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Education Reporter — Columbus Dispatch

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

Education Insider: Superintendent Good explains timeline on bonuses — When Columbus City Schools gave bonuses last week to administrators who have been implicated in the data-scrubbing scandal, many people probably thought: "That would never happen in the private sector." After all, who rewards a worker after he or she is threatened with termination?

Ohio State files new allegations against fired band director Jon Waters — In its response to a lawsuit filed by Jonathan Waters, Ohio State University today revealed new details about problems in the marching band under its former director's watch. After Waters was fired, OSU officials discovered a third sexual assault in the band while he was in charge, and they found several raunchy student-produced videos that sometimes included students who were partially nude.

Education Insider: Evidence punctures ex-principal’s alibis — In a good whodunit, an alibi is everything. Former principal Pamela Diggs testified under oath last week that she couldn't have surreptitiously withdrawn Marion-Franklin High School students who hadn't left - even though her name was on the withdrawal record - because she was on vacation.

Ohio State’s veterinary program among best in U.S. — In the most recent round of graduate-school rankings, Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine was named No. 5 among 28 in the country by U.S. News & World Report, the highest ranking of any college at Ohio State. The school receives 1,400 applicants a year for 162 spots in its veterinary program.

Ohio State homecoming parade Friday — The Ohio State University homecoming parade will step off from Ohio Stadium at 6 p.m. today. It will end at the Ohio Union and be followed by a pep rally for Saturday's football game. About 25 student floats will follow the course east on Woodruff Avenue to N.

Education Insider: Columbus schools told of gambling in 2008 — In July, Columbus City Schools investigated potentially illegal gambling among bus drivers and supervisors at the Fort Hayes Bus Compound. One finding: Some district transportation leaders "demonstrated leadership" when they uncovered the gambling this year and reacted appropriately.

Police shoot, kill two during robbery at South Side store — Two men were shot and killed by Columbus police tonight, after they reportedly robbed a South Side store for the second time in two weeks. The names of the men haven't yet been released. Tonight, their bodies remain under sheets in and near a car that's abandoned on Thimbleberry Road, just east of Alum Creek Drive and south of Williams Road.

Fire-breather burned while performing at Blood Run race — A woman is hospitalized in critical condition tonight, after she was burned while performing a fire-breathing act near Nationwide Arena. Medics from the Columbus Division of Fire received a call at 7:12 p.m. that a person was burned while breathing fire at Nationwide Boulevard and West Street, which is at McFerson Commons near the arena.

Big data: Ohio State, research centers to gather patient information using sensors, cameras — Researchers at Ohio State University are equipping about 100 medical patients with high-tech sensors to collect detailed data about their daily lives, hoping to translate that information into better treatment. The research is part of a new study announced today that spans 11 universities with the help of $10.8 million from the National Institutes of Health.

Ohio State paying $460 an hour to consultant in band investigation — Ohio State University is paying a consultant group $460 an hour and a separate law firm $425 an hour for work on a second investigation of the marching band, records show. An agreement with the David Vaughn Consulting Group charges the university $460 an hour, plus $287 an hour while Vaughn is traveling but not working.
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Oct 23, 2014

For those who have asked, there's a sample of that raunchy #OhioState band calendar in the left rail:

Oct 23, 2014

Corrected link from previous tweet about new #OhioState allegations against Jon Waters:

Oct 13, 2014

RT @chronicle: The surprisingly amicable retirement of Ron Erickson as Hocking College’s president was a facade, he says:

Oct 13, 2014

But hours will be from 3-4 to honor UM football record MT @bankofannarbor We will not close for Columbus Day because Columbus is in Ohio

Oct 10, 2014

@TattedQT_83 Now would be great. If it has to be later, call 461-8535, please.

Oct 10, 2014

@jqcqueline Collin at The Dispatch here. Heard that the firebreather was injured. Would you call to share what you saw? 461-5091

Oct 10, 2014

@TattedQT_83 Collin at The Dispatch here. Heard about the fire breather. Would you call to share what you saw? 461-8591

Oct 06, 2014

Low ACT/SAT scores? Just leave them out, more Ohio admissions offices say -- but grades will count more

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