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Education
12:04 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

OSU Encourages Online Learning

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The Ohio State University wants to encourage students into taking online-only courses.  The Columbus Dispatch reports that the University recently approved a new fee structure that would allow students to save money on the services they will not use.

In-state students who register for these exclusive online classes would be charged $100 a semester, while out of state students will only pay $5 more.

Education
8:06 am
Tue January 3, 2012

OSU President Says University Should Have Asked More Pointed Questions in Football Scandal

President E. Gordon Gee says the Ohio State University should have asked more pointed questions as a memorabilia-for-cash scandal was first coming to light.

The NCAA last month hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and additional penalties for violations that started with eight football players taking thousands of dollars in cash and tattoos. That was in exchange for jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia.

Gee tells The Columbus Dispatch that the university has learned to back up its procedures by asking the right questions.

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Around the Miami Valley
8:09 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Ohio State AD says NCAA Probe has Cost $800K

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The NCAA investigation into Ohio State's football program has cost the school's athletic department $800,000.

OSU Athletic director Gene Smith confirmed the figure on Wednesday in an email to The Associated Press. The Buckeyes football program has been embroiled in a memorabilia-for-cash scandal that broke late last year and has resulted in coach Jim Tressel losing his job after 10 years. Star quarterback Terrelle Pryor also has left the school.

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Around the Miami Valley
8:17 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Ohio State on Alert After 2 Attempted Abductions

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University authorities say a man tried to abduct two women in separate incidents near OSU Medical Center on Wednesday.

Both women ran away and were unharmed. The Columbus Dispatch reports one was approached at a bus stop by a man who held a knife with a 3-inch blade to her side and told her she was coming with him. The other woman was grabbed near her car.

The university sent a text message alert and warned people to be aware of their surroundings when walking around campus.

Education
4:45 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Ohio State University trustees to comment on NCAA probe

An Ohio State trustee says the university's governing board should be ready to address the school's ongoing football scandal next week.

Members of the 17-person board of trustees, which oversees most Ohio State actions, has consistently refused to comment on the NCAA investigation that led to coach Jim Tressel's forced resignation on May 30.

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