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Story Ideas for Media 11/14/11


Ohio State ranked in the top 20 nationally for study abroad and international students. The Ohio State University has broken into the top 10 nationally for its international student enrollment and into the top 20 for the number of students studying abroad, according to a national report released today.
Ohio State jumped eight spots and is now ranked 7th among the nation’s colleges and universities for hosting more than 6,000 international students in 2010, a 26.8 percent increase over the previous year. Ohio State also improved its 20th place ranking to 18th nationally in students studying abroad, and retained a 3rd place ranking for students studying abroad on short-term programs. These findings were issued as part of the Open Doors 2011 report, an annual survey published by the Institute of International Education.
International students at Ohio State are from 116 different countries including, China (2,432); South Korea (932); India (872); Taiwan (274) and Turkey (125). Nationally, the leading home countries for international students are China, India, South Korea, Canada and Taiwan.
The top fields of study at Ohio State for international students include engineering, business and biomedical and biological sciences, similar to the national trend. CONTACT: Maureen Miller, (614) 247-2462. SEE: http://www.oia.osu.edu/

New student initiative underway for Ohio State-Michigan game. BiggerThanTheGame, a new student organization, hopes to harness the power of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry to support the fight against cancer, raising funds and support for cancer research at The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Centers.
The group is asking students, fans, faculty and staff to join the Endless Wave, which will be created by collecting videos of individuals performing the wave and then playing the videos side- by-side as they scroll across a digital screen. The Endless Wave will be shown around campus and online leading up to The Big Game.
So far, Ohio State is winning the competition to see which university can upload the most videos. Sponsors will make a monetary donation per video uploaded, and proceeds will be donated to institutions’ respective cancer centers.
Fans should record themselves doing the wave and upload the video to