March 2015

Ohio State presidents

A traditional welcome

Since 1940, many Ohio State presidents have enjoyed ceremonial welcomes that mark their symbolic transitions to the institution’s highest office.

These ceremonies feature an oath and the presentation of the presidential medallion and have been held at various campus locations, from St. John Arena to Mershon Auditorium. Take a look back at the history of these welcome ceremonies that started with Howard Bevis and will continue with current Ohio State President Michael V. Drake’s investiture ceremony on March 31.

At the ceremony, Drake will share his vision for Ohio State during his investiture address. Watch via a livestream at 1:30 p.m. EDT that day as the university adds another chapter to its presidential history.


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On a new mission

On a new mission

Nationally recognized as a great fit for veterans, Ohio State works hard to ease transitions and create opportunities. From students to alumni, the university is a great place for veterans to earn their degree. The university is also recognizing some of the institution’s alumni veterans.


All things Ohio State

All things Ohio State

Ohio State Archives is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To commemorate the occasion, university archivists have selected their 50 favorite items from Ohio State’s past. Take a look at these 50 pieces of history, including William Oxley Thompson’s fedora, something called “The Convincer” and much more.


Analyzing the self-absorbed


Recent Ohio State research has cast a new light on people who are really into themselves. A study released earlier this month explored how parents play a key role in turning their kids into narcissists. And did you know that men who post many photos of themselves online may be revealing antisocial traits?


Upp and coming

Derek Upp

For men’s basketball student manager Derek Upp, being a Buckeye means being a part of a family, inspiring Buckeye Nation and paying forward for other kids with disabilities. Learn more about this behind-the-scenes Ohio State hero.


What does Ohio State mean to optometric research?

Greg Hopkins

Greg Hopkins is a Buckeye for life. He played the snare drum in The Ohio State University Marching Band from 2003 to 2005 as an undergraduate. The experience of being part of an elite, cohesive group working toward a common goal is paralleled in his optometry career choice.

and points of pride
High Points

First woman to win Wolf Prize in Agriculture. Professor Linda Saif is the first woman and Ohio State’s first scientist to receive the prestigious Wolf Prize, joining the likes of Stephen Hawking and Peter Higgs. Saif’s virus-fighting work in humans and food-producing animals has saved lives and led to new ways to design vaccines.

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O-H-I-O in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

O-H-I-O in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Taken at the town square in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! Noah, Elizabeth, Alex and Ethan Adkins — Buckeyes Forever!

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