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Buckeye News Update: OSU Wrestling takes first national title

March 23, 2015
This Buckeye News Update looks into the recent post-season for OSU athletics. The wrestling team won their first national title in St. Louis, Missouri. The Buckeyes won by a large margin of victory, tallying 102 total points. Finishing in second and third place was Iowa and Edinboro, with 84 and 75.5 points, respectively. Taking home championships for their weight class were Nathan Tomasello and Logan Stieber. This marks Stieber’s fourth national championship win. We also look at Ohio State Men’s Basketball’s trip to Portland for the NCAA Tournament. Buckeye hoops moved on to 18-9 in the tournament under coach Thad Matta, with a win against VCU and a loss to… Read more

Letter to the editor: Obama’s administration working to make college more affordable

March 22, 2015
Letter to the editor: In an economy increasingly built on innovation, the most important skill you can sell is your knowledge. That’s why higher education is, more than ever, the surest ticket to the middle class. But just when it’s never been more important, it’s also never been more expensive. The average undergrad who borrows to pay for college ends up graduating with about $28,000 in student loan debt. That’s why my administration has worked hard to make college more affordable. We expanded tax credits and Pell Grants, enacted the largest reforms to the student loan program in history and fought to keep interest rates on student loans low. We’ve… Read more

Buckeye News Now: USG debates kick off elections, Steinmetz sits down with The Lantern

March 5, 2015
In this week’s episode of Buckeye News Now, we bring you an in-depth interview with Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph Steinmetz. Steinmetz speaks about data analytics, college affordability, and addresses his status as a former finalist for the University of Texas presidency. Also, it’s election season at Ohio State and Lantern TV has coverage from the Undergraduate Student Government debates. Presidential candidate Abby Grossman and vice-presidential candidate Abby Waidelich are running against presidential candidate Michelle Bennett and vice-presidential candidate Noel Fisher. At Monday’s debate they discussed their platforms and ideas for the campus community. Lantern TV reporter Amanda Vaughn was at the debate and brings you a deeper look… Read more

President Drake transitions into normal schedule

January 29, 2015
Trading the sunny campus of the University of California-Irvine for the snow-packed streets of Columbus has not been the only transition President Michael Drake has made since coming to Ohio State. “At the very beginning, there was so much that was new, that the people that we needed to meet, and in particular, the people that we needed to meet first, were a lot of people. So there were 100 people that I needed to meet first,” Drake said in an editorial meeting with The Lantern on Monday. Drake, who became OSU’s 15th president on June 30, said the first step in coming to Columbus was making the decision with… Read more

Letter from the editor: The way interviews with Ohio State administrators are run

January 29, 2015
President Michael Drake paid a visit to The Lantern’s newsroom earlier this week. In light of that, I thought it would be worthwhile to share the way we conduct these types of interviews in the hopes of opening that door to our readers and making the process more transparent. The way that we’ve conducted these interviews in the time I’ve been on The Lantern’s staff — since fall 2012 — is about the same way that we did this time. About once per semester, sometimes more and sometimes less, the president, or occasionally an Ohio State administrator, schedules a time with us when they’ll come to our newsroom for an… Read more

President Michael Drake looks to connect with students; talks about music, rapper Drake

January 27, 2015
Ohio State President Michael Drake said he’s been busy picking up the reins as the leader of Ohio State since he took over in July. “What I look forward to in 2015 is more time with students and faculty,” Drake said in a Monday interview with The Lantern. “I noticed that I missed the level of contact that I had been used to having with (them).” In addition to sharing his thoughts on issues facing higher education and OSU’s large student population, Drake also answered questions about topics like former OSU Marching Band director Jon Waters’ firing, the football team winning the National Championship and what he thinks about the… Read more

Editorial: Ohio State community deserves answers from editorial board interview with President Michael Drake

December 9, 2014
Editorial: The Ohio State president won’t be coming in for an editorial board meeting with The Lantern this semester, for the first time in at least six years. Because of scheduling troubles and President Michael Drake’s transition, we were unable to set a date with OSU that suited both parties for the semesterly interview. OSU offered a half-hour slot from 3-3:30 p.m. on Dec. 9, but The Lantern has historically had an hour with presidents in the past and doesn’t have a print issue after the one that’s on stands Tuesday until Jan. 12.  We asked on Nov. 12 for another date. When following up last week, The Lantern was… Read more

Review: Zadie Smith engaging in speech, well-spoken in answers at Ohio State

November 13, 2014
From touching on subjects such as President Barack Obama to her experience growing up with a feminist mother, award-winning author Zadie Smith shared her narratives to a crowd at Ohio State. Attendees packed Mershon Auditorium on Thursday evening for the chance to hear Smith speak from her experience, as well as provide her take on cultural phenomena and events that audience members could indulge in and relate to. Despite the auditorium’s capacity of 2,500, it’s no surprise it was mostly full, given her diverse background and experiences. Smith, who was born in London to an English father and a Jamaican mother, began seeing success in 2000 with the novel “White… Read more

President Michael Drake focuses on positives in 1st university address

October 31, 2014
Ohio State needs to place a greater focus on teaching, while continuing its goal of research eminence, President Michael Drake said in his first address to University Senate on Thursday. The university is a “modern land-grant institution that’s also a doorway to the world,” he said. “We teach for Ohio, but we do research for the world.” As examples of OSU’s worldwide presence, Drake noted the university’s Global Gateway offices around the world, such as the one in São Paolo that opened Sept. 13.  Drake strayed from announcing anything bold for OSU’s future and he avoided taking up any controversial stances. Instead, the president used the forum to highlight the… Read more