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Fired Band Director Continues Push To Regain Job

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Jonathan Waters was fired last month after an investigation that OSU officials say revealed "a culture conducive to sexual harassment."
11:05AM
August 12, 2014

The former director of the Ohio State University Marching Band appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher Tuesday to talk about his work to improve the band’s culture, and why he thinks his firing is unjust.

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.

TBDBITL Alumni Conduct Investigation Into Band Director’s Firing

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OSUMB alumni look into the university's investigation that led to the band director's firing two weeks ago.
4:05PM
August
6, 2014

Two weeks after the Ohio State University Marching Band director was fired, some band alumni members announced they’re conducting their own investigation.

All Brass Instruments Could Account For OSUMB Gender Gap

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Even though Title IX was enacted more than 40 years ago, women remain underrepresented in the OSUMB. Some people say the disparity is due to the band's instrumental makeup.
5:00AM
August
5, 2014

The Ohio State University Marching Band has been under intense scrutiny since its director was unexpectedly fired last month. The firing shined a spotlight on the gender disparity in the band. WOSU takes a look at what may be driving the band’s gender gap.

Fired OSU Band Director Details Changes In Report

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Fired OSUMB director Jon Waters said he worked for two years to reduce inappropriate nicknames given to first-year members.
5:16PM
July 31, 2014

From the beginning, fired Ohio State band director Jon Waters has vowed to clear his name. Waters claims he was in the process of making changes to the OSU band culture before the investigation that cost him his job. Those changes are detailed in a report Waters gave investigators last month.

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.

OSU Alumni Band Members Protest Band Director’s Firing

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Approximately 20 former OSU Marching Band members walked from Ohio Stadium to Bricker Hall on Monday to voice their concerns with the universities actions regarding the Marching Band.
12:59PM
July
28, 2014

Alumni members of Ohio State’s Marching band protested the actions of Ohio State University today by marching from Ohio Stadium to the Office of OSU President Michael Drake in Bricker Hall.

Ohio State Band Marches On After Director’s Firing

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The OSUMB is scheduled to play this weekend at Picnic with the Pops.
2:06PM
July
25, 2014

One day after its director was fired, Ohio State’s marching band is scheduled to perform with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in what’s often considered the band’s unofficial season kickoff.

TBDBITL Director Out Of Job Over “Serious Cultural Issues”

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The Ohio State University Marching Band director Jon Waters has been fired after an investigation revealed a sexually-charged culture in the band.
7:02PM
July
24, 2014

In his two years as director of the OSU Marching Band, Jonathan Waters was praised for using technology to develop complex routines that went viral on the web. Now Jon Waters is out of a job. OSU fired him after an investigation found what officials call “serious cultural issues.” Waters intends to clear his name.