Tag: campus


Ohio State launches office to connect community with volunteer options

September 15, 2014
An out-of-body experience helped an Ohio State official develop one of the university’s newest initiatives. OSU’s Office of Volunteer Relations was partially inspired after Andy Gurd, chief operating officer of the OSU Alumni Association, realized there was no official route for volunteering through OSU during a speech he gave at an alumni club event in New York, he said. “As I’m speaking to the club, I almost had an out-of-body experience that I really hope that nobody raises their hand and says, ‘Hey Andy, how do I volunteer at Ohio State?’ because I really didn’t know the answer — and I work here,” he said. The Office of Volunteer Relations… Read more

Crime brief: Breaking and entering reported at Ohio State building

June 4, 2014
A man not affiliated with Ohio State reported breaking and entering at the USDA Storage Building on West Case Road. The incident reportedly occurred sometime between May 22 and May 27 and was reported May 27. Stolen property included a copper “heat exchanger” and “metal and copper filings,” valued at $280 total, according to a University Police report. A male staff member reported criminal trespassing at Taylor Tower Saturday at about 1:30 a.m. An 18-year-old man was arrested in the incident. On Friday at about 2 a.m., a male staff member reported offenses involving underage persons at Smith-Steeb Hall. There were four reports of criminal damaging between May 27 and… Read more

Body found at CVS identified, death likely accidental

June 2, 2014
The man found dead last week outside a campus-area CVS Pharmacy has been identified as Delaware, Ohio, resident Edward Hunter. The 30-year-old was found behind the pharmacy between two dumpsters, and a CVS employee called 911 to report the death Wednesday afternoon. A doctor at the Franklin County Coroner’s Office did not give specifics on the manner or cause of death, saying Monday the case is “pending” and a full report would likely not be completed for six to eight weeks. Sgt. Loucious Hollis of the Columbus Police said Wednesday that foul play was not suspected. “(It was) not a homicide. We don’t know what the cause of death is,… Read more

Attempted armed robbery on North Campus prompts public safety notice

April 18, 2014
An attempted armed robbery on North Campus spurred University Police to issue a public safety notice Friday morning. The attempted robbery occurred on West 18th Avenue between McPherson and Smith Laboratories around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. A female student was approached by three males, one of whom pointed a gun at her and another who stepped behind her to put his hand over her mouth and pat her down. The robbery was interrupted and the three men ran northbound away from campus, according to the public safety notice. All three men were described as black males with braided hair, two of whom were about 5 feet 8 inches tall and the… Read more

Restaurant review: Columbus’ Pizza Cucinova excels in authenticity, diverse flavors

March 19, 2014
With so many pizza restaurants located around Ohio State’s campus, it’s hard to distinguish one place from the next. Pizza Cucinova, located at 1187 Olentangy River Road, is a new restaurant that isn’t your typical pizza joint. When I walked into the simply decorated, yet modern, eatery, chefs and team members warmly welcomed me. A giant sign caught my eye explaining the basic format and style of the restaurant. Tony Seta, a chef who helped create menus for Bonefish Grill and Carrabba’s, developed the Pizza Cucinova menu. You can choose a specialty pizza from the pre-made menu, or build your own. For healthier eaters, you can create a custom salad… Read more

Restaurant review: Food tanked stomach at new campus joint

February 9, 2014
Leaving one’s parents’ kitchen is one of the toughest but most gratifying transitions to make in going to college. Eating independence might lead to poor habits, entailing hitting up the local fried chicken finger eatery and the late-night gyro booth parked right along High Street more often than your body would want. However, we are young, and the bulk of college-aged youths have bodies nimble enough to fight through the grease and overly-breaded snacks with little to no detriment. After close to four years of such eating, Ethyl & Tank, the newest addition to Ohio State’s off-campus restaurant detail, has finally outdone my body. I write this review more than… Read more