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Letter to the editor: Ohio State won’t move forward without Jonathan Waters

September 18, 2014
Letter to the editor: An open letter to President Michael Drake President Drake, I wrote you a letter back in July, after Jonathan Waters was wrongfully terminated from his position as director of marching and athletic bands. In response, I received a canned statement thanking me for my concern and effectively writing me off, like everyone else who wrote in to express their outrage over this situation. Despite the best efforts of major benefactors of Ohio State, concerned students, alumni and members of the media, you have continued to ignore anyone who disagrees with your firing of Mr. Waters. I can understand your reluctance to face people who might disagree… Read more

Letter to the editor: Marching band hurt by Ohio State’s mistakes

September 18, 2014
Letter to the editor: The administration at Ohio State wants to send the message that it will not tolerate sexual harassment. Good! Every fair-minded person finds this kind of behavior reprehensible: someone in a position of power mistreats another who is left powerless to defend against the attack and who is expected to be powerless to pursue recourse later. In fact, I find this behavior morally objectionable whether or not the aggressor’s motives or intentions are sexual in nature. How did the powerful at OSU decide to send their message? They made a big public splash by releasing a report of a ridiculously flawed “investigation” that painted thousands of former… Read more

OSU official: ‘We didn’t do a good job last year’ handling Mirror Lake jump

September 18, 2014
Even though Ohio State administrators and students might be finding common ground in regards to university intervention into the beloved Mirror Lake jump, one OSU official said the recurring problem of alcohol intoxication could shut down the event. “It’s alcohol that’s the problem,” said Jay Kasey, senior vice president for Administration and Planning. “We are here today because our new president said this is an important thing, alumni agree and we should have the jump. We’re trying to do the best we can, but if it completely gets out of hand, it will be shut down.” Kasey joined other OSU officials at a panel on Wednesday evening during the second… Read more

University police have a new big dog on campus

September 18, 2014
The newest officer on the Ohio State University Police force doesn’t carry a gun. She doesn’t need handcuffs or a bulletproof vest. Her only gear is a bowl, a leash and her nose. Rita the K-9 is a German Shepherd and the newest member of University Police. As an officer, she’s tasked with one job and one job only: finding bombs. “Rita has one responsibility and that is to find explosive odor. That’s her single purpose,” said Joanna Shaul, University Police officer and Rita’s handler. “She just has one job and we just want her to be the best possible that she can be.” Although Rita only has one job,… Read more

Ohio State focuses on pass defense during week off

September 18, 2014
In its season-opening win against Toledo last week, the Cincinnati football team attempted 42 passes. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he was worried the Bearcats could throw it 75 times when they face the Buckeyes, but then backtracked and decided his concern lies with a different statistic. “No, I’m worried they’d catch it 75 times,” Meyer said Wednesday. “It’s ‘cause they’re really good.” Meyer said pass defense is his main focus during OSU’s week off after a 66-0 win against Kent State last Saturday. Cincinnati redshirt-sophomore quarterback Gunner Kiel — who has just one game under his belt for the Bearcats — threw for 418 yards and six touchdowns… Read more

Year-long dairy campaign aims to encourage calcium consumption

September 16, 2014
One Ohio State initiative is working to move students to consume more dairy. The #SpotTheCow campaign is back on campus for a year-long run to let students know that dairy is still a beneficial source of calcium and nutrients, even during college. “The overall goal of this campaign is to try to increase dairy consumption on the Ohio State campus,” said Jamie Seger, #SpotTheCow campaign director. #SpotTheCow plans to use social media, posters and fliers and interactive activities at campus events to raise student involvement and awareness of the campaign. Those campus events will offer giveaway items such as T-shirts, sunglasses, dairy products and educational pamphlets. Funding for the campaign… Read more

Ohio State planning $1M health conference in Mumbai

September 16, 2014
Members of the Ohio State community are set to meet with international leaders in global health, but the meeting won’t be anywhere near Columbus. That event — the Health Sciences Innovation Conference and Trade Show — is set to take place in Mumbai, India, and cost approximately $1 million, including funding, accommodations and events, said co-chairman of the conference Dr. Chandan Sen, associate dean of the OSU College of Medicine. The conference will be hosted by OSU and the All India Institute for Medical Sciences and aims to develop partnerships between OSU and Indian academic institutions and health sciences-related industry, according to the conference’s website. It is set to run… Read more

Opinion: 5 questions to ponder during Ohio State’s bye week

September 16, 2014
Three games into a new season, fans of the Ohio State football team have seen three different products on the field. In the first game, the Buckeyes used a second half surge to beat Navy in Baltimore, but the team fell off in week two. A loss to Virginia Tech showed a different OSU — one that could very well struggle through the Big Ten schedule — despite moments of promise. In week three, the team shellacked Kent State, 66-0, but it’s hard to know exactly what that says about the Buckeyes’ potential. With OSU scheduled for a week off before taking on Cincinnati, here are five thoughts to ponder… Read more

Upcoming gourmet hot dog joint to cater to those with daring palate

September 16, 2014
DareDevil Dogs is banking on its customers’ sense of adventure when it comes to its new spin on the hot dog. “We’re stepping outside the box,” Ohio State alumnus and DareDevil Dogs co-owner Tomos Mughan said. “We’re trying to be daring with an American staple.” The upcoming DareDevil Dogs gourmet hot dog joint is scheduled to open its first location at 1437 N. High St. in November, formerly home to Commonwealth Sandwich Bar, which closed last November. It’s set to offer customers specialty dogs as well as a “build your own” option, co-owner Bill Garland said. Vegan and vegetarian protein substitutions will be offered as well, Mughan said. As for… Read more

Reported rape in North Campus residence hall prompts public safety notice

September 15, 2014
A rape reported in an on-campus residence hall early Sunday morning prompted a public safety notice. It’s the second time this year that an alleged rape on campus has led to a campus-wide alert. A woman unaffiliated with Ohio State reported Sunday at about noon that a rape had occurred between 2-3 a.m. in a North Campus residence hall. The suspect was described as a 19-year-old white man, standing at about 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighing approximately 185 pounds, according to the Monday notice. University Police Chief Paul Denton said the suspect is an OSU student, but does not live in the residence hall where the rape was reported. The suspect… Read more