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Education Reporter — Columbus Dispatch

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

Drake wants Ohio State to cut costs, grow scholarships — At his formal inauguration today, Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake is expected to unveil a five-year plan to cut spending by $200 million, generate another $200 million in revenue and add student scholarships. Drake plans to make the announcement at his investiture, the official ceremony marking a president's transition to power in the first year of office.

Ohio State sets up athlete ‘fuel zones’ — In a new snack room for athletes at Ohio State University, players on the men's lacrosse team buzzed in after a recent practice and left with armloads of sandwiches, juice, yogurt. The snack room - Ohio State calls it a "fuel zone" - is one of two the university built this year to offer athletes a quick bite between practice and class.

Drake era evolving as Ohio State leader settles in — There's a running joke among students at Ohio State University that President Michael V. Drake, who has been on the job for nine months, has never been on campus. On a brutally cold day, the joke flew around on social media: "Why would Drake cancel classes? He never sets foot on campus anyway."

Education Insider: Bats send Ohio University’s first family to swanky rental — Ohio University is renting a 4,600-square-foot house for President Roderick J. McDavis for two years - and it can buy the house for $1.2 million - while his campus house is renovated. A bat infestation drove McDavis and his wife, Deborah, from the historic president's residence, built in 1899.

Who owns the research: Ohio State or faculty? — Ohio State University faculty members are fighting a proposal that they fear would give the school a claim to profits from books, articles, software and other works they create. The proposal, which is still an early draft, is meant to update an intellectual-property rule that was last changed 14?years ago.

Ohio State picks company to run bike-share program — Ohio State University plans to hire Massachusetts-based Zagster to run a new bike-share program on campus, passing up bids from four other companies, including one that runs the city's bike-share program Downtown. Zagster runs 80 bike-sharing programs across the country, including a small one at Easton Towne Center, and at five other universities.

Ohio State's top finance official leaving — The chief financial officer at Ohio State University is resigning to work for the company that paid $483 million to lease OSU parking operations in 2012. Geoffrey Chatas is leaving to lead infrastructure business in North America for QIC, an Australian-based global diversified alternatives investment firm.

Education Insider: Districts release state-test opt-out numbers — As the first wave of state testing winds down, we checked in with local districts to find out how many students were excused from taking the new assessments. We've reported student opt-out numbers from a handful of districts (Columbus, Dublin, Olentangy and Worthington) since state testing started on Feb. 16.

CCAD 'took a risk' on now-resigned chief, leader tells students — By: Collin Binkley Leaders of the Columbus College of Art & Design still haven't said what spurred the sudden resignation of President Tom White. But in a recorded meeting with students, two top officials described how White's business acumen -- largely what he was hired for -- clashed with the world of academia.

Education Insider: Ohio’s new tests discussed all over — This could be the first all-testing Insider. But with all the news surrounding that topic, can you blame us? Let's start off with Bexley schools, where Superintendent Michael Johnson gave board members a testing update at last week's meeting. Twenty families excused their students from the new state assessments.
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Mar 30, 2015

When the NCAA lifted limits on snacks, colleges created "fuel zones." Here's what it's like at #OhioState:

Mar 30, 2015

RT @DougCaruso: ICYMI: Some call it low-key. Some joke it's absentee. @cbinkley examines Ohio State Prez Michael Drake's start:

Mar 30, 2015

Gee had a broad presence at #OhioState. With Drake, people talk about depth -- but give mixed reviews:

Mar 27, 2015

NOPE. Especially the third one NOPE. MT @JulieALibrarian: Women and their doll doppelgangers | via @slate

Mar 26, 2015

RT @XanaE: In the work inbox today: "With Columbus families getting ready for Christmas dinner..." I mean, if that's true, that's a story.

Mar 23, 2015

Who owns intellectual property created by professors? Proposal at #OhioState has stoked debate #highered

Mar 21, 2015

That warm feeling when your story ends up in an amicus brief pushing for transparency in higher-ed

Mar 20, 2015

RT @celia_right: If you close your eyes while driving amidst the off-campus potholes, it kind of feels like you're here: #blessed

Mar 20, 2015

Gay population by metro area: Columbus among those with highest rate, Cincinnati and Cleveland among lowest

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