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Education Reporter — Columbus Dispatch

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

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.

Education Insider: Ex-Gahanna superintendent Scruci lands new job — The once-embattled former superintendent of Gahanna-Jefferson schools has a new job. The Bowling Green school board hired Francis Scruci as the district's new superintendent last night. Scruci resigned from Gahanna-Jefferson in February, putting an end to a contentious situation; some board members had criticized his leadership.

Group brings graphic abortion video to Ohio State's Oval — Some students shielded their eyes from the display. Others took a quick look and cringed at the oversized screen that sat on the Oval at Ohio State University looping video footage from abortion procedures. Created Equal, a Columbus anti-abortion group, brought the 6-by-8-foot screen to campus to draw attention from students.

Ohio University cancels deal with donor for president's new house — Ohio University is backing out of plans to buy a $1.2 million house for its president after leaders discovered that the house's current owner had promised to make donations to the school as part of the deal.

Ohio State faculty reassert claim to ownership of scholarly research — Ohio State University is assuring its professors that their scholarly works - books, articles, software and other works that can be copyrighted - belong to them. That's the arrangement that had been in place for years. But a policy proposed last month stoked fears that the university was trying to take control of those works.

Judge weighs whether to dismiss Jonathan Waters' lawsuit against Ohio State — A federal judge is weighing whether to dismiss a lawsuit in which Jonathan Waters says Ohio State University unfairly fired him as director of the OSU marching band. Legal teams on both sides presented their arguments in a two-hour court hearing today, the first of the case, as Waters sat quietly and watched.

Ohio State considers tuition increase — Ohio State University leaders started discussions yesterday on a possible tuition increase, but they won't know until June how much the state will let them raise in-state costs. State lawmakers are still sorting out their two-year budget, including tuition caps that would limit increases at all public universities in Ohio.

Education Insider: Charter-school director reimbursing funds again — Last year, we told you about the executive director of Zenith Academy who funneled $12,425 of his own money to the charter school to resolve an accounting error in 2011. When Ashfaq Tashfeen asked the board to reimburse him for the payment - which it did - the board made the same overpayment again, according to a 2014 state audit.

Release of adoption records reunites sisters — For a moment, Ellaztre Barnett looked at the woman before her without a glint of recognition. Then her hands clasped to her face in a flash, tears welling. This was the sister she had waited her whole life to meet. Barnett, 34, was out to dinner on Saturday with her family to celebrate her daughter Nataja Blakely's 18th birthday.

Buckeye Heisman winner Archie Griffin is Ohio State's commencement speaker — Buckeye icon Archie Griffin will give the spring commencement address at Ohio State University, the school announced this morning. Griffin, the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner and president and CEO of the OSU Alumni Association, will speak to more than 10,000 graduates at the May 10 ceremony at Ohio Stadium.
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Apr 20, 2015

President Denvy Bowman of @Capital_U will retire next year, capping a decade as chief

Apr 20, 2015

RT @amiller78: #OhioState dentistry resident escapes convicted rapist after being held at knifepoint. OSU issued no safety alert...

Apr 20, 2015

Ohio Repubs swap Kasich's 2% tuition cap for a flat $200 increase over 2 years. Means little for #OhioState

Apr 14, 2015

Big-screen abortion video at #OhioState's Oval is a way to "up our game," anti-abortion group says

Apr 14, 2015

Curious how much the #GoGo bike system would have cost at #OhioState? Me too. Here's the OSU record on that:

Apr 13, 2015

Don't worry, #OhioState tells its professors: Your scholarly works still belong to you #highered

Apr 13, 2015

Ohio U. cancels plans to buy home for prez after finding that the owner promised donations as part of the deal

Apr 10, 2015

A judge grilled both sides of the Jonathan Waters lawsuit against #OhioState. Now he weighs whether to dismiss

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