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An Era Ends At OSU

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Gee became known for his outgoing personality and random appearances at campus events.
7:55AM
July
1, 2013

Ohio State University President Gordon Gee leaves the school’s top post Monday. The 69-year-old is known as a prolific fundraiser and leaves office after making off-color comments about Catholics, the Southeastern Conference, and others.

Parents, Students Look To Washington For Action On Student Loans

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The GOP majority in the House supports a measure that ties the Stafford loan rate to the fluctuating yield of the ten year treasury note. That would raise the rate to about 5 percent at the July 1st deadline, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
7:49AM
June 24, 2013

College officials, students and parents are watching closely to see whether Congress takes action this week on federally subsidized college loans. The interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans is set to double when the current rate of 3.4 percent sunsets on July 1st.

Oberlin Cancels Classes After Latest On-Campus Incident

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About 1,000 students gathered on campus for an afternoon rally, which featured songs from a marching band and an African dance ensemble.
8:01AM
March
5, 2013

The northeast Ohio college canceled classes Monday after the latest in a string of racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay messages on campus.

Miami University Disciplines Students For Rape Flier

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A student organization that works to prevent sexual assaults criticized university officials for not notifying students about the flier titled "The Top 10 Ways to Get Away with Rape."
10:18AM
October 23, 2012

The Oxford, Ohio college says it will discipline two male students responsible for putting an offensive flier about rape in a coed dorm bathroom.

Students Voice Frustration With Both Parties

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President Obama easily won the younger demographic in 2008, but some left-leaning students say he hasn't done enough to secure their vote in 2012.
9:02AM
August
14, 2012

Many left-leaning students in Columbus for a national conference say President Obama hasn’t done enough to secure their vote in the fall election.

Commentary: Kasich Not Helping Ohio Tuition Increases

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Ohio State University students in March protested tuition increases.
8:04AM
June
27, 2012

Ohio ranks second in the nation on a list of public universities with the highest tuition. WOSU commnentator Andrew Miller says Gov. John Kasich isn’t helping.

Ohio State Commits $50M To Financial Aid, Debt Continues To Grow

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Ohio State University says it will give $50 million more in financial help to students for the next four years to help them pay for college.
10:35AM
April
9, 2012

A recent study says the cost of a college education has outpaced inflation for decades and more students are paying those costs with borrowed money. In the U.S., total student loan debt now tops $1 trillion and the average student debt is $25,000

Antioch Reopens With Hope, Concerns About Future

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The picturesque Antioch College campus in Yellow Springs, about 60 miles west of Columbus.
7:25AM
October
4, 2011

The school closed its doors because of financial troubles three years ago. It’s resuming classes today, even without accreditation.

Justice Department Seeks Repayment Of Delinquent Student Loans.

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The federal Department of Education is turning to the Justice Department more often in recent years in a bid to collect delinquent student loans.
12:00AM
May
30, 2011

The federal Department of Education is turning to the Justice Department in Ohio and other states in a bid to collect delinquent student loans. The actions by federal agencies come as the amount of student loan debt has surpassed outstanding debt owed on credit cards.

Ohio Senate Eyes $2.9 Billion in College Assets

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A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Ohio's public colleges and universities have cash reserves nearing $3 billion, a significant chunk of the state's $8 billion budget gap.
12:00AM
May
3, 2011

A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Ohio’s public colleges and universities have cash reserves nearing $3 billion, a significant chunk of the state’s $8 billion budget gap.