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Ohio State tuition fares well against other schools

September 1, 2014
Ohio State’s tuition isn’t cheap, but when compared to other Big Ten universities, it seems it could be worse. Since 2007, the in-state tuition rate at OSU has risen nearly 16 percent and students graduate with an average of more than $25,000 in debt, according to a Board of Trustees document. The flagship program of Undergraduate Student Government last year aimed to boost affordability. And last week, vice president of Student Life Javaune Adams-Gaston spoke to the Board about the need to increase students’ financial literacy. But the Board said tuition isn’t that bad. For the second straight year, the Board froze in-state tuition, keeping it at $10,037 for the… Read more

Redshirt-freshmen J.T. Barrett, Darron Lee take lead for Ohio State

September 1, 2014
While some teams lean on experienced players in a season opener, the Ohio State football team relied on big plays from two redshirt-freshmen to kick off its season with a win. The two players — quarterback J.T. Barrett and linebacker Darron Lee — each accounted for second-half touchdowns that sparked OSU to a 34-17 win against Navy on Saturday. Lee — who played in two games last season before being granted a medical redshirt — returned a fumble 61 yards for a touchdown and made a pair of tackles in the Navy backfield. Barrett threw both of his touchdowns in the second half at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore and… Read more

Roadrunners inspire Ohio State grad to derail from the trail

September 1, 2014
The water of the pond is placid; the lily pads that rest upon it glisten in a cool summer breeze, but the air remains hot. Tall grass surrounds the jagged shore at the water’s edge, obscuring an almost untouched forest. Silence pervades all, except for the chirping of an unknown bird and the whirring of odd dragonflies that seem to skip along the surface.  Suddenly, muted ripples rustle through the vegetation, and an iconic leather hat emerges from the obscuring weeds.  Without warning, the hat and the man attached to it spring through the air, and the still surface breaks with a splash as he lands amongst the pads —… Read more

Opinion: Studying abroad changes mindset about Columbus

September 1, 2014
If you’ve been at Ohio State for a year or two, there’s a decent chance that you’ve known someone who has studied abroad. There’s also a decent chance they’ve described the experience as “life-changing” or with some other grandiose epithet. Over six weeks this summer, I was lucky enough to take two classes in London. It was a brief experience, but it was life-changing. And not because of some great cultural learning I underwent — London is about as cosmopolitan as it gets, and not the kind of place that’s going to pull an American out of his or her comfort zone. The life-changing bit came from what I learned… Read more