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Program aims to help Ohio State students explore Columbus

September 18, 2014
One new Ohio State initiate is working to blur the boarders between campus and the City of Columbus for first-year students. That initiative — the Columbus Ambassador program — aims to help show first-year students what all Columbus has to offer. The program, which premiered in August through the Office of Student Life, was a way to further the Columbus Welcome Week Event, said Tracy Stuck, assistant vice president of Student Life. The Columbus Welcome Event was held Aug. 25 at Nationwide Area. Nearly 7,000 incoming OSU freshman learned about the city from speakers like Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman during the event. Although future expenses are unknown, Stuck said the… Read more

History of High Street documented in photographic journey

September 18, 2014
Caution tape and construction sites bordering High Street shows the ever-changing landscape along one of Columbus’ main stretches. One art exhibit, though, is putting a temporary pause on the progress. That “hallway” is High Street, and “25 ON HIGH: A Photographic Journey” is an upcoming exhibit at the Urban Arts Space that documents the faces, landmarks and overlooked affairs of the street, according to the press release. The pictures in the show range from images of rural farmers and food markets to photos of university students and the hustle and bustle of downtown Columbus. The exhibit is an update on the documentary “High Street,” a WOSU TV production released in… Read more

Aggravated robbery reported at off-campus Red Roof Inn

September 18, 2014
Two men forced a Red Roof Inn clerk to the ground and stole an undisclosed amount of money in an aggravated robbery near Ohio State’s campus Friday morning, a Columbus Division of Police press release states. The suspects have not been caught. The suspects implied they had a gun when they entered the Red Roof Inn, located at 441 Ackerman Rd., at 4:38 a.m. on Friday, the release states. They then forced the clerk to the floor, and one of the suspects took money from the register, according to the release. The suspects fled in an awaiting car, the release states. The first suspect is described as a black male,… Read more

Notice released after reported rape sparks questions about reason for delay, concern

September 18, 2014
When a public safety notice was released Monday about a rape reported Sunday, it prompted questions about the reason for the delay. Those questions remain, since the suspect was identified and apprehended before the notice was ever sent — the first time in at least three years when that’s been the case. Public safety notices, after all, are issued when a crime occurs that’s considered a concern or continuing threat to campus. And because the suspect had been apprehended, it’s unclear what continuing threat or concern prompted the notice’s issuing after the rape, which reportedly occurred early Sunday in a North Campus residence hall. The University Police chief, meanwhile, referred… 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

Year-long dairy campaign aims to encourage calcium consumption

September 16, 2014
One Ohio State initiative is working to move students to consume more dairy. The #SpotTheCow campaign is back on campus for a year-long run to let students know that dairy is still a beneficial source of calcium and nutrients, even during college. “The overall goal of this campaign is to try to increase dairy consumption on the Ohio State campus,” said Jamie Seger, #SpotTheCow campaign director. #SpotTheCow plans to use social media, posters and fliers and interactive activities at campus events to raise student involvement and awareness of the campaign. Those campus events will offer giveaway items such as T-shirts, sunglasses, dairy products and educational pamphlets. Funding for the campaign… Read more

Ohio State planning $1M health conference in Mumbai

September 16, 2014
Members of the Ohio State community are set to meet with international leaders in global health, but the meeting won’t be anywhere near Columbus. That event — the Health Sciences Innovation Conference and Trade Show — is set to take place in Mumbai, India, and cost approximately $1 million, including funding, accommodations and events, said co-chairman of the conference Dr. Chandan Sen, associate dean of the OSU College of Medicine. The conference will be hosted by OSU and the All India Institute for Medical Sciences and aims to develop partnerships between OSU and Indian academic institutions and health sciences-related industry, according to the conference’s website. It is set to run… Read more

Upcoming gourmet hot dog joint to cater to those with daring palate

September 16, 2014
DareDevil Dogs is banking on its customers’ sense of adventure when it comes to its new spin on the hot dog. “We’re stepping outside the box,” Ohio State alumnus and DareDevil Dogs co-owner Tomos Mughan said. “We’re trying to be daring with an American staple.” The upcoming DareDevil Dogs gourmet hot dog joint is scheduled to open its first location at 1437 N. High St. in November, formerly home to Commonwealth Sandwich Bar, which closed last November. It’s set to offer customers specialty dogs as well as a “build your own” option, co-owner Bill Garland said. Vegan and vegetarian protein substitutions will be offered as well, Mughan said. As for… Read more

Ohio State club aims to sell 3,000 lbs of pork

September 15, 2014
Ohio State’s Saddle and Sirloin Club is set to serve an amount of pork loin equivalent to the weight of about 405 biology textbooks, or roughly two cows, at an upcoming agricultural production event. That event — the Farm Science Review — is a three-day affair when about 140,000 visitors converge at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio, to learn about agricultural production, according to the event’s website. The event is hosted by the OSU College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and runs Tuesday through Thursday. As part of the festivities, the Saddle and Sirloin Club has prepared more than 3,000 pounds of pork loin for a… Read more

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