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One semester in the Digital Flagship era

Noa Breitman walked to McPherson Laboratory during her first day of classes on Ohio State’s campus. She went to room 1000 for general chemistry, sat down and pulled out her iPad. The iPad had been provided to her and all first-year students in 2018 by ...

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Ohio State student identified in Kentucky shooting

Ohio State Mansfield student Skylar Williams was identified as a victim in a shooting in Kentucky on Tuesday, a day after she was reported as being abducted from the Mansfield campus. Williams was reported to have been forcibly abducted by suspect Ty’rell Pounds on Monday. ...

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Cutting utilities costs

You’ve lined up your house for next year; the roommates are chosen; you live close to your favorite bar academic building, and the lease is officially signed. But as you go to budget rent into your finances for next year, you realize you might have ...

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Columbus Police looking for missing woman

Columbus Police investigators are asking the community for help in locating a missing woman described as high-risk and distraught. Police identified the woman as Amber Evans, a light-skinned black female with dark curly hair. Evans, 28, is an Ohio State alumna and former Lantern reporter. ...

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Strauss accuser convicted of harassing university employee

Michael DiSabato, a prominent accuser of Richard Strauss, plead no contest to charges of harassment in court on Friday. DiSabato was charged with nine counts of telecommunications harassment in July for emails sent to Ohio State University employee and former football player Matthew Finkes. Judge ...

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Ohio State announces partnership with JP Morgan Chase

Ohio State announced a $2.5 million investment from JP Morgan Chase into two programs that “promote academic excellence for students from diverse backgrounds” in a press release on Thursday. “Too many young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, lack access to the right skills and ...

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Ohio State announces five new majors

The Ohio State College of Arts and Sciences announced the introduction of five new majors in a press release on Thursday that it said aim to incorporate “emerging trends and issues into carefully designed, interdisciplinary academic programming.” The five majors include: integrated major in math ...

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