Sullivant’s Travels is a site-specific journey through the mind of a building – namely Ohio State’s newly renovated Sullivant Hall, home to the university’s dance department. World-renowned director and choreographer Stephan Koplowitz developed eleven simultaneous performance elements featuring artists from OSU’s Department of Dance, School of Music and Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and [...]
Student Squad Leaders Want Role in OSU Band Probe
Student squad leaders from the Ohio State marching band are offering themselves as witnesses to a task force reviewing cultural issues surrounding the firing of band director Jonathan Waters.
In an email distributed on their behalf Tuesday by the band alumni association, the students attached a host of documents that they said will prove Waters “an advocate for student safety, equality, and respect between all members.” The records document band policies, training events and protocols that they say prove sexual harassment and hazing were not tolerated under Waters’ watch.
University leaders stand by the July 24 firing of Waters. His dismissal came after a two-month university investigation concluded he knew about but failed to stop a “sexualized culture” of rituals that included partially-clad marching, groping games and sometimes explicit nicknames.