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Ohio State seeks dismissal of Jonathan Waters’ lawsuit

October 23, 2014
After remaining mostly mum since being sued by former marching band director Jonathan Waters, Ohio State said it’s seeking to dismiss Waters’ lawsuit. OSU filed a motion in federal court Wednesday to dismiss and respond to the lawsuit Waters brought against the university. OSU said Waters was terminated July 24 because he knew of a problematic, sexually charged culture in the marching band and didn’t address the problems, according to a Thursday release. The filings also say Waters was an at-will employee who was subject to termination without cause. “He knew the problematic culture of the band well, but failed to adequately or appropriately fulfill his obligation to meaningfully address… Read more

Car2go raises prices, expands service

October 23, 2014
Car2go, a car-sharing service that offers point-to-point location rentals, has implemented an expansion and price increase, a company spokeswoman said. Meanwhile, some students who use the service said higher prices might mean they use caf2go less. The rate per minute to use a car has increased 3 cents from 38 cents to 41 cents, said Elise Lampert, a car2go spokeswoman. Meanwhile, the hourly rate to use one of the cars has increased $1 from $13.99 to $14.99 and the daily rate has increased $12 from $72.99 to $84.99, as of Oct. 13, Lampert said. These are the first price increases since the car2go launch in Columbus in 2013. The rates… Read more

Fisher program gives students a ‘global option’

October 23, 2014
Students looking to be officially recognized for their international experience in business will now have the opportunity. The Fisher College of Business’ new Global Option in Business program, allows certification in international expertise upon completion of core requirements. The GO Business program requires students to take five components in international business before graduation, including courses in global experiential exposure and cultural/and or language exposure, assistant director for international exchange Kozue Isozaki said. “As business becomes more and more global, it’s critical for our students to develop skills that will make them successful in a global context and show potential recruiters they have completed a university-approved comprehensive global education,” Isozaki said.… Read more

2 High Street businesses close their doors

October 23, 2014
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Despite close proximity to Ohio State’s campus, at least two restaurants along High Street couldn’t make it. But some nearby local businesses said they weren’t surprised based on the menus, food prices and locations of the two restaurants. Meanwhile, at least one of the spaces might already have a new tenant — Tom and Chee. Pera Fresh Istanbul Food and Red Robin’s Burger Works recently shut their doors. A Red Robin spokesperson confirmed the Burger Works location at 1708 N. High St. had closed earlier this month, but said that “beyond that, we do not have any additional details to share at this time.” The owner of the property, Scott… Read more

Ohio State doesn’t have restrictions on dorm guests, despite recent sexual assaults

October 23, 2014
Recent reported sexual assaults in Ohio State residence halls have promoted some students to question if the university should enforce some type of guest policy to track who comes and goes. Other schools, like the University of Cincinnati, keep track of dorm guests, which others say might be a little much. Still, a spokesman from the Office of Student Life was mum on whether OSU has plans on enforcing a residence hall guest policy. There have been two reported residence hall rapes so far this semester, at least one of which involved a woman bringing the attacker back to her dorm. The first incident occurred in a South Campus residence… Read more

Crime brief: 14 alcohol-related incidents reported before Ohio State football game

October 23, 2014
There were 12 reports of open container and two reports of offenses involving underage persons on Saturday afternoon. The incidents were reported in the parking lots of Ohio Stadium, at the French Field House and in the parking lot of St. John Arena and Buckeye Lot. The incidents took place from approximately 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., which is when Ohio State’s homecoming game against Rutgers started.  Tailgaters are not permitted to have open containers of alcohol by state and city laws. A 19-year-old man was also arrested Saturday at 5:40 p.m. near the Journalism Building and charged with prohibited acts, offenses involving underage persons and criminal damaging/endangering.  There was… Read more

Student group sells pumpkins on the Oval to help people abroad

October 23, 2014
An Ohio State group that wants to help people in Tanzania, Nicaragua and Thailand brought pumpkins to the Oval for a fundraiser Wednesday. The fundraiser aimed to raise money for service trips to Central America, Africa and Southeast Asia and to send supplies to communities. “We figured most people on campus don’t have the means to go out and get a pumpkin and we figure everybody likes carving pumpkins,” said OSU Growth International Volunteer Excursions member Kevin Deye, a first-year in engineering. GIVE is a Seattle-based organization dedicated to volunteer initiatives to help build critical resources in impoverished areas and learn about the cultures of Central America, Africa and Southeast… Read more

Gov. John Kasich’s decision to skip gubernatorial debate draws mix of criticism, praise

October 21, 2014
For the first time in more than 30 years, an Ohio gubernatorial debate will not include a Republican candidate — something that party opponents are criticizing, while an expert said it might be the right move for the GOP. Democratic candidate Ed FitzGerald and Green Party candidate Anita Rios are set to debate at the City Club of Cleveland on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Kasich, the Republican incumbent, declined to participate, according to the Club’s website. This is the first Ohio gubernatorial debate that won’t feature one of the major parties since 1978, according to The Toledo Blade. It is also the first to feature a Green Party candidate, according… Read more

Ohio State tailgate recycling program looks to help football fans sort trash

October 21, 2014
To continue with a goal of being a “Zero Waste” school by 2030, Ohio State has launched the tailgate recycling program aimed at recycling materials come gameday. And other sustainable practice initiatives at and around Ohio Stadium have been created to divert football gameday waste from landfills as well, said OSU spokeswoman Alison Hinkle. “Zero Waste” means diverting 90 percent or more material from the landfill by recycling, composting and repurposing, Hinkle said in an email. OSU launched “Zero Waste” at Ohio Stadium in 2011 to decrease gameday waste. But while “Zero Waste” is inside the stadium strictly, which involves compost recycling only,the surrounding area in the tailgate lots that… Read more

Muslim student group says ISIS doesn’t represent Islam

October 21, 2014
Shamiyan Hawramani, a fourth-year in human development and family sciences and member of the Muslim Students’ Association at Ohio State, spent her summer in Kurdistan, volunteering in refugee camps for people fleeing from the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State. She and other members of the MSA have denounced that group — also known as ISIS — claiming it’s unrepresentative of their beliefs. “They are in essence bringing back everything that Islam abolished,” Hawramani said. Hawramani said the group’s oppression of women is also against Islamic beliefs. “Islam referred to the time before the prophet as the ‘Age of Ignorance’ because of how women were treated,” Hawramani said.… Read more