September 2017

Building on our strengths. Ohio State's strategic plan, Time and Change, aspires to strengthen the university’s position as a national flagship public research university. It sets forth five pillars of focus: teaching and learning; access, affordability and excellence; research and creative expression; academic health care; and operational excellence and resource stewardship.

New class, new records. Demand for an Ohio State education is at all-time high as a new school year begins. The 52,429 applicants for this year's incoming class represent a 6 percent increase from last year's record of 49,388. The new class, which kicked off the start of the academic year in August, is expected to be among the most talented and diverse in university history.

World champion — again. Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder captured gold at the 2017 Senior World Championships, winning four-straight matches to take the 97-kilogram division. Snyder, a 2016 Olympic champ, defeated Russia's Abdulrashid Sadulaev to seal the team title for the United States in what was dubbed by United World Wrestling as “the match of the century.”

Prestigious medical honor. The dean of the Ohio State College of Medicine has been elected vice chair of the American Board of Surgery for 2018-2019 — and will serve as chair in 2019-2020. Dr. K. Craig Kent, the Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean's Chair in Medicine, is recognized internationally for leadership in academic medicine and the field of surgery.

OH-IO! The university’s motto of "Education for Citizenship" is exemplified through outreach and engagement efforts across Ohio. President Michael V. Drake's state tours highlighted numerous examples, including working to increase the value of a college degree for all. Watch a video of highlights from President Drake's tours through northern and southeastern Ohio.