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OSU Taking New Collin’s Law Seriously

11 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The following message was sent to the Ohio State community Friday from Melissa L. Gilliam, executive vice president and provost; Stacy Rastauskas, vice president for government affairs; Jeff Risinger, senior vice president of talent, culture and human resources; and Melissa Shivers, senior vice president for student life.

This week marks an important moment in our state’s and university’s commitment to eradicating any form of hazing in educational institutions across Ohio. Collin’s Law, Ohio’s Anti Hazing Act, which went into effect last week, enacts a number of important requirements and changes, all in effort to end hazing and interrupt contributing factors that have enabled the persistence of hazing in the past.

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All About Richland

Mansfielder, OSU Alum Dots The “I”

27 Sep , 2021  

By Evan Drexler, Ohio State News

For the first time since 2019 — and for the 52nd time in history — The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni performed in Ohio Stadium and at Skull Session with the current marching band.

More than 600 alumni band members registered to take part when the Buckeye football team played Akron.

Marching band alumni performed in concert with the current band during the pregame and were part of a separate performance at halftime.

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Ohio State Programs Improve In New Collegiate Rankings

14 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University saw improvement overall and across several university programs in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings for 2022.

Overall, the university moved up four spots and is ranked 49th among national universities and 17th among public universities. Individual programs also saw year-over-year improvement, including undergraduate computer science programs that increased four spots to rank 37th nationally and 18th among public universities. Undergraduate nursing program rankings were new to U.S. News & World Report this year, and Ohio State ranked 10th in the nation and 6th among public universities. Undergraduate business programs and best schools for veterans rankings improved nationally, by two and four spots, respectively.

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OSU Announces Vaccination Requirement

26 Aug , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The following message was shared earlier this week by OSU President Kristina Johnson. In it, Johnson shares that OSU is now requiring vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff.

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

The rising prevalence of the more transmissible Delta variant is fueling the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations – including in young and otherwise healthy unvaccinated people. Central, southern and southeastern Ohio have now recorded the highest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients since January. Further, the number of hospitalized patients in these areas of the state rose an alarming 448% between mid-July and mid-August.

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Sports

Changes At The Horseshoe

17 Aug , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse, The Ohio State University

With Mansfield a part of The Ohio State University family, from from time to time we have shared news from main campus. Speaking of main campus, we are also keenly aware that Richland County has more than its share of passionate followers of the OSU Buckeyes.

Today we are pleased to share the following update related to OSU football games this fall. 

The 2021 Ohio State University football season will feature a number of significant changes driven by new technologies, improved efficiencies, safety measures and construction projects.

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Speakers Announced For Two OSU Events

12 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Two ceremonies. Three Buckeye speakers. Thousands of graduates and their families and friends. The Ohio State University is planning a weekend to celebrate academic success.

Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day and his wife, Nina, will serve as the speakers for the university’s 2020 graduate celebration next month. Bruce A. McPheron, executive vice president and provost, will address summer 2021 graduates and their families at a commencement ceremony the same weekend.

The dual events mark a return to near-normal celebrations since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. More…

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Ohio State Updates Return to Campus Guidance And Protocols

11 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

This week, The Ohio State University’s Interim Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture and Human Resources and Senior Adviser to the President Paul Patton delivered the following message to the campus community.

Dear Colleagues,

Ohio State’s faculty and staff — including our graduate student employees — are at the core of our ability to deliver on Ohio State’s mission, and you will play a central role in the success of our reactivated campuses. More…

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OSU Names A New Provost

30 May , 2021  

The Ohio State University announced today that accomplished researcher, educator and higher-education leader Melissa L. Gilliam, MD, MPH, will be the land-grant institution’s next executive vice president and provost, effective Aug. 1.

