Archive for April, 2014

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Opinion: ‘Rick and Morty’ weirdly contiguous, profoundly philosophical

April 17, 2014
The best new show on television is a cartoon — “Rick and Morty,” an animated television series which premiered on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim in early December. It follows the inter-dimensional hijinks of alcoholic grandpa and super scientist, Rick, and his slow-witted grandson, Morty. “Rick and Morty” was created by Dan Harmon, the creator of NBC sitcom “Community” and Justin Roiland, who is among other things, the infamous voice of Lemongrab in “Adventure Time.” The show has enjoyed monstrous ratings since its inception. According to Vulture.com, in the young male demographic, it has at times literally beaten every other show on television during prime time, even shows that aired on… Read more

Performance review: Official’s leadership style could ‘cripple’ Ohio State

April 17, 2014
A university’s leaders should arguably be the most productive people on campus, but also the most scrutinized, as their decisions affect everyone. In 2013, one leader was certainly at least well-scrutinized — easily the harshest performance review of Ohio State’s senior leaders was of the top financial official, who was criticized for his handling of both people and multi-million dollar decisions. But he still earned a six-figure bonus. At OSU, senior leaders’ productivity has lately been focused toward navigating more than 63,000 students and 43,000 employees through a time of transition. Big transitions at the university can be tricky when it’s the leaders themselves switching up their roles. The words… Read more

Ohio State provost discusses potential fall break, future of May session

April 17, 2014
Nearly two years after switching from quarters to semesters, Ohio State’s administration is still ironing out kinks stemming from the transition of about 12,000 classes on a 10-week quarter system to 15-week semesters. The fate of May Session — a four-week term offering students up to three free credit hours that was created as a result of the quarter-to-semester conversion — is still being decided for future years, as are the implementation of a fall break during Autumn Semester and the possibility of having two commencements instead of three, Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph Steinmetz said in an interview with BuckeyeTV, an affiliate of The Lantern.   May Session… Read more

Meal plan prices at Ohio State might rise for 2014-15

April 17, 2014
Though individual blocks will be worth the same amount at the dining halls, the prices of overall meal plans might be rising for the next academic year. Some students said while they aren’t particularly happy about the potential change, they’ll still be purchasing dining plans. Currently, the prices posted on the OSU Dining Services website for meal plans in the 2014-15 academic year are all at least $20 more than the prices from this academic year. The largest increase is set for the Block 450 plan, which would cost $2,358, an $83 increase from its current price. Meanwhile, the Block 350 plan would cost $1,895, a $20 increase from its… Read more

Ohio State football looking for confidence from young linebackers

April 17, 2014
It was the final night in Ohio Stadium for the Ohio State football team’s senior class. Players like Jack Mewhort, Bradley Roby, Carlos Hyde and Corey “Philly” Brown were set to step on the field as players for the last time in the ‘Shoe. One player who, at the time of the game, was thought to be coming back and continuing his Buckeye career was junior linebacker Ryan Shazier. But Nov. 23 against Indiana, Shazier had his most memorable — and final — performance at home. In the 42-14 win, Shazier tallied 20 tackles, the first time a Buckeye did it since A.J. Hawk in 2004. Less than two months… Read more

Crime Brief: Ohio State roommates’ fight spurs assault report

April 17, 2014
Jamie Goble, a 43-year-old employee of the Wexner Medical Center, was arrested for stealing from Doan Hall, where he works, Saturday at about 7:45 a.m. Property related to the event was listed as confidential and not shown on a University Police report. However, 10TV reported Monday Goble was accused of stealing 17 boxes of medical supplies worth more than $21,000, in addition to earlier in the month being seen on camera removing more than $27,000 worth of surgical staplers from a supply room. A fight between roommates in a South Campus dorm resulted in a report of assault early Sunday morning. A male student returned to his dorm room with… Read more

Ohio State boarders rail against skate park removal

April 17, 2014
The demolition of Ohio State’s only campus skate park could drive boarders to the main campus area, something one skater said could be dangerous and cause property damage. Some are fighting the decision that was made to replace the skate park with soccer fields, saying the existing fields aren’t used often enough to warrant creating more. The skate park, “Campus Ramps,” located off of Kenny Road between Woody Hayes Drive and Kinnear Road, is set to be replaced by fall 2014 with student recreation areas, specifically two new soccer fields. OSU Student Life spokesman Dave Isaacs said Tuesday the ramp removal had begun and the skate park is already being… Read more

Ohio State student organization aims to raise money, awareness about eating disorders

April 17, 2014
Some members of the Ohio State community banded together this week to bring awareness to an issue that affects roughly 30 million people in the U.S. each year. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, about 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. suffer from eating disorders at some point in their lives, however many struggle to receive the health care and support they need to get better. “Poor access to specialized providers and inadequate insurance coverage are two often limiting factors along the road to recovery (from eating disorders),” said Leisel Willis, a registered nurse and outreach coordinator at the Center for Balanced Living in Worthington,… Read more

Ohio-raised tennis players putting stamp on Ohio State men’s tennis

April 17, 2014
The game of tennis ranges all across the globe. No one country stands above the rest. In fact, five different countries are represented in the top 12 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association men’s singles rankings. With the sport being prominent throughout the world, college rosters are littered with players from all over the globe. While the No. 1 Ohio State men’s tennis team is no different, with players on the roster from Croatia, Finland and Germany, what gives them a more “hometown” feel is how three of their starters grew up and played high school tennis in the greater Columbus area. Redshirt-senior Peter Kobelt, redshirt-junior Kevin Metka and redshirt-sophomore Chris… Read more