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Review: Ohio State students welcomed back to campus ‘Safe and Sound’

August 30, 2014
The “welcome” was loud and clear. Ohio State students flocked on Friday to see live performances from Captain Kidd, GRiZ and Capital Cities at the Ohio Union Activities Board-sponsored 2014 Welcome Week Concert, which was held on the now construction-free South Oval for the first time since 2010. The crowd quickly drew in when Captain Kidd — comprised of fourth-years Nate Baumgard, Eric Blaha, Nick Samson and Stew Weinland and second-year Andrew Gutierrez — opened the event with a cover of Phoenix’s “1901” and took the stage with its alternative style and musical accuracy. The band’s set introduced students to the atmosphere and music that would continue to be heard… Read more

Ohio State prepares to open Global Gateway in Brazil

August 28, 2014
Buckeye Nation is starting to look more like Buckeye International, as scarlet and gray influence is set to spread south of the equator. Ohio State is set to launch its next Global Gateway office in São Paulo, Brazil on Sept. 13. It’s slated to cost the university $375,000 over the next two years, with funding coming from the OSU Office of Academic Affairs, said Christopher Carey, director of Global Gateways. The Global Gateway program aims to give OSU a presence in selected countries by providing students, alumni and faculty opportunities for networking, studying abroad and conducting research, according to its website. There are currently offices in Shanghai, China, and Mumbai,… Read more

Microscopic medicine, possible impossibilities to be displayed in Ohio State galleries

August 28, 2014
With Fall Semester under way, Ohio State’s Arts Initiative has prepared a full lineup of displays for the Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus. Planned exhibits include a look at disease, sculpture and the evolving culture of China. Running through Sept. 6 is the PULL LEFT exhibition, a collaboration between an OSU art professor and Beijing gallery Taikang Space, at the Urban Arts Space. The exhibition includes the work of 15 Chinese contemporary artists. Then from Sept. 6 to Oct. 4, the Urban Arts Space is set to display “Art in the Shadows,” a photographic exhibition by Amy Joehlin-Price, a resident pathologist at the Wexner Medical Center. The exhibit shows… Read more

Board of Trustees to discuss Title IX program

August 28, 2014
The Ohio State Board of Trustees is slated to meet this week to vote on topics including a review of the university’s compliance with federal regulations. The Audit and Compliance Committee expressed particular concern over its Title IX program, which it says is at “high risk” according to the meeting agenda. Former marching band director Jonathan Waters was fired July 24 following a two-month university investigation that found the band contained a sexualized culture and that Waters had not done enough to stop it. The Board agenda lists particular concern over the risk of potential litigation or reputational harm. The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is currently conducting… Read more

Summer crime news: 2 public safety notices and 2 fires reported

August 28, 2014
It’s easy to get lost in numbers. There were about 310 reports of theft this summer on Ohio State’s campus, 15 reports of assault and four reports of robbery. But what does that mean? It means that in the span of this summer — from April 30 through Tuesday — there were about 2½ thefts every day. It means 15 people told police that they were violated in some way — and many of those reports came from the Wexner Medical Center. And it means that two public safety notices were sent over the course of the summer because there were crimes that were considered to be of a “concern… Read more

Opinion: While at Ohio State, spend a summer in Columbus

August 28, 2014
The thing about college is it’s finite. We’re only here at Ohio State for so long before we graduate or leave, moving onto new jobs, new cities and new adventures.  For those of you who have come to OSU as a freshman in the last three years, you know that OSU practices a sort of partnership with Columbus, shown off after Convocation with the Columbus Welcome event. You know Columbus is a major metropolitan city with a wealth of opportunities, entertainment-wise and career-wise. But you’re a college student — you have class obligations, work obligations and social obligations, most of which are likely in the University District area. How much… Read more

Ensemble steps out of comfort zone for a Collective Reaction

August 28, 2014
In an attempt to shine light on local music, The Lantern’s “Columbus’ Own” is a weekly series that will profile a new Columbus band every week.  The term “college band,” might bring images of a garage rock band to mind. Columbus band Collective Reaction, however, aims to break the mold with their modern jazz and funk sound. Ohio State alumnus Jason Deran and fifth-year in jazz studies Wes Perry founded the six-piece instrumental band in January and serve as its co-leaders. Perry said they play a genre that can be found running through other styles of music. “(Jazz) is becoming an integral part of every music out there today. There… Read more

Ohio State band to greet students with some ‘Freaky Love’ on Welcome Week stage

August 27, 2014
Some of Ohio State’s students will be looking at the crowd instead of standing in it for the Welcome Week Concert. Fourth-years Nate Baumgard (studying geographic information sciences), Eric Blaha (studying marketing), Nick Samson (studying English), Stew Weinland (studying mechanical engineering) and second-year Andrew Gutierrez (studying English) will be playing in their band, Captain Kidd, at Friday night’s show, opening for GRiZ and Capital Cities. The group started with Baumgard and Blaha, who wanted to keep making music when they came to OSU after they started playing together in high school. They gained popularity with their single “Freaky Love” last fall and a self-titled EP in the spring. “The progression… Read more

Ohio State prepared for chance of bed bug infestation

August 27, 2014
As Ohio State welcomes students back to school, there might be unexpected and unwanted guests tagging along — bed bugs. To make matters worse, an OSU entomology professor said Columbus is a bed bug hot spot. But Student Life spokesman Dave Isaacs said bed bugs aren’t usually a problem at OSU — the last reported case was in spring. Still, on average, OSU handles 10 to 12 cases of bed bugs per year, he said. Last fiscal year, Student Life spent $124,055 on pest control. The funds covered preventable programs, regular treatment and the monitoring of all types of pests, Isaacs said. OSU has a contract with JC Ehrlich Company,… Read more

Buck-i-Frenzy welcome event draws thousands

August 27, 2014
It was hot and muggy, but thousands of students and dozens of businesses gathered together and got a little frenzied. The annual Buck-i-Frenzy festival was held Tuesday in and around the RPAC, giving students an opportunity to check out vendors from the campus area and beyond. There were 70 vendors at this year’s event, including 14 food and beverage vendors and almost all of them gave out a free product or had some kind of incentive to entice students to check out their booth. The theme this year was superheroes, and some took it to heart. A fully outfitted Captain America strode around and some students handed out shirts studded… Read more