery.


What does Ohio State mean to its graduates?

Ohio State grads

First-generation college graduate Victoria Tkacz Brown describes her experience at Ohio State as “life changing.” Attending Ohio State – first as an undergraduate in the Pharmaceutical Sciences program, then as a Doctor of Pharmacy student – was the beginning of the journey toward her dream career.

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High Points

Ohio State ranks among the top 10 institutions for all-time number of Peace Corps volunteers since the agency was created in 1961. This year, the university is No. 4 for volunteers.

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O-H-I-O at Multnomah Falls in Oregon

O-H-I-O at Multnomah Falls in Oregon
Four Buckeyes share their pride while posing on the Benson Bridge, which sits in front of the Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge in Corbett, Ore. The photo was submitted by Johan Hunsinger.

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