Tag: joseph alutto


511 Ohio State student-athletes honored at annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner

April 14, 2014
After being recognized for what they did on the field of play, it was time for some exceptional Ohio State student-athletes to be recognized for what they did off it. A total of 511 student-athletes were honored as Ohio State Scholar-Athletes at the 47th Annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner in the Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union Monday. The dinner recognized those student-athletes who maintained a 3.0 GPA during the 2013-14 school year, as well as other notable academic achievements. The Big Ten Medal of Honor, a $5,000 postgraduate scholarship given annually for the past 100 years to graduating student-athletes who have showed high academic and athletic proficiency was given to… Read more

The interim: Ohio State sails on in year of transition

April 14, 2014
Ohio State is in some ways like a ship: the president is the captain, administrators are the crew and students are the passengers, along for the ride. And for a ship the size of OSU, the direction can’t be changed overnight. The past year at OSU can be considered a turning point. The era of former university President E. Gordon Gee has ended, and the time of Dr. Michael Drake has yet to begin. The ship is veering, preparing for a turn, but it hasn’t quite made it yet. OSU is in transition, with Interim President Joseph Alutto at the helm. OSU spent several months over the last academic year… Read more

Ohio State Interim President Joseph Alutto: ‘It’s been a lot of fun’

February 12, 2014
Ohio State Interim President Joseph Alutto has been busy since he took over in July. “It’s been a lot of fun, we’ve hired a new president … It’s been fun to watch that process unfold, getting to know him,” Alutto said. “It’s been great to see the university continuing on the path we set.” Alutto met with editorial staff of The Lantern Tuesday and discussed the twilight of his brief presidency, along with the new president and several other major personnel movements that were announced recently.   The next president Alutto said he’s talked quite a bit with the next OSU president, Michael Drake, about similarities between the University of… Read more

Joseph Alutto: A university president raised on ‘unconditional love and really good food’

December 2, 2013
Ohio State Interim President Joseph Alutto didn’t grow up intending to become president of one of the largest universities in the nation. His parents were working class. He was the first in his family to attend college and he paid his own way through experiences he said shaped his life. “My father was a truck driver, he had a sixth grade education,” Alutto said in an interview with The Lantern Sept. 23. “My mother was this wonderful old Italian woman who believed that unconditional love and really good food made for unconditional love. Both of whom knew nothing about college.” That upbringing gave Alutto a passion for education from an… Read more

Ohio State Interim President Joseph Alutto strives to continue progress

October 3, 2013
Ohio State is in a transitional period of leadership as the university conducts a search for its 15th president, but Interim President Joseph Alutto said he doesn’t think that should preclude OSU from continuing to make progress. Alutto outlined his goals for his interim presidency during a meeting with The Lantern staff Sept. 23. He said he strives for OSU to attract the “very best” students and faculty, create programs that bring students and faculty together, work on making an OSU education more affordable for students and to develop the university to make it “even more attractive” for OSU’s next president. “I hope this will be a better institution as… Read more

Interim President Joseph Alutto guides Ohio State in ‘period of uncertainty’

September 24, 2013
Ohio State Interim President Joseph Alutto is leading the university during a “period of uncertainty,” he said Monday. Alutto sat down with The Lantern staff for the first time since assuming the interim presidency July 1, and touched on topics such as the search for a new university president, higher education affordability and off-campus safety. He said OSU must “continue to attract the very best students possible to this institution … (and) some of the very best new faculty we can to build off the staff we already have here who’ve established a foundation for excellence and eminence.” Building on the OSU brand is something Alutto plans to work on… Read more

Ohio State presidential search process streamlined with new initiatives

August 19, 2013
The Ohio State Presidential Search Committee has started taking action on what is expected to be a yearlong process, but financial details on its latest initiatives are not yet available. The committee introduced and discussed several initiatives being implemented to find the new president during its Aug. 16 meeting, including the hiring of a search firm to help with recruiting candidates, assembling a panel of university presidents to discuss requirements of a presidency and holding open forums around Columbus and OSU’s satellite campuses during the next few months to gather input from OSU community members. Dallas-based R. William Funk and Associates, which has handled about 375 searches for university and… Read more

Ohio State tobacco ban violators may face sanctions

August 19, 2013
Ohio State is asking smokers to leave their cigarettes at home this school year, and if employees or students don’t comply, they could be facing university sanctions in the spring. Former Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee said the university would implement a new tobacco-free policy by Aug. 1, but enforcement of the ban is being delayed until 2014. “We’re unveiling the initiative this semester and the actual policy we’ll unveil in January 2014,” OSU spokesman Gary Lewis said. During Fall Semester, the university will work on educating students, faculty and staff on the change before punitive actions are taken against on-campus smokers the following semester. Interim President Joseph Alutto … Read more

Gee exit, football suspensions grace summer headlines

August 18, 2013
Summer Semester at Ohio State was full of changes with positions, programs and places. As Fall Semester draws near and the final weeks of warm weather dwindle, The Lantern recaps some of the summer’s happenings. Alutto steps into new role as president… Read more Joseph Alutto started his role as interim president for OSU after former President E. Gordon Gee retired July 1. While the university searches for a new president, Alutto plans to continue building on the goals OSU has already established, including an emphasis on maintaining low tuition, recruiting new faculty and program development. The search for a new president is expected to take about 300 days and began on