July 2017

Prestigious military honor. Two Buckeyes were named 2017 Tillman Military Scholars in recognition of service, leadership and potential. The military veteran students, including the first Ohio State undergraduate to be honored, are among 60 scholars nationwide selected from more than 2,100 applicants. Five Ohio State students have now received the prestigious award.

Highest finish in program history. Ohio State locked up second place in the Learfield Directors’ Cup, a competition measuring collegiate athletics programs nationwide. Powered by men’s and women’s Olympic sports, the Buckeyes finished a university-best No. 2 in the nation for the third time. In the Capital One Cup, the men’s teams ranked first, the best finish in Ohio State history.

Inclusive excellence. College Choice has recognized Ohio State as a top 10 university in the nation for LGBTQ students. The honor speaks to a focus on diversity and inclusion in Drake’s 2020 Vision for the university. Ohio State is also named among the “Best of the Best” nationally for LGBTQ students, according to Campus Pride.

Hot take: Scientists find new planet. An international research team led by Ohio State astronomers has discovered a Jupiter-like world hotter than most stars. Planet KELT-9b has a day-side temperature of more than 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit — only 2,000 degrees cooler than our sun. The galactic discovery has attracted attention across the nation and around the globe.

"For the greater good of Ohioans." The new Buckeye Student Leadership Academy helps first-generation, rural and/or underrepresented minority students in Ohio better prepare for college — from admissions to time management and more. It aligns with Ohio State’s leadership in national initiatives focused on college access, including the American Talent Initiative.