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New USG president and vice president transition into office

March 27, 2015
Third-year students Abby Grossman and Abby Waidelich attend class, are involved in student organizations and enjoy hanging out with friends in their free time just like many other students at Ohio State. But soon, there will be one major difference between them and the rest of the student body. On Wednesday, Grossman and Waidelich will be inaugurated as the next Undergraduate Student Government president and vice president, respectively. “First and foremost is getting ourselves transitioned and getting into meetings with administrators that we can build relationships with,” Grossman, a third-year in math education, said. Grossman and Waidelich said current USG president Celia Wright and current vice president Leah Lacure have… Read more

Woman stabbed in neck near Ohio State campus

March 27, 2015
A felonious assault was reported near Ohio State’s campus Thursday evening after a woman was stabbed in the neck. The Columbus Division of Police has a suspect in custody, and the victim is currently in stable condition at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, said Sgt. Rich Weiner, a spokesman for Columbus Police. Officers were dispatched at 5:41 p.m. to East 16th Avenue and North Pearl Street, where they arrested Angelica Ann Marie Hubbard with a knife in her hand, Weiner said. The victim, Saquella Sejuan Harris, was with Hubbard’s ex-boyfriend, and when Hubbard saw Harris and the boyfriend, she started to fight Harris, Weiner said. Both were unarmed at the time,… Read more

GOP House budget seeks to freeze Pell Grant awards

March 26, 2015
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed its fiscal year 2016 budget Wednesday, which has been met with mixed reactions from some students and leaders. The budget was released last week by House Republicans and passed with a vote of 228-199. It included action items such as freezing the maximum Pell Grant award amount for the 10-year budget window, as well as repealing the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare. Pell Grants are direct grants awarded to students with financial need who have not received a bachelor’s or professional degree, according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid website. The current maximum award amount for the 2015-16… Read more

Virtual money a reality for some Ohio State students

March 26, 2015
While Columbus seems to be gradually getting interested in Bitcoin, an Ohio State student’s Bitcoin startup has been operating out of a Silicon Valley business accelerator. Bitcoin is a digital cryptocurrency system developed by a secretive programmer in 2008. It’s an alternative to federally recognized currencies like the U.S. dollar. Bitcoins can be earned by solving equations with a computer, a process called mining. When a computer mines successfully, it’s rewarded with bitcoins, like when a miner finds gold. The reward is programmed to decrease at intervals until no new bitcoins are generated, so mining has become less profitable over time. Much like gold and silver, the price of a… Read more

GoPro named ‘Marketer of the Year’ by Ohio State organization

March 26, 2015
High-octane videos produced by everyday people used to be rare, but today it’s not surprising to see students with small cameras strapped to their foreheads as they skateboard down the street. GoPro, the high-definition camera manufacturer, was voted Marketer of the Year by the Fisher Association of Marketing Professionals, the graduate student marketing association at Ohio State. The award will be presented to GoPro’s senior vice president of marketing Paul Crandell on Friday during the Columbus Advertising and Marketing Powwow. “The Marketer of the Year award is given to a brand that has shown excellence in creating, communicating or delivering value to consumers,” said Lindsey Lorenz, Fisher AMP’s co-president and… Read more

3 USG justices resign after being threatened with impeachment

March 26, 2015
Three justices of the Undergraduate Student Government Judicial Panel resigned at a General Assembly meeting on Wednesday. Justices Andrew Braun, Morgan Johnson and Aaron Vaughn resigned after facing impeachment at the meeting. Chief Justice Brandon Cruz resigned last week, members of the Judicial Panel said. The new chief justice is Taylor Marsilio, a former justice. He took office after Cruz’s resignation. Additionally, there will be no special election on the divestment issue, or “Issue 1,” said USG President Celia Wright, a fourth-year in public health. Issue 1 was brought forth by a petition from the organization OSU Divest, and asked whether student voters thought OSU should divest — or cut… Read more

Potential May Session changes met with mixed student reviews

March 26, 2015
May Session will no longer be free after this year, a move met with early mixed reaction from students. Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph Steinmetz told The Lantern in a Tuesday interview that tuition will be charged for May Session starting next spring, and that the entire model of summer courses could be different as well. The University Senate fiscal committee recommended last year that Ohio State should start charging for the three credit hours in May Session, which are currently free to students enrolled full-time during Spring Semester. But Steinmetz said he wanted to wait until 2016 because by then, most of the students who attended OSU during… Read more

USG calls for improvements to OSU’s sexual violence services

March 26, 2015
“This is a huge problem, but people don’t take it seriously because sexual assault isn’t clearly defined.” That response, from a survey conducted by the Undergraduate Student Government to assess the climate and knowledge of sexual assault at Ohio State, sums up the results of the Sexual Violence Task Force’s findings. USG conducted 634 student surveys asking various questions about sexual assault and gauging how well-known OSU’s sexual assault assistance programs are. The Sexual Violence Task Force that conducted the surveys determined that there are some things OSU does well, but the university also has a long way to go. Sarah Hudacek, the deputy director of academic affairs for USG… Read more

Midway on High requiring student IDs on weekends

March 26, 2015
Citing its decision as an effort to cut down on “creeps” and other people lurking around the bar and dance floor on weekends, Midway on High said it has started requiring a student ID in addition to a driver’s license for entry on Friday and Saturday nights. The plan to eliminate non-students from the bar was announced last month on Midway’s official Twitter account, @MidwayonHigh. The account tweeted, “In an effort to cut down on [weird] (sic) non-student creepy people at the bar, we will be checking for college ID at the doors at 11.” Midway, which serves customers 21 years of age and older, had been receiving complaints from… Read more

May Session could see changes, will not be free next year

March 24, 2015
May Session could see some major changes in the coming years, and while many of those changes are unknown, it will no longer be free after 2015. Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph Steinmetz told The Lantern in a Tuesday interview that tuition will be charged for May Session starting next spring, but that the entire model of summer courses could be different as well. The University Senate fiscal committee recommended last year that Ohio State should start charging for the three credit hours in May Session, which are currently free to students enrolled full-time during Spring Semester. But Steinmetz said he wanted to wait until 2016 because by then,… Read more