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Joshua Perry, Buckeyes take part in ‘Whipping Childhood Cancer’

September 29, 2014
Junior linebacker Joshua Perry was joined by a few of his teammates outside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Monday afternoon to promote a cause he called “Whipping Childhood Cancer.” Earlier in the year, Perry befriended a young boy named Joshua Chambers who has been diagnosed with leukemia. Perry, joined by teammates junior linebacker Joe Burger, redshirt-sophomore safety Tyvis Powell, senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett, junior cornerback Armani Reeves, redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee, and co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell, took whip-cream pies to the face in an attempt to raise awareness about childhood cancer and the fight against it.    … Read more

Anthony Schlegel tackles fan on field

September 27, 2014
Former OSU linebacker Anthony Schlegel, who is now on the Buckeyes’ staff, tackled a fan who ran onto the field during OSU’s 50-28 win against Cincinnati at Ohio Stadium on Saturday night.… Read more

Ohio State ready for fight after Waters $1M lawsuit announcement

September 26, 2014
After months of indecision, former Ohio State Marching band director Jonathan Waters said he will sue the university and individuals at the university for failure to provide due process and discrimination based on gender. Waters will seek a number of points of relief including a minimum of $1 million in compensatory damages as well as punitive damages, attorney fees and reinstatement, his lawyer said during a Friday press conference. Former Ohio Attorney General and Chancellor of the Board of Regents, Jim Petro, has signed onto Waters’ legal team. Waters will individually sue President Michael Drake and Provost and Executive Vice President Joseph Steinmetz, according to a copy of the lawsuit… Read more

Meet Martin Jarmond, the man behind football scheduling

September 25, 2014
On the outskirts of campus, high above Ohio State’s sprawling array of athletics facilities, sits the office where the gridiron contests held at Ohio Stadium are dreamed up years in advance of when fans will take to the stands. This office — this epicenter of Buckeye football imagination — houses Martin Jarmond, the executive associate athletic director at OSU, and a series of whiteboards, where current and future OSU football schedules are written out in black marker. Jarmond’s position doesn’t necessarily require him to be responsible for each of those schedules, though. Instead, he specifically asked to create them when he was hired in 2009 at the athletics administration department. … Read more

Experts discuss fecal matter, other concerns at last Mirror Lake jump forum

September 25, 2014
Water loaded with fecal matter and injuries and assaults fueled by alcohol.  These were just a few of the concerns experts discussed on Wednesday during the third and final Undergraduate Student Government-hosted Mirror Lake jump forum. Speakers with expertise ranging from water quality to sexual assault sat down with members of the Ohio State community to talk about the future of the Mirror Lake jump following backlash surrounding last year’s jump and uncertainty about this year’s.  Tyler Gorham, a graduate fellow at the College of Public Health, talked in-depth about the water quality of Mirror Lake on the night of the jump.  Gorham said the levels  fecal matter in the… Read more

Runners overtake Ohio Stadium to finish on the 50-yard line

September 22, 2014
It might have been a bye week for the Ohio State football team, but that didn’t stop about 12,000 runners and walkers from converging at Ohio Stadium. The second annual Ohio State Four-Miler took place Sunday to “celebrate a happy, healthy lifestyle,” race director and co-founder David Babner said. A portion of the events’ proceeds was donated to the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research, which contributes to the OSU Wexner Medical Center James Cancer Hospital, according to the event’s website. Babner said he didn’t know how much was raised this year or last year. He also said he was not sure what percentage of the proceeds would… Read more

One-off performances highlight Sullivant Hall’s reopening after $31.5 million renovation

September 22, 2014
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After more than three years of renovations, Sullivant Hall officially reopened with performances that highlighted its architectural renovation, as well as life inside Ohio State’s dance culture. “What started as a construction project to provide an appropriate new home for our neighbor, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library Museum, has resulted in a remarkable transformation of Sullivant Hall,” Mark Shanda, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, said. Sullivant Hall — located at 1813 N. High St. — is now officially open for business, following a $31.5 million renovation that lasted more than three years, according to Richard Hall, associate executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The… Read more

University police have a new big dog on campus

September 18, 2014
The newest officer on the Ohio State University Police force doesn’t carry a gun. She doesn’t need handcuffs or a bulletproof vest. Her only gear is a bowl, a leash and her nose. Rita the K-9 is a German Shepherd and the newest member of University Police. As an officer, she’s tasked with one job and one job only: finding bombs. “Rita has one responsibility and that is to find explosive odor. That’s her single purpose,” said Joanna Shaul, University Police officer and Rita’s handler. “She just has one job and we just want her to be the best possible that she can be.” Although Rita only has one job,… Read more

‘OITNB’ actress Laverne Cox: ‘Justice is what love looks like in public’

September 18, 2014
“And ain’t I a woman?” This question — a reference to a famous phrase by Sojourner Truth — was asked to a packed auditorium at Ohio State’s Fawcett Center Tuesday evening by Laverne Cox,  a transgender actress known for her role as Sophia Burset in the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black”and a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocate. The audience responded with cheers and applause. Cox is the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy, which was for her role as Sophie on “OITNB.” In May, she graced the cover of Time magazine and talked about the transgender movement for the weekly news magazine. Tuesday’s… Read more

Woman’s concern led to discovery of human remains

September 14, 2014
When a concerned woman stopped by an off-campus house to check on a friend she hadn’t seen in a while, the lights were out, the windows were busted and the place had a distinct smell to it, she told Columbus Division of Police dispatchers in a 911 call obtained by The Lantern. During the call, the woman said she was worried because the man who lived in the home — located at the corner of East 13th Avenue and 4th Street — was old, so she decided to check the place out. “He is old and I was kind of worried about him and I had stopped by,” the caller… Read more