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Ohio State professor David Steigerwald urges grads to push past clichés at Autumn Commencement

December 21, 2014
Drawing inspiration from advice he received from students, Ohio State history professor David Steigerwald addressed approximately 2,332 graduates at OSU’s Autumn Commencement Sunday at the Schottenstein Center. “I looked for help by reading dozens and dozens of previous commencement addresses,” Steigerwald said of preparing his commencement speech. “One thing was missing — they all seemed directed to students rather than drawn from them.” To break out of this pattern, Steigerwald said he asked students to share with him what they wished to hear. Many answered that they were tired of clichés and wanted Steigerwald to “make (the speech) real,” he said. “You are so past clichés,” Steigerwald said. “I am… Read more

Booze, books and the balance: When drinking goes too far

December 17, 2014
When he came to college, Michael Langley spent so much time drinking alcohol that he recalls failing every class his first semester and eventually getting kicked out of school. He said he thinks he got a 0.0 GPA when he was a freshman at the University of Akron, but he didn’t realize that he had been drinking so heavily. He didn’t start consuming alcohol until that first semester, but said once he did, it just felt right “I was an athlete in high school and I was pretty straight-edged, didn’t do anything wrong. I remember drinking for the first time with friends (in college) and just really feeling like I… Read more

Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman named head coach at Houston

December 15, 2014
Ohio State co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman has officially been named the next head coach at Houston, the school announced Tuesday. Herman is set to be introduced at Houston in a Friday press conference, the school announced in a press release. His contract spans five years and is worth $6.75 million. The release said Herman will stay with the Buckeyes’ coaching staff until OSU’s run in the College Football Playoff comes to an end. “This is a tremendous opportunity for my family and I to come back to Houston and lead one of the top programs,” Herman said in the release. “I am looking forward to working with… Read more

Students make Sugar Bowl predictions

December 15, 2014
OSU students predict the Ohio State Buckeyes outcome in the 2015 Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The game will kick-off at 8:30pm on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans.… Read more