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OSU Officials Were Not Mandated To Fire Band Director

Ohio State has announced the firing of OSU Marching Band director Jon Waters.
The attorney for fired OSUMB director Jon Waters said the university was not required to terminate him until Title IX.
1:07PM
August
7, 2014

The attorney for fired Ohio State University Marching Band director said the university did not have to terminate him.

Fired Band Director Says He Attempted To Fix Vulgar Culture

Ohio State has announced the firing of OSU Marching Band director Jon Waters.
Fired Ohio State Band Director Jon Waters says he tried to change the culture that included hazing and allegations of sexual harassment.
10:51AM
July
31, 2014

The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members when he was dismissed.

The 161st Ohio State Fair Opens

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The 161st Ohio State Fair opens.
5:00AM
July
23, 2014

The 161st Ohio State Fair opens this morning. Farm animals, homemade pies and the butter cows will of course be part of the fair. And vendors will also sell some new fair food featuring bacon and bugs.

OSU Rakes In $404 Million In Donations In Fiscal Year

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The donations reported in the fiscal year ending June 30 were just shy of the record $407 million in 2011-12.
9:02AM
July
22, 2014

Ohio State University says it took in a near-record $404 million in donations in the past 12 months.

OSU Moves To Host More Night Games

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Ohio Stadium opened in 1922 and has hosted night games for decades, but only recently received permanent lights.
8:24AM
July
18, 2014

Ohio State has hosted night football games in “The Shoe” for decades, but lights have always been trucked in. That’s changing as the school hopes for more exposure to recruits and national TV audiences.

Drake Aims To Meet Budget Challenges As New Ohio State President

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New Ohio State University President Michael Drake arrives at campus on his first day on the job.
1:18PM
June
30, 2014

Ohio State’s new president Michael Drake started his job Monday. Drake becomes the 15th president of the university. He first met with faculty and staff.

Ohio State And 2 Other Ohio Universities Get Bomb Dogs

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Ohio State and 3 other state universities will get bomb-sniffing dogs through a pilot program.
10:34AM
June
9, 2014

Three universities are getting bomb-sniffing dogs through a pilot program that officials eventually hope to expand throughout Ohio’s state universities.

Ohio State Campaigns to Make Consent “Sexy”

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Ohio State launches a "Consent is Sexy" campaign to inform students about sexual assault.
5:00AM
June
9, 2014

OSU recently launched a campaign aimed at preventing sexual violence and its raising eyebrows. A campaign at Ohio State called “Consent is Sexy” has a goal of preventing sexual assaults. The university has posted signs on restroom doors, on campus buses, in dormitories, and in sorority and frat houses.

Retired OSU Professor Works To Preserve Genetically Superior Trees

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OSU Professor Emeritus Daniel Struve checks on buckeye seedlings
5:18AM
April
25, 2014

Daniel Struve may have retired from teaching horticulture but by no means has he given up his horticultural practice. He’s still working to grow genetically superior trees from seeds.

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Grows To 111 Cases

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Four fifths of the 111 cases of mumps in Ohio are linked to the original outbreak at the Ohio State University campus in Columbus.
2:50PM
March
31, 2014

Public health officials tracking a growing outbreak of mumps in central Ohio say four-fifths of the cases confirmed so far are linked to Ohio State University.