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Education Reporter — Columbus Dispatch

Higher-ed reporter at The Columbus Dispatch. Runner, morning person, breakfast enthusiast.

Education Insider: Spirit of giving helps Columbus schools — It's the season of giving, and we're feeling warm and fuzzy. So we'll tell you about a veritable avalanche of do-gooding going on in Columbus City Schools. Students at Eakin Elementary will benefit from a shoe giveaway on Thursday. It's sponsored by Rock City Church, which also did a Shoes with Santa event at West Mound Elementary this month.

Judge to resign from Ohio State board in ethics deal — U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley has agreed to resign from the Ohio State University board of trustees effective Jan. 30 after the Ohio Ethics Commission found that he violated state rules by serving as both a trustee and an OSU adjunct professor. The federal judge's resignation is part of a settlement with the ethics group.

Education Insider: Criminal record sinks teacher who once worked as nanny for Michael J. Fox — To be honest, the substitute teacher's nine criminal convictions caught our eye right away. But what really sucked us in was that part of the teacher's defense for keeping her teaching license: She had an impeccable record of working with children, including as a nanny for actor Michael J. Fox.

Ohio State names new Wexner Medical Center CEO — Ohio State University is hiring the chief of the Virginia Commonwealth University health system to lead its Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Sheldon Retchin will start at Ohio State on March 2 as executive vice president of health sciences and CEO of the Wexner Medical Center.

Education Insider: Columbus school board’s finance panel reconvenes over ice cream — After much discussion and anticipation, the Columbus school board's newly reconvened finance and appropriations committee has met. The committee was on the shelf for years under what was known as the policy-governance model of district oversight, which meant that the Columbus school-district budget got little school-board scrutiny.

College discipline system findings trouble officials — Lawmakers are calling for greater transparency in college discipline systems after a joint investigation by The Dispatch and the Washington, D.C.-based Student Press Law Center revealed deep problems. At both the state and national levels, elected officials and education experts said they were troubled by the findings of the investigation, which were reported in The Dispatch last week.

Education Insider: ‘Science of sex’ health-class handout at Thomas Worthington draws jeers — Differences between the sexes can be a topic of lively debate, as proved by a handout in a Thomas Worthington High School health class last week. "Appreciating Gender Differences" included a list of the differences and was directed at the male of the species: "You State Your Needs" vs.

Few rights for either side in college judicial procedures — The chants of "no means no" echoed through Duke University's storied basketball arena when Maryland basketball player Dezmine Wells stepped to the foul line. The taunts by opposing fans were aimed at the man who had been branded a rapist the previous year after Xavier University expelled him for allegedly sexually assaulting a female student.

College disciplinary boards pass judgment in secret, often impose questionable penalties — The University of Toledo found a student responsible for his role in the stabbing death of his roommate, but he wasn't expelled from the school or charged criminally. The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh found a student responsible for sexual assault and gave him a written reprimand, kicked him out of his dorm for a month, and ordered him not to have any minors as guests.

College disciplinary boards impose slight penalties for serious crimes — Colleges across the country use campus disciplinary boards to pass judgment on students accused of violent crimes, including rape and assault. Sometimes, schools handle crime and punishment without ever reporting violations to police. Most cases never go to court.
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Dec 17, 2014

New collaboration predicts the 2-hour marathon barrier will fall within five years. How? Science: #sub2hrs

Dec 16, 2014

@kgdispatch I'm that guy who returns every missed call, voicemail or not. I MUST KNOW WHY I WAS CALLED.

Dec 12, 2014

It's Sinatra's birthday, so dust off this Gay Talese classic: "Sinatra with a cold is Picasso without paint..."

Dec 12, 2014

Terrible bus-on-truck crash in the heart of Downtown Columbus. Pedestrians hit. At least one death. Updates here:

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