In these first two segments, we’re going to learn about Jerrie Mock—and about local artists who helped commemorate the 50th anniversary of her pioneering flight around the world.
OSU Band Taskforce Surveying Current, Former Members
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Current Ohio State University band members and band alumni who graduated between 2009 and 2014 are being asked what they think about the band’s culture.
An 81-question survey was emailed, Wednesday night, as part of former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery’s independent probe into the band’s culture.
The survey is anonymous and asks questions surrounding band climate, sexual harassment and band leadership.
Members are asked if they received sexual harassment training and whether band leaders prevent sexually inappropriate behavior. The survey also asks members how much band alumni influence band culture.
OSU fired marching band director Jon Waters in July following a 60-day university investigation which found he failed to prevent a “sexualized” culture in the band.
Some band members and alumni criticize the investigation for only interviewing a small number of people.