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Getting to know student government leaders

In the summer of 2015, Shamina Merchant and Shawn Semmler were attending new student orientation for Ohio State. It was time to break into pairs within the orientation group. Having never met before and making awkward eye contact within the mass of freshmen Buckeyes, the ...

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Alongside fellow Big Ten student body presidents, USG president urges U.S. House leadership not to support new education reform act

Alongside the other Big Ten students body presidents, Ohio State University Undergraduate Student Government President Shamina Merchant signed and sent a letter Tuesday to the U.S. House of Representative leaders, urging them not to support the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform ...

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Wexner Medical Center to hire 500 new faculty members

Wexner Medical Center will hire 500 new biomedical sciences faculty members over the next five years, including 350 clinicians and 150 research scientists, announced by Ohio State’s College of Medicine on Monday. According to a news release, approximately 50 new research faculty are already set ...

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Ohio State wins fourth consecutive EcoCar competition

Ohio State’s engineering students won their fourth consecutive EcoCar 3 competition Tuesday, an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co. EcoCar 3 is a four-year collegiate automotive engineering competition where 16 North American universities redesign a 2016 ...

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Student survivors of sexual assault say SCE changed their lives

Three Ohio State students spoke during the Undergraduate Student General Assembly session Wednesday evening in the Senate Chamber, giving emotional accounts about how the Sexual Civility and Empowerment office helped them through their sexual assault experiences. Katherine Brink, third-year in music performance and communication, spoke ...

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