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Robbery, sexual assault reported off-campus

September 1, 2014
A robbery and gross sexual imposition were reported early Sunday morning in an off-campus neighborhood, according to a police report on the City of Columbus’ website. The woman listed on the report was identified as an Ohio State student through the OSU directory, Find People. The crime allegedly took place at about 1:15 a.m. on East Maynard Avenue, according to the report, and a dark-colored purse valued at about $30 was reported stolen. A dispatcher at the Columbus Division of Police said no further details were available as of Monday afternoon. He said a detective will be assigned to the case within the next couple of days. The report posted… Read more

New, pricier parking pass met with criticism

September 1, 2014
Some Ohio State employees are not pleased with one of the changes to the school’s parking permit regulations. Faculty and administrative personnel who bought the WA permit last year have had to buy a newly created pass to have the same benefits they had last year — but at a price increase of 50 percent. Two years ago, OSU leased its parking operations to Australian private investment firm QIC Global Infrastructure in a 50-year, $483 million deal. CampusParc, the company that runs the day-to-day parking services, was created as part of the contract — one that also capped yearly permit price increases at 5.5 percent. Last year’s WA permit allowed… Read more

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

Japan dolphin killings protested near campus

September 1, 2014
Protesters gathered on the corner of Lane Avenue and High Street outside a Shell gas station on Monday to raise awareness about dolphin killings, an organizer said. Dolphin hunting season officially started Monday at Taiji, Japan. Fishermen herd hundreds of dolphins into a small cove, attack them with knives, separate the “pretty” ones out to sell to aquariums and kill the rest, event organizer and Columbus resident Cindy Ford said. “(The fishermen) say it’s humane, but it’s not,” she said. Many of the protests happening around this issue are taking place around Japanese embassies in the U.S., but Ford said her group wanted to raise awareness about the issue in… Read more

2 construction projects at risk of going over budget; more work approved

September 1, 2014
The construction cranes and chain-linked fences that currently decorate Ohio State’s campus aren’t leaving anytime soon.  The Board of Trustees approved several construction projects near the Columbus campus that are set to cost a total of more than $121 million during its Friday meeting.  Meanwhile, some of the current construction projects are at risk of running over budget because of unforeseen costs. The Board heard a report on the status of construction projects at OSU. Most projects were considered to be safely on budget, but two were listed as being currently on-budget but with concerns. The North Campus Residential District project received this warning because of increased construction costs, and… 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

Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett named co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week

September 1, 2014
  Just one game into his career as Ohio State’s starting quarterback, J.T. Barrett has already picked up his first Big Ten award. The redshirt-freshman signal caller was one of two freshmen to be named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after his performance leading the Buckeyes to a 34-17 win against Navy on Saturday, according to a Big Ten release. Barrett, a Wichita Falls, Texas, native, threw for 226 yards and completed 12 of 15 pass attempts with two touchdowns and led the team with 50 yards rushing. Of his 226 yards through the air, 80 came on one play when Barrett hit senior wide receiver Devin Smith for… Read more

Redshirt-freshmen lead Ohio State to 34-17 win against Navy

August 30, 2014
BALTIMORE –– In the first game since senior quarterback Braxton Miller was ruled out for the season, two redshirt-freshmen boosted the Ohio State football team to a 34-17 win against Navy. After a low-scoring first half that saw the Midshipmen take a 7-6 lead, redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee and redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett each accounted for second-half touchdowns in the team’s season opener Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. Lee picked up a fumble and took it 61 yards to the end zone before Navy junior quarterback Keenan Reynolds scored to end a four-play, 84-yard drive. OSU coach Urban Meyer said he believed Lee’s touchdown was a key to the Buckeyes… Read more