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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 today 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.

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.