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Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson added to Ohio State men’s basketball roster, to sit out 2014-15 season

April 18, 2014
Seniors Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. might be gone, along with junior LaQuinton Ross and sophomore Amedeo Della Valle, but Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta is not wasting any time filling those vacancies. After announcing that former-Temple redshirt-junior forward Anthony Lee would transfer to Ohio State last month, Matta has secured another inside presence in Trevor Thompson. Thompson, who spent his freshman season with Virginia Tech, can start playing for the Buckeyes beginning in 2015-16 after sitting out for a season per NCAA transfer rules. Thompson tweeted his excitement in joining the Buckeyes on April 13, a day after attending the 2014 Spring Game at Ohio Stadium.… Read more

Gordon Gee’s employment with Ohio State set to end, save university $4M

April 18, 2014
Gordon Gee’s decision to accept the West Virginia University presidency could save Ohio State an estimated $4 million over five years when his employment with the university ends July 1. But his relationship with OSU won’t be over. Former OSU President Gee will be provided lifetime executive health insurance benefits at OSU’s expense after he is no longer employed anywhere else, will be permitted to use “any accrued, but unused vacation leave,” will continue to have a split dollar insurance policy and will retain his president emeritus title, according to a letter senior vice president, senior adviser to the president and general counsel Christopher Culley sent Gee, dated March 26… Read more

Ohio State Director of Athletics Gene Smith ‘supportive’ of unlimited food for student-athletes

April 17, 2014
Division I college athletes are now able to keep their bellies as full as they want with food from their respective institutions, and Gene Smith is pleased to hear they won’t be going hungry. The NCAA Legislative Council approved criteria Tuesday allowing Division I student-athletes an unrestricted amount of meals and snacks in accordance with their respective scholarships, and OSU’s director of athletics and vice president approves. “We have always been supportive of this type of legislation,” Smith said in an email to The Lantern Thursday. “It is deregulation of student-athlete welfare benefits and permissive, meaning schools can choose to do as they please based on their needs and capabilities.”… Read more

234 mumps cases reported, outbreak spreads to Columbus State Community College

April 17, 2014
The mumps outbreak has spread to another Columbus college campus. As of Thursday afternoon, 234 mumps cases had been reported in Franklin and Delaware counties. Of those cases, 149 of were linked to the Ohio State outbreak, according to a Columbus Public Health release. Two cases have been reported at Columbus State Community College and a third is being investigated, Jose Rodriguez, spokesman for Columbus Public Health, said in an email Thursday. The onset of the first case connected to the Franklin County outbreak was Jan. 7, while the first case connected to OSU was Feb. 10. Mumps is a viral infection of the salivary glands, according to the Centers… Read more

Study finds 61% of young Republicans support same-sex marriage, Ohio State students react

April 17, 2014
A majority of young Republicans support same-sex marriage, according to a recent study done by the Pew Research Center. The Pew Research Center study discovered 61 percent of Republicans and those that lean to the Republican side ages 18 to 29 favor same-sex marriage. However, the same cannot be said for their older counterparts — 43 percent of Republicans ages 30 to 49, 30 percent of Republicans between 50 and 64 and 22 percent of those 65 or older favor same-sex marriage. Sam Zuidema, president of College Republicans, said he, as a young Republican, does not support same-sex marriage. “As the College Republicans at the Ohio State University, it is… Read more

Ohio State students work on creating new basketball ticket distribution policy

April 17, 2014
Some Ohio State students say the same thing every year: OSU doesn’t offer enough student basketball tickets. One student is working with spirit groups, Undergraduate Student Government and the athletic department to help solve the problem by implementing a new system, which would reward points to students who attend games and give them priority ticket ordering times. “The reality is that from the number of tickets sold … only 57 percent on average are being used,” said Abby Waidelich, a former USG senator who is working to form a new policy that would change the way students buy tickets and fill the seats for home games at the Schottenstein Center.… Read more

Ohio State baseball looks to end 2-game losing streak in weekend series against Murray State

April 17, 2014
In order to finish out the final month of the regular season the way it wants to, the Ohio State baseball team needs to regroup in a series away from conference play. “It’s very good for us right now, we need to have some non-Big Ten play,” OSU coach Greg Beals said. After losses at West Virginia Tuesday and at home against Ball State the following day, the Buckeyes (21-17, 4-8) are scheduled to continue their non-conference slate with a three-game series against Murray State (16-18, 9-9) over the weekend at Bill Davis Stadium. Senior pitcher Greg Greve agreed with his coach and said the Buckeyes have to use this… Read more

University Senate chair recommends charging Ohio State students for May Session

April 17, 2014
While Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph Steinmetz said the future of Maymester needs further evaluation, others have already decided that the program is costing the university too much. Richard Dietrich, chair of the University Senate fiscal committee, suggested at the final University Senate meeting of the academic year Thursday that OSU should start charging tuition for the program. “The provost has not yet taken up the recommendation, to the best of my knowledge. I’m scheduled to meet with him next week to discuss it,” he said. May Session was created during the conversion from quarters to semesters, and allows students to take up to three credits with waived tuition… Read more

Performance review: Official’s leadership style could ‘cripple’ Ohio State

April 17, 2014
A university’s leaders should arguably be the most productive people on campus, but also the most scrutinized, as their decisions affect everyone. In 2013, one leader was certainly at least well-scrutinized — easily the harshest performance review of Ohio State’s senior leaders was of the top financial official, who was criticized for his handling of both people and multi-million dollar decisions. But he still earned a six-figure bonus. At OSU, senior leaders’ productivity has lately been focused toward navigating more than 63,000 students and 43,000 employees through a time of transition. Big transitions at the university can be tricky when it’s the leaders themselves switching up their roles. The words… Read more

Ohio State provost discusses potential fall break, future of May session

April 17, 2014
Nearly two years after switching from quarters to semesters, Ohio State’s administration is still ironing out kinks stemming from the transition of about 12,000 classes on a 10-week quarter system to 15-week semesters. The fate of May Session — a four-week term offering students up to three free credit hours that was created as a result of the quarter-to-semester conversion — is still being decided for future years, as are the implementation of a fall break during Autumn Semester and the possibility of having two commencements instead of three, Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph Steinmetz said in an interview with BuckeyeTV, an affiliate of The Lantern.   May Session… Read more