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Freshman forgiveness now undergrad amnesty


Ohio State students are set for second chances under the university’s new Grade Forgiveness Rule that went into effect Aug. 25. The new rule, approved by the Board of Trustees in June, was created to replace the Freshman Forgiveness Rule, which allowed students to repeat ...

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Board of Trustees praise Drake, pass budget

University President Michael Drake sits on a panel during his college affordability tour August 13 in Urbana, Ohio. Credit: Michael Huson

After a little more than one year on the job, University President Michael Drake’s efforts to reduce student debt helped him receive high marks Friday during his 2015 performance review by the Ohio State Board of Trustees. College affordability was among three key areas that ...

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Campus area crime map: Aug. 25 – Aug. 30

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1. An assault was reported on North High Street Friday at 3:55 p.m. Four more assaults were reported on North High Street Saturday at 11 p.m., 11:02 p.m., 12:37 a.m. and 1:10 a.m. 2. A female student reported a case of sexual imposition at the ...

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Marching on: TBDBITL prepares for a new season

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A student adjusted a video camera from the top of a tower in Lincoln Tower Park, while horns and iPads sat scattered across the sidelines. Christopher Hoch, interim marching and athletic band director, turned his microphone back on and told the group of several hundred ...

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Proposed bill could save students money on textbooks

eanette Martinez, a graduate student studying art history, searches for her required textbooks in preparation for the fall semester. Courtesy of Kyle Powell.

A bill to be introduced later this week by State Representatives Michael Stinziano, D-Columbus, and Mike Duffey, R-Worthington, will move to exempt college textbooks from Ohio sales tax. Ohio’s state sales tax is 5.75 percent. According to the Ohio State University Office of Undergraduate admissions, ...

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Sigma Phi Beta shakes up Greek life

Sigma Phi Beta members dress up for their soon-to-be annual drag show. Credit: Courtesy of Carrington Conerly

Most Ohio State students probably grew up watching TV programs and horror movies flooded with clichéd sorority and fraternity scenes. Who doesn’t remember watching “Legally Blonde” or “Revenge of the Nerds”? In reality, Greek life is not restricted to cinematic stereotypes. OSU offers a number ...

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