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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.

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.