95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Ohio State President Proposes Tuition Freeze
Ohio State president Gordon Gee has announced that he plans to recommend holding in-state undergraduate tuition at the 2012-13 level for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year.
â€œI am recommending to our board of trustees that Ohio State freeze in-state tuition for the coming academic year,â€ Gee said.
Taylor Stepp, the OSU undergraduate student government president, says he welcomes the news.
â€œThe average Ohio State student leaves with close to $24,000 in debt and obviously if students are paying the lowest possible amount of money to go to school here hopefully we can help mitigate some of that cost of debt,â€ Stepp said.
If approved, tuition will hold steady at about $10,000 dollars for the 2013-14 school year.
Gee mentioned his tuition proposal Wednesday during testimony before the Ohio House Subcommittee on Higher Education.