History & Tourism, Schools

Interactive: See the Lands Sold to Fund Ohio’s Land “Grant” Universities

7 Aug , 2020  

Native Americans Demand More Recognition From Universities They Funded, Sometimes Unwillingly

By Caitlin Hunt

This story was funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. Please join our free mailing list or text us at (216) 867-6327 as this helps us provide more public service reporting.

Growing up in Cleveland, Cherokee tribal member Nicole Doran said Chief Wahoo always made her uncomfortable. 

“I remember growing up and seeing this caricature of Native Americans that I knew wasn’t true,” Doran said. 

Later she earned a biology degree at the Ohio State University. Doran loved the campus and appreciated the opportunities given to her, but she was not happy about the lack of Native American acknowledgement on campus. Instead, she found the university took pride in their status as a “Land Grant” university. The school sits in the heart of Columbus, home to the best-selling Land Grant beer. More…

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Schools

Gov. DeWine Orders Children To Wear Masks As Schools Reopen

5 Aug , 2020  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine issued a health order Tuesday requiring masks for children returning to in-person classes this fall. The governor pleaded with concerned parents and educators across the state to abide by the state’s health orders as K-12 schools begin to open.

During his briefing Tuesday, DeWine said the mask order for students “gives us the best shot to keep Ohio’s kids and educators safe and physically in school.”

New cases in Ohio remain high, with 1,143 reported Tuesday, up from over 900 on Monday, marking a 21-day daily case average of 1,291. More…

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Schools, Sports

Mansfield Board Hears Scoreboard Report

24 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education had a single report during its meeting on Tuesday evening, and the topic was sports.

Athletic Director Kevin Porter was on hand to update Board members on the project to replace the scoreboard at Pete Henry Gymnasium at Mansfield Senior High School.

As the AD shared, a new scoreboard would not only improve the experience of watching basketball and volleyball games, but it would aksi serve as a potential revenue producer for the district — just as one did in the high school he worked at before coming to Mansfield. More…

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Schools, Shelby

Shelby Parents Asked To Choose From Two Back To School Options

22 Jul , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

As July winds down, thoughts to turn to August and the start of school.

What “school” looks like this particular year, however, is not only still being decided in Richland County school districts, but it is very likely that not all districts will be educating students in the same ways.

One district that is currently reaching out to parents is Shelby City Schools. More…

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Schools

NCSC’s Diab Elected To Statewide Leadership Role

15 Jul , 2020  

North Central State College President Dr. Dorey Diab has been elected Chair of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges Presidents Council, the group that represents all 23 of the community college presidents throughout Ohio. He replaces Sinclair Community College president Dr. Steve Johnson in that role, who has served as chair over the past two years. In addition to that leadership role, Dr. Diab will also serve as Vice Chair of the organization overall. More…

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Schools

OSU Updates Mask Requirements, Event Details, Other Matters

11 Jul , 2020  

The Ohio State University Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce A. McPheron and Dr. Hal Paz, executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs at Ohio State and CEO of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, delivered a message of support for international students and detailed requirements for face mask usage on campus to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ohio State continues to update a website with information about the pandemic. The university will also respond to an email account where general questions about COVID-19 can be directed: [email protected]

McPheron and Paz delivered the joint message on July 10: More…

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History & Tourism, Schools

OSUM Professor Interview To Be Shown On PBS

5 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

A PBS documentary now airing online takes a look at women physicians of the 19th century. It contains a contribution by a professor at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

Dr. Carolyn Skinner was interviewed for the documentary, which is entitled “Daring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century.” She is an Associate Professor of English at OSUM, and is currently working on a book examining the speech and writing of these women. More…

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Schools

Ohio State Launches Safe And Healthy Buckeyes Website

4 Jul , 2020  

In a message to The Ohio State University community from Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce A. McPheron and Dr. Hal Paz, executive vice president and chancellor for health affairs at Ohio State and CEO of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, the University introduced a new website with details about the planned return to all campuses in autumn: safeandhealthy.osu.edu.

Ohio State continues to update a website with information about the pandemic. The university will also respond to an email account where general questions about COVID-19 can be directed: [email protected] More…

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Schools

DeWine Talks Back To School – Here’s What’s Coming This Fall

3 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

The Governor of Ohio began his Thursday COVID-19 briefing with a look ahead — specifically, at the 2020-2021 school year that grows closer each day.

DeWine took the opportunity to unveil newly released guidance for school districts as they make plans for the new school year, laying out both requirements and what DeWine referred to as “strong recommendations.”. The State of Ohio also issued the new “Reset and Restart Education Planning Guide for Ohio Schools and Districts”to provide additional guidance (can be accessed below). More…

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Schools

MOESC Joins With University Of Toledo For New School Psychologist Program

1 Jul , 2020  

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, there is a critical shortage in school psychology. Shortages in school psychology have the potential to significantly undermine the availability of high quality services to students, families, and schools.

In order to mitigate this problem in the local area, Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center and the University of Toledo have collaborated to implement the “Grow Your Own” Mid-Ohio School Psychology Development Program. More…

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Schools

Drake Shares Last COVID-19 Update As OSU President

28 Jun , 2020  

By: The Ohio State University, 1812Blockhouse

Current President of The Ohio State University Michael V. Drake addressed the university community this week with his last COVID-19 update in that role.

In his report, he discussed summer commencement, ACT and SAT score submission, and transition planning for the return of in-person instruction this fall.

President Drake’s message:

“Dear Ohio State Community: More…

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Schools

OSU Wavies Standardized Test Submissions

23 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse, The Ohio State University

It’s a rite of passage for high school juniors, seniors, and the occasion sophomore — taking the all-important ACT or SAT. These scores, combined with a high school GPA, transcript, extracurriculars, and, for some schools, an essay, make up the admissions package.

Standardized test submissions are not required for many branch campuses in Ohio, such as The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

This year, that exception is the case system-wide at OSU. More…

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