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Risk of sexual assault increases in certain time frames, environments

September 29, 2014
The beginning of a college student’s first semester, known as the “red zone,” is recognized across college campuses as a time when female students might be at an increased risk of becoming a victim to sexual assault. But there might be other periods of risk that are not covered within the red zone time frame that stretches from the first day on campus until Thanksgiving break, said Bill Flack, an associate professor of psychology at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. Since 2007, Flack has been conducting annual surveys on college campus sexual assault. “All campuses should be doing climate surveys,” he said. “Not that local numbers are perfect, but they are… Read more

University Police identify suspect in sexual assault

September 29, 2014
A suspect was identified in one of the weekend’s three reported sexual assaults. The suspect is not an Ohio State student and is no longer on campus, according to a media release from University Police. A female student reported at about 10:20 a.m. on Saturday that a rape had occurred in a South Campus residence hall earlier that morning between 4-4:30 a.m. At the time, it was believed that the suspect was an OSU student, and the incident prompted a public safety notice. The suspect — who is described as a 22-23-year-old white male standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds — was invited into the dorm… Read more

Ohio State student remembered for passion, ‘fierce loyalty’

September 29, 2014
Whether he was in the classroom helping fellow students grasp the fundamental concepts of engineering, or at a campsite surrounded by his Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brothers, Ryan Marcia seemed to never stopped thinking of the people around him. Marcia — who graduated from OSU with a degree in mechanical engineering in 2012 and was working as a response advisor at ExxonMobil — was hit by a car at about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday while he was crossing Summit Street at 18th Avenue, a Columbus Division of Police press release stated. Marcia, 24, was taken to the OSU Wexner Medical Center in life-threatening condition. He died at the Medical Center… Read more

Ohio State to partner with 10 universities to look at college affordability, accessibility

September 29, 2014
Ohio State is set to partner with other schools in an effort to make higher education more accessible and affordable for low-income students. OSU and 10 other institutions will join in an pact aimed at sharing techniques on how to successfully keep students until graduation, an OSU release said. The schools are aiming to create a “national playbook” of ideas on how to help low-income students. The founding members of the alliance have already raised $5.6 million for the project and plan to match that, the release said. The other universities working with OSU are: Arizona State University Georgia State University Iowa State University Michigan State University Oregon State University… Read more

3 sexual assaults reported; 2 public safety notices issued

September 28, 2014
  After three reported sexual assaults promoted two public safety notices over the weekend, some students living in a South Campus residence hall where one of the incidents occurred said they still feel safe. The most recent notice was issued after two sexual assaults were reported off-campus in separate incidents. A female student reported being assaulted to Ohio State Police on Sunday. She said she had been sexually assaulted around East 12th Avenue and North Pearl Street on Saturday night at about 10 p.m. She described the suspects as two white men, ages 18-20, standing at about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 200-250 pounds, according to the… Read more

Columbus police: Unusual crimes reported on gameday

September 28, 2014
For many law enforcement officers, gameday isn’t marked in yards or touchdowns, or wins or losses — it’s marked by crime. And for Columbus Division of Police, crime on this past gameday was most unusual. Columbus Police Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan said Saturday was unusual not because of a spike in crime, but rather, because of the types of crimes police saw. One of those crimes was so out of the ordinary that it’s since gone viral. Lantern TV video captured at Saturday’s game against Cincinnati shows OSU student Anthony Wunder getting tackled by assistant strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel after he ran onto the field in the middle… Read more

Jonathan Waters: Suing Ohio State isn’t about the money

September 28, 2014
Ousted Ohio State band director Jonathan Waters said Sunday he isn’t in it for the cash. In what could be his final effort at being reinstated after he was terminated July 24, Waters announced Friday he will sue the university and seek at least a $1 million payout. But even though that figure is more than six times what Waters made annually as director, he said it’s not about the loot. “There is no amount of money that would replace having my job back,” he said Sunday.  The former director — who attended Saturday’s OSU-Cincinnati football game with his wife — said he expects to be reinstated, in addition to… Read more

Morrill Tower roof construction means smells, loud noises

September 28, 2014
Morrill Tower residents can expect anything from loud noises to occasional odors over the next few months. They might even see construction workers out their windows. Replacement of the Morrill Tower third-floor roof is set to conclude in mid-November after being in progress since Sept. 17, said Student Life spokesman Dave Isaacs. The total budget for the roof replacement is $360,215, and will be funded by Student Life. Though the project was originally planned to take place over past summer, it was delayed, a university housing official said. “Construction was originally scheduled to take place this summer. This roof replacement is a part of a broader project with the towers… Read more

2 reported sexual assaults off-campus spur public safety notice

September 28, 2014
A public safety notice has been issued after two sexual assaults were reported off campus in separate incidents. The notice is the fourth issued this year for a sexual assault-related incident. The female student who was allegedly assaulted reported the incident to University Police on Sunday. She said she had been sexually assaulted around East 12th Avenue and North Pearl Street on Saturday night at about 10 p.m. She described the suspects as two white men, ages 18-20, standing at about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 200-250 pounds, according to the notice. She also said they were wearing dark shorts and tennis shoes. In a separate incident,… Read more

Reported rape in South Campus residence hall prompts public safety notice

September 27, 2014
A rape reported in an on-campus residence hall early Saturday morning prompted a public safety notice. It’s the third time this year that an alleged rape on campus has led to a campus-wide alert. A female Ohio State student reported the incident to University Police at about 10:20 a.m. Saturday, saying the rape had occurred between 4 and 4:30 a.m. that morning, according to the notice. The suspect — who is described as a 22-to-23-year-old white male standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds — was invited into the dorm after meeting the woman earlier that evening, the notice said. The suspect was also described as wearing… Read more