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:

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: More…

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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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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…



OSU Makes More Definite Plans For Fall

16 Jun , 2020  

By: The Ohio State University

In the latest COVID-19 update for The Ohio State University community, President Michael V. Drake shared information on an upcoming pilot testing program, phased return-to-campus activities, and housing and dining plans for students’ autumn semester arrival.

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:

Drake sent the following message on June 13: More…

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Ohio State Tuition To Rise For Freshmen

6 Jun , 2020  

The Ohio State University plans to increase tuition and fees for incoming Ohio freshmen by 3.9%, which equates to a $434 annual change from last year’s rate, according to a proposal adopted by the university’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday.

This includes students at OSU Mansfield.

The new rate will then be frozen for four years for these students, who are the fourth class to join the university under the Ohio State Tuition Guarantee. The university will also increase financial aid packages for Pell-eligible students by $434 so that these students are unaffected by the change. More…



The Ohio State University Has A Groundbreaking New President

4 Jun , 2020  

By: The Ohio State University; 1812Blockhouse Staff

Covering a community in the network of regional campuses of The Ohio State University, and with many Richland County residents being graduates of OSU, we regularly cover developments with Ohio’s flagship state university.

Today we have a major one to share.

On Wednesday, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees appointed Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, as the 16th president in university history. Johnson, who has served as chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) since 2017, brings more than 30 years of experience as an academic, business and policy leader. More…

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All About Richland

Mueller Recognized With Highest OSU Staff Recognition

28 May , 2020  

The Distinguished Staff Awards, the university’s highest staff recognition, annually honor individuals for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service to The Ohio State University.
Thirteen recipients have been awarded during Ohio State’s Sesquicentennial, which celebrates all that the people of Ohio State have accomplished and all that is yet to come.

Nominees are assessed on criteria consistent with the university’s values, as well as the individual’s contributions to enhance the quality of work life for faculty, staff, students or patients, provide outstanding and ongoing service to university stakeholders, and/or develop creative solutions to increase department or university operations. More…

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History & Tourism, Schools

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: The Ohio State University At Mansfield

25 Apr , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

It’s the latest in our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series — today looking at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

First institution of higher education in Mansfield: Female Institute, opened in 1840s near the current site of the Renaissance Theatre on Park Avenue West More…

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Ohio State Announces Academic Plan For Summer Term

2 Apr , 2020  

A change was announced today for The Ohio State University‘s summer term at all campuses, including The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

All courses will be delivered through virtual modes of teaching and learning for the Summer 2020 term as the university continues to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This and other updates are available on a website with information about the outbreak. The university will also respond to an email account where general questions about the pandemic can be directed: More…

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All About Richland

OSU Professor’s Study Reveals Difficulty In Really Cleaning Surfaces

26 Mar , 2020  

by Emily Caldwell, Ohio State News

During the COVID-19 pandemic, every frequently touched surface outside our home seems as dangerous as a hot pot right out of the oven. We won’t get burned if we touch it, but we might get infected with a potentially dangerous virus.

A recent study suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short, a reminder for us all that keeping our surroundings clean may require some additional work. More…



OSU President Drake Declares State Of Emergency

23 Mar , 2020  

In a letter to The Ohio State University community and issued on March 22, President Michael V. Drake shared the following:

Dear Ohio State Community:

As we start another extraordinary week, I write to update you on some of the important steps we are taking to respond to the effects of COVID-19 on university operations. More…

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OSU Offers Underrepresented Students A Taste Of College Life

27 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio State University offers a unique program for rising high school seniors who are high achieving, as well as first-generation, rural and/or underrepresented minority students, designed give them an idea of college life and to help them development leadership skills based on their personal strengths.

The program is called The Ohio State’s Buckeye Student Leadership Academy (BSLA). More…


OSU Online Undergrad Programs Ranked No. 1 In The Nation

21 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio State University has been recognized as the best in the nation for online undergraduate education.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the university’s online bachelor’s programs No. 1 for 2020 — up two spots over the previous year. Additionally, Ohio State’s online Master of Science in Nursing program is ranked No. 4 nationally and No. 2 among public universities, with three of the program’s specialties also placing among the top four. More…


OSU Awarded Over $2 Million For New Tech Scholarships

16 Dec , 2019  

New scholarships will support students learning the latest advancements in computer science.

The Ohio State University is one of 35 colleges and universities across the state to receive support from the Choose Ohio First program. The new scholarships will boost Ohio’s efforts to strengthen the state’s workforce in technology-related fields such as coding and cybersecurity.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner announced the details of the program on Friday. More…

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