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OSU President Drake Unaware Of Band Scandal Before His Hiring

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Ohio State President Michael Drake
12:11PM
November 20, 2014

Ohio State University president Michael Drake says he knew nothing about the band scandal brewing when he took over his university position.

Task Force Finds Lax University Oversight Of Marching Band

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A task force review reinforces OSU's investigation of a sexualized culture within the marching band.
9:53PM
November
18, 2014

A review by former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery found additional examples of of inappropriate behavior and poor university oversight of the band.

Task Force Recommends 37 Changes To OSU Marching Band

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An independent task force has released recommendations for improvements to the Ohio State Marching Band.
3:46PM
November
18, 2014

A four-month review of the culture of Ohio State University’s marching band has resulted in 37 recommendations for improvement in band operations, training and university oversight.

OSU Says More Evidence Exists Of Band’s ‘Sexualized Culture’

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Ohio State University today released more evidence supporting the school’s claim of a “sexualized culture” within the OSU Marching Band. Ohio State wants a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit fired marching band director Jonathon Waters filed against the university.
12:25PM
October 23, 2014

Ohio State University, Thursday, released more evidence supporting the school’s claim of a “sexualized culture” within the OSU Marching Band.

Former Trombone Player Recalls OSU Marching Band During ’80s

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The Ohio State University Marching Band
3:50PM
October
9, 2014

Former Ohio State University Marching Band members have come to the defense of its fired director and the organization’s reputation. We recently reported a university official made efforts to stop questionable band “traditions” in the early 80s following a hazing incident. WOSU talked with a band alum who marched during those years.

OSU Aware Of, Ordered End Of Marching Band Hazing Rituals in 1982

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Records indicate former OSU Marching Band Director Jon Woods was ordered to stop hazing and initiation rituals as far back as 1982 - 32 years before his successor was fired.
4:41PM
October
8, 2014

As the controversy over the firing of OSU’s marching band director continues, records indicate the university knew about hazing and questionable initiations as far back as 32 years.

Study Of Ohio State Band Culture Includes Survey

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The head of an inquiry into Ohio State University Band culture says her report will be finished within six weeks.
11:30AM
October
2, 2014

Its leader says the task force studying the culture inside Ohio State University’s marching band is making “significant progress” and will wrap up its work within six weeks.

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.