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Meet the mentor

Dennis DeVendra is an Ohio State alum who turns wood and teaches yoga when he's not working in his high-tech job. He's also blind.

DeVendra serves as a mentor through an Ohio State program to encourage students with disabilities to choose high-paying technical careers.

Find out more about DeVendra and Ohio State's Ability Alliance program.

Mind/body connection


When psychology student Daniel Snider learned his aunt had cancer, he created a yoga routine for her--an experience that led him to create a yoga course for Ohio State students who've survived cancer. Snider is in good company: In 2007-2008, Ohio State students donated 384,280 hours of community service.

Find out more.

Home alone

How do you know when your child is old enough to stay home alone? According to OSU Extension, it's not a matter of age, it's a matter of maturity. Take your first cues from your child: If he or she is reasonably self-sufficient and shows a willingness to stay home, it may be time to establish some house rules.

Find out how you can help your child prepare.

Hovering mothering

So-called "helicopter parents" who swoop in at college to resolve their children's problems often do more harm than good. College students should develop a sense of autonomy and the critical-thinking skills needed to solve issues on their own, say university experts.

Find out how to walk the line between helpful and hovering in the summer Ohio State Alumni Magazine.

Good grief

A Peanuts frame by Charles Schulz

Plans are at the drawing board for a new home in Sullivant Hall for Ohio State's Cartoon Library and Museum, thanks in part to a $1 million gift from Jean Schulz, widow of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz.

Read the full story in onCampus.

Read about Mrs. Schulz's commitment to match up to $2.5 million in gifts.

Share your spirit

O-H-I-O: Tressel and the troops. See more images.

Coach Jim Tressel recently visited service men and women, including some Ohio State alums, at U.S. military installations overseas. See troop photos and videos: Gallery and Videos

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