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Ohio State University president announces visit to Cincinnati

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake will spend two days meeting with students, alumni, and business and community leaders in Cincinnati this week.

Among other stops, Drake will hold a town hall forum with students and educators about making college more affordable, meet with doctors at TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital to discuss cutting-edge cancer research, and join with other volunteers to help weed, mulch and prune at the Civic Garden Center.

The tour will highlight Drake’s 2020 Vision and commitment to access, affordability and excellence.

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College Affordability Forum with Cincinnati Public Schools

Drake and Cincinnati Board of Education President Erika Copeland Dansby will lead a discussion about college affordability and Ohio State’s Young Scholars Program. The Young Scholars Program identifies talented students from economically challenged backgrounds in Cincinnati and other large cities and starts working with those students in middle school to ensure they have the guidance, training and financial means to attend Ohio State.

Mayerson Academy
2650 Highland Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45219

June 23, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Statewide Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative

Ohio State and TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital are partners in a statewide initiative to screen newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients and their biological relatives for Lynch syndrome, a condition that increases risk for cancer. Drake will learn more about the Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention Initiative and see how Ohio State’s Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute is collaborating with Good Samaritan Hospital.

TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital
375 Dixmyth Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45220

June 24, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Food Security Service Project

There are enough Ohio children who are food insecure to fill Ohio Stadium more than six times. Ohio State is committed to improving food security for children and adults in Ohio and around the world, and the university is hiring dozens of new faculty in food-related fields like agriculture, nutrition, social work, public health, engineering and economics. President Drake will discuss food insecurity and help tend the garden at Cincinnati’s Civic Garden Center.

Civic Garden Center
2715 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45206

June 24, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.