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Education Reporter — Columbus Dispatch

Higher-ed reporter at The Columbus Dispatch. Runner. Morning person.

Ohio State’s Arts and Sciences college is $10 million in red, but why? — A growing budget deficit in Ohio State University's largest college will force spending cuts next school year and has sparked conflict between faculty members and their dean. The College of Arts and Sciences is projected to have a $10 million budget gap in the coming school year, following a $4.6 million deficit that the school plugged with cash savings last year.

Ohio State names interim band director — The associate director of Ohio State University's marching band will take over as interim director for the upcoming season after a search for a permanent replacement stalled in recent months. Chris Hoch is being promoted to interim director after two years as the associate director of the band.

Feds say Miami University failed to accommodate disabled students — In a federal court filing, the U.S. Justice Department accused Miami University of failing to give students with disabilities the technology and accommodations they need to learn. The department joined an existing lawsuit against Miami filed last year by a blind student who said the school promised to accommodate her, but failed to deliver.

Ohio State music school director decried firing of band director in letter — The director of Ohio State University's school of music fought the firing of former marching-band director Jonathan Waters last year and said the university's investigative report was "filled with errors, omissions, even rumors," according to a letter he sent to Waters' parents.

Coach of Ohio State drum majors is charged with rape, kidnapping — The drum-major instructor for the Ohio State University marching band was arrested today on charges of rape and kidnapping, according to Franklin County court records. Stewart Kitchen, 28, is in the Franklin County jail in connection with what Columbus police say was a rape that occurred on April 15.

Jonathan Waters can sue Ohio State for sexual discrimination, judge rules — A federal judge has ruled that the fired Ohio State University marching band director has a legal basis to sue the school for reverse sexual discrimination, but the judge dismissed all other complaints that Jonathan Waters made in his lawsuit against the university.

Guide to Life: How to get the most from a college visit — Too often, Jeff Kallay hears about families who head into college visits unprepared. They ask easy questions whose answers are readily found on school websites. Is there an engineering program here? How big is the student population?

Chatas changes mind, will stay as Ohio State’s financial exec — Ohio State University's top financial officer isn't leaving after all. After announcing in March that he was going to a private-sector job, Geoff Chatas said today that he has changed his mind. An OSU news release said he wants to remain at the university as senior vice president and chief financial officer, and to help implement President Michael V.

Ohio State suspends sorority for 2 years — Ohio State University is suspending its chapter of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority for two years after a school investigation reported hazing and alcohol abuse in the group. The punishment shuts down the sorority until May 2017 and forces the group to move out of its house on E. 15th Avenue.

Capital University President Denvy Bowman to retire in 2016 — After nine years as president of Capital University, Denvy A. Bowman announced yesterday that he will retire next summer and return to teaching history. In a statement provided by the university, Bowman said he is announcing his retirement now to give the school time to find a replacement.
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May 14, 2015

Creepy. Child's gravestone from 1829 found in @DenisonU dorm room. It's too old to be from nearby cemeteries

May 13, 2015

U.S. Justice Dept. joins lawsuit against @MiamiUniversity, says school failed to help students w/ disabilities

May 06, 2015

(cont'd): "“To say I am appalled is a gross understatement and does not describe my feelings of frustration, helplessness and anger.”

May 06, 2015

Head of #OhioState music school slammed firing of former @TBDBITL director in September letter

May 04, 2015

RT @NewsLambert: Read about how fake students steal college grants: It won @cbinkley Best Explanatory Reporting in Ohio

May 03, 2015

RT @amiller78: So proud of the Dispatch staff: Paper & are again named best in http://…

May 01, 2015

Visible for miles. Propane tanks exploding. Firefighters ask for more pressure from water dept. @DispatchAlerts

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