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Fired Director Conducts, Plays In OSU Alumni Band

8:07PM
September
13, 2014

The fired director of Ohio State’s marching band has played in and helped conduct the alumni band during its annual game-day appearance.

Alumni Band Repudiates OSU Waters Report; Issues Own Findings

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The Ohio State University Marching Band
5:52PM
September
12, 2014

The Alumni Club of the Ohio State University Marching Band today issued its own report about the firing of director Jon Waters.

Ohio State Agrees To Fix Title IX Compliance Problems

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Ohio State said it is working to ensure its sexual harassment and assault policies are in line with Title IX laws.
5:03PM
September
11, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education said Ohio State University is taking steps to address issues with its sexual harassment policies. The Education Department found some of its procedures violated Title IX rules.

Alumni Band Members Push Trustees To Rehire Waters

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Former band members play outside the OSU Board of Trustees meeting Friday morning.
10:43AM
August
29, 2014

About 100 former members of the Ohio State University Marching Band protested and played outside the OSU Board of Trustees’ meeting Friday.

OSU Band Taskforce Surveying Current, Former Members

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Ohio State University Marching Band
12:17PM
August
28, 2014

Some former and current Ohio State University band members are being asked what they think about the band’s culture.

Student Squad Leaders Want Role in OSU Band Probe

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OSU Marching Band 2014 tryouts.
3:26PM
August
26, 2014

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.

OSU Trustees Decline To Act On Band Director’s Firing

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The Ohio State University Marching Band
6:20PM
August
15, 2014

The former director of the Ohio State University Marching Band, Jon Waters, appealed Thursday to the university’s board of trustees to be reinstated. On Friday, the board, in response, sent a letter to Waters’ attorney declining to do so.

Fired OSUMB Director Asks Board Of Trustees For Reinstatement

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OSUMB members prepare for a new season under new leadership.
4:01PM
August
14, 2014

The Ohio State University Marching Band has a new roster for the 2014 season. And Thursday afternoon, some of those members, along with their interim directors, shared their thoughts about moving forward amid a scandal that cost them their director, who has requested the board of trustees reinstate him.

Waters Praised In Final Job Review; Drake Holds Firm On Firing

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The Ohio State University Marching Band
1:35PM
August
13, 2014

For the first time since the decision was made in July, Ohio State University President Michael Drake answered questions about the decision to fire the band director. And he said it’s final. The statement was at Wednesday’s Columbus Metropolitan Club meeting. Drake was met by a group of protesters, former band members.

TBDBITL Tryouts Begin Following Scandal

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Ohio State University Marching Band tryouts began this week, about two weeks after its director was fired following an investigation into a "sexualized" culture in the band.
3:23PM
August
12, 2014

Two-and-a-half weeks after the Ohio State University Marching Band director was fired, tryouts began for future members. Students were all business Tuesday morning as they vie for a spot on the elite squad.