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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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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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$10M donation to boost Ohio State aviation program


The Ohio State University Airport will provide new opportunities for OSU students after receiving a $10 million donation from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation. The Ohio State Airport, also known as Don Scott Field, was built in 1942. Today the airport mainly serves OSU’s aviation ...

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18th Avenue construction set to continue through fall

Eighteenth Avenue undergoes construction on August 22 in Columbus, Ohio. Photo Credit: Michael Huson / Campus Editor

Students may find themselves having to use some strategy this semester while traveling through central campus. Construction on West 18th Avenue, which began last spring, is expected to continue through December, Justin Moss, spokesman for Administration and Planning, said in an email. The fenced-off construction ...

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