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President Michael Drake prepares for university investiture

March 30, 2015
Ohio State President Michael Drake compared his time at the university so far to a cross-country marathon through beautiful terrain. “Sometimes it’s up and down, sometimes there’s gravel, but the terrain is incredible, and you’re really involved in that and moving forward,” he said in an interview with The Lantern on Friday. But Drake said he couldn’t do it alone, adding that his journey has been impacted by those around him. “It’s actually a cross-country marathon with a group of people,” he said. “You’re there with colleagues and friends and you’re going on this wonderful journey.” Drake is set to reflect on the progress of his marathon over the past… Read more

Bill could give out-of-state students obstacles to vote in Ohio

March 30, 2015
More than 16,000 out-of-state students at Ohio State might soon face new barriers to voting if a recent amendment to the state transportation budget is kept in the final bill. The bill, called House Bill 53 or the Transportation Budget, was introduced by Republicans in the Ohio Senate. The amendments require residents of other states to obtain an Ohio driver’s license and surrender their old license within 30 days of registering to be able to vote for issues on the Ohio ballot. Additionally, it requires them to get an Ohio registration for their vehicle and pay associated fees to reregister the vehicles and obtain new licenses. It can cost more… Read more

Mirror Lake to be drained, surrounded by fences again

March 29, 2015
Mirror Lake is set to be fenced off starting on Monday as work begins once again to make the campus landmark more sustainable. A well was drilled and tested as a part of a sustainability study that concluded last year, Dan Hedman, spokesman for Administration and Planning, said in an email. He added that the drilling of the well and the testing of the water cost $56,000. The university is now investing in infrastructure so the groundwater well can be a long-term solution for the lake, Hedman said. The project involves draining the lake again and installing pumps, meters and underground piping from the well to the lake. The lake… Read more

More jobs opening in analytics, inspires new minor

March 29, 2015
Being able to predict trends is shaping up to be a marketable skill in the world of business. Business analytics, a field which uses statistics and other techniques to study data and forecast trends, is projected to face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills by 2018, according to research done by consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Because of this projected job growth in analytics, Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business is adding a business analytics minor, which is set to be available to students in Fall Semester. The minor will consist of 15 credit hours, including nine required hours and six hours of elective courses,… Read more

Study finds Ohio State students are making a ‘bold’ discovery

March 29, 2015
It might not be surprising that, at times, some students find themselves searching for the right word, and in turn, searching for a dictionary. What might be surprising is that a popular online dictionary has done some searching of its own. Specifically, it’s done research among lookup entries at some U.S. universities, including Ohio State. Dictionary.com has determined the most popular word searched on its website among students at OSU in 2014 was “bold.” Yes, bold. According to a Dictionary.com analysis, bold appeared more than any other word at OSU from within a sample of more than 10 million searches in zip codes associated with OSU’s campus, including nearby, student-populated… Read more

FCC chairman, Ohio State alumnus, praises net neutrality decision

March 29, 2015
Discussing his role in last month’s Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality decision, FCC Chairman and Ohio State alumnus Thomas Wheeler returned to Columbus to discuss how this technological debate will impact students at his alma mater. “I believe that the result will be overwhelmingly positive for consumers and innovators,” Wheeler said. “I also firmly believe it is a positive as well for network operators who now have regulatory certainty with no impact on their consumer revenue streams.” Wheeler spoke at the OSU Moritz College of Law symposium on “The Future of Internet Regulation” on Friday and was adamant that the new regulations were the right choice. “For more than a… Read more

Pyrotechnic devices, lasers set to return to Olentangy River

March 29, 2015
Pyrotechnics, lasers and loud noises are back. The city of Columbus and the U.S. Department of Agriculture plan to resume goose damage management techniques along the Olentangy River on Monday. A message in Ohio State’s weekly onCampus email newsletter stated that “loud noises similar to fireworks or a car backfiring, sirens and whistles may be heard along the river” between Fifth Avenue and Lane Avenue as part of an effort to reduce damage to vegetation caused by the geese. The city of Columbus and the USDA Wildlife Services and Animal Care division conducted similar efforts last year, using pyrotechnic devices and lasers to drive geese from the area, where they… Read more

Woman stabbed in neck near Ohio State campus

March 27, 2015
A felonious assault was reported near Ohio State’s campus Thursday evening after a woman was stabbed in the neck. The Columbus Division of Police has a suspect in custody, and the victim is currently in stable condition at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, said Sgt. Rich Weiner, a spokesman for Columbus Police. Officers were dispatched at 5:41 p.m. to East 16th Avenue and North Pearl Street, where they arrested Angelica Ann Marie Hubbard with a knife in her hand, Weiner said. The victim, Saquella Sejuan Harris, was with Hubbard’s ex-boyfriend, and when Hubbard saw Harris and the boyfriend, she started to fight Harris, Weiner said. Both were unarmed at the time,… 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

GOP House budget seeks to freeze Pell Grant awards

March 26, 2015
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed its fiscal year 2016 budget Wednesday, which has been met with mixed reactions from some students and leaders. The budget was released last week by House Republicans and passed with a vote of 228-199. It included action items such as freezing the maximum Pell Grant award amount for the 10-year budget window, as well as repealing the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare. Pell Grants are direct grants awarded to students with financial need who have not received a bachelor’s or professional degree, according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid website. The current maximum award amount for the 2015-16… Read more