Dr. Gilliam will join Ohio State from the University of Chicago, where she is vice provost, the Ellen H. Block Distinguished Service Professor of Health Justice, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics. At Ohio State, she will become the first woman of color to serve as provost, leading the educational mission of one of the largest and most comprehensive universities in the country as its chief academic officer. More…

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OSU Proposes Tuition Guarantee Rates For First Year Students

20 May , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Since 2018, in-state first-year students have benefited from the Ohio State Tuition Guarantee, which locks in tuition, housing and dining costs for each entering cohort for four years. For autumn 2021, the university plans to increase tuition and fees for incoming Ohio freshmen by 3.8%, which equates to a $418 annual change from last year’s rate, according to a proposal being presented to the university’s Board of Trustees on Thursday.

The new rate will then be frozen for four years for these students, who will become the sixth straight class of Ohio students to graduate with no tuition and fee increases. The guarantee provides students and their families with predictability about college costs by locking in-state tuition, mandatory fees, housing and dining for each incoming class of undergraduate students from Ohio. More…

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OSU President Shares Updates On Commencement, COVID, And More

14 May , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

President Kristina M. Johnson sent the following email to The Ohio State University community on Thursday, May 13.

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

While Mother Nature did not cooperate, even the rain could not put a damper on the excitement and enjoyment of our first in-person commencements since 2019 – two in one day!

We conferred 12,345 degrees and certificates, and attendees adhered to pre-arranged public health protocols that made these in-person experiences possible. I thank you for your cooperation and for observing requirements to continue to keep yourselves and one another safe and healthy. More…

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All About Richland

NECIC Receives Prestigious Award From The Ohio State University

15 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State’s University Outreach and Engagement Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact.

Recipients were recognized on April 13 at “OSU Engages: Celebrating Engaged Scholarship at Ohio State”

The Community Partner Award is presented to a community agency/group/institution that demonstrates collaborative work with university faculty, students and staff, resulting in a partnership that produces positive impact in the community and at Ohio State. Nominations can come from faculty, staff, students and community organizations. The 2021 Award was made to the North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) of Mansfield. More…

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OSU Announces Updates On Fall Reactivation For Its Campuses

10 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

President Kristina M. Johnson and Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce A. McPheron sent the following email to The Ohio State University community on Friday, April 9:

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Our plans to reinvigorate campus life this fall are taking shape as we look forward to an autumn semester of engaged classroom learning, thriving student activities and community events that bring us together, and we need your help to reactivate our Ohio State traditions.

First, we’re writing to share more details and to ask every eligible student, faculty and staff member to be vaccinated and to follow all other safe and healthy guidelines. We will always base decisions on evidence-based public health guidance and the state of the pandemic, and a high vaccination rate will only increase the chances of normality. More…

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Reflections of a First-Year Buckeye

29 Mar , 2021  

President Kristina M. Johnson sent the following email to The Ohio State University community last Thursday.

In it, she mentions a recent visit to the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

We were excited to welcome U.S. President Joe Biden to our campus this week – and share with him just some of what makes Ohio State such an incredible place for teaching and learning, research and scholarship, community outreach and patient care. More…

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OSU Plans In-Person Commencement

18 Mar , 2021  

The Ohio State University announced today that it plans to host a modified in-person spring commencement for graduates in what will be the first non-virtual commencement since late 2019.

“We are partnering with state and local health officials on a plan to provide our students and their families with the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments safely in person,” said Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson.

While the university is working to maintain many of Ohio State’s proud traditions, health and safety guidelines mean that certain elements will need to change. More…

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OSU Plans For Reactivated Campuses in 2021-2022

7 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University announced this week that planning is underway for a reactivation of its campuses this fall to offer safe and robust in-person experiences significantly expanded from current restrictions.

Continuing to follow all appropriate measures to protect the health and well-being of the community, and with the partnership and approval of local, state and federal health authorities, the university’s plans will include increasing:

  • In-person teaching, learning and student activities
  • Students in the residence halls
  • Staff working on campus
  • In-person campus services and events
  • Fans in attendance at Ohio State football games and other athletic competitions

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