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The Rolling Stones to play ‘Shoe in May

March 31, 2015
The Rolling Stones are scheduled to play Ohio Stadium, the only stop in the Buckeye State on their upcoming tour. The band’s May 30 stop at the Horseshoe is the second concert of a 15-city tour that will kickoff in San Diego six days prior. While the ‘Shoe has not hosted a concert since 2003, the Stones announcement makes it the third show scheduled for 2015. At the behest of athletic director and vice president Gene Smith, Ohio State has begun work to make the stadium a more active venue during the off-season. Stadium shows come with major costs, but they can bring in major dollars to the local economy,… Read more

President Michael Drake to announce $400 million plan during investiture

March 31, 2015
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Ohio State President Michael Drake is set to announce a five-year, $400 million initiative Tuesday that will redirect funds — through cost-cutting and “innovative financing strategies” — to fund academics, investments and need-based scholarships. While addressing the common themes of affordability and excellence, Drake is set to highlight the plan this afternoon during his investiture — a ceremonial installation of his presidency at Mershon Auditorium. The university aims to fund $100 million for need-based scholarships over five years, with $15 million allocated to that purpose during the plan’s first year, according to a university summary of the initiative. Specific uses for the other $300 million have not been revealed, but… Read more

Letter to the editor: Why I resigned from Undergraduate Student Government

March 29, 2015
Letter to the editor: Student governments have been traditionally a platform that give students a legitimate voice and are a venue for personal development in involvement. I am saddened to share with you that in its current state, here, at The Ohio State University, that is exactly what it is not. Two years ago when I came to Ohio State, I knew that student government was something that I wanted to get involved in. I wanted to help make things better and improve things on campus, and I wanted to do that immediately. Being someone who is interested in organizational framework, I thought there would be no place better for… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: USG releases sexual violence report specific to OSU

March 27, 2015
Ohio State’s Undergraduate Student Government recently formed a task group that surveyed more than 600 OSU students about sexual violence. That survey asked students how often they hear about sexual violence happening both on and around campus. The survey also asked participants how many of them had experienced sexual violence. This week’s episode of “The Scarlet Scoop” summarizes some of the numbers that survey found. In other campus news, a Buckeye tradition that began in the 1960s is still going strong. All that and more on this week’s episode of “The Scarlet Scoop.”… Read more

Pizza, Beer & Jokes tries to make fundraising funny

March 26, 2015
For some, participating in a fundraiser for a friend’s student organization can be a chore. One group aims to make it more tolerable than mere appeasement with fresh pizza, cold beer and live comedy — that’s the goal of Pizza Beer & Jokes. Pizza Beer & Jokes isn’t your typical student organization fundraiser. Instead, it’s a show, exclusively for the organization that books an event with PB&J. “PB&J’s are really exciting shows in the fact they are three separate groups coming together to create a fun event,” said PB&J member Joe Horan, a fourth-year in mathematics. “You have Pizza Rustica, providing a performance space for free, the Columbus-based comedians who… Read more

Buckeye News Now: 3 USG justices resign, President-elect sits down with Lantern TV

March 26, 2015
Mirror Lake safety, bike sharing, sexual assault and mental health. These are some of the issues the Undergraduate Student Government has focused on this year. To highlight all that’s been done, USG held a “Year in Review” event Tuesday night where President Celia Wright spoke about what USG’s done regarding these issues and more. Now the current administration has about a week left until newly-elected President Abby Grossman and Vice President Abby Waidelich are set to take over. Hear what they have to say about what they hope to accomplish next year. Lantern TV also brings you an update on divestment and the resignation of three USG justices. In addition,… Read more

Letter to the editor: Ohio State should sign onto Real Food Challenge

March 26, 2015
Letter to the editor: It has been 45 years since I played quarterback for coach Woody Hayes at The Ohio State University, and although agriculture is still Ohio’s leading industry, our food system is vastly different. In that time, we have lost 36,000 farms in the state of Ohio, our lakes have become polluted by runoff from industrial farms, and farm animals have been moved off the land and into confinement. Universities, including Ohio State, currently source food from large-scale farms great distances from the dining facilities, and these farms harm rural communities, the environment and animals. As a world-class agricultural teaching, research and outreach institution with a long and… Read more

Urban Meyer: Ohio State quarterbacks ‘always talking’ in practice

March 26, 2015
When two recent Heisman Trophy candidates and the reigning National Championship starter play quarterback for the same team, things could get ugly. But at Ohio State, “it’s all positive” between redshirt-senior Braxton Miller, redshirt-sophomore J.T. Barrett and redshirt-junior Cardale Jones, coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday. “If you watch the three of them, they’re always talking,” Meyer said. Miller — who has been in the top-10 in Heisman voting twice — was the undisputed starter heading into fall camp in 2014, but he tore the labrum in his throwing shoulder less than two weeks before the season started. That paved the way for Barrett to take the reigns of the OSU… Read more