Press Releases

June
11,
2019
An Ohio State University graduate student has been named a 2019 Tillman Scholar. Carrie Mayer plans to pursue a law degree in the Moritz College of Law as well as a master of public administration
May
31,
2019

Ohio State University trustees revoke Richard Strauss’ emeritus status, approve construction projects

President announces task force to study and prevent sexual misconduct on college campuses

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to revoke the professor emeritus title bestowed on Dr. Richard Strauss, who sexually abused at least 177 former students during his
May
21,
2019

The Ohio State University earns gold status in sustainability rating system

Ohio State among top universities, highlighting commitment to sustainability

The Ohio State University Columbus campus has achieved a gold rating within the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). Ohio State’s 2019 gold rating is good for three years
May
20,
2019

Statement from Ohio State President Michael V. Drake regarding news conference by Gov. DeWine on Richard Strauss

Ohio State continues to advocate for permission to release redacted portions of investigative report

We share Governor DeWine’s concern and compassion for survivors of sexual abuse and applaud the administration’s efforts to strengthen sexual misconduct reporting to law enforcement. We will continue
May
17,
2019
The Ohio State University today announced the release of a report representing the culmination of the 12-month investigation by Perkins Coie into sexual misconduct committed by Dr. Richard Strauss
May
17,
2019

Independent investigation finds Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss abused students from 1979 to 1998

University employees during that time failed to act, report finds

The Ohio State University today released a report from independent investigators that details acts of sexual abuse against at least 177 former students by Dr. Richard Strauss during his employment
May
15,
2019

Analysis: Ohio State generates $15.2 billion in economic impact annually for the state

President Drake announces findings of study at Columbus Metropolitan Club

President Michael V. Drake announced today at the Columbus Metropolitan Club the findings of a new economic impact analysis showing that The Ohio State University generates $15.2 billion annually in
May
08,
2019
For military veterans, the challenges they faced when they joined are completely different than those they face when they step onto The Ohio State University campus. Unlike traditional freshmen, veteran students are older, half have families and
May
08,
2019

Ohio State names associate vice president for new Office of Institutional Equity

Katherine Lasher will lead safety, reporting enhancements and actions across the university from centralized office

The Ohio State University has named Katherine M. Lasher as the associate vice president for the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), a key leadership position with oversight of the university’s
May
05,
2019
Facts on Spring 2019 Commencement The Ohio State University Sunday, May 5, 2019 Noon, Ohio Stadium   Number of degrees and certificates Doctoral             294 Professional       811 Masters            1,913 Bachelors   
April
18,
2019

Ohio State-led consortium aims to reduce opioid deaths by 40 percent

Universities, state and local partners awarded $65.9M federal grant to address opioid crisis in 19 hard-hit Ohio counties

Through a newly awarded $65.9 million federal research grant to address the opioid epidemic, The Ohio State University will lead a consortium of academic, state and community partners that aims to