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Ohio State trustees give brief forum for band complaints after protests overshadow meeting

August 29, 2014
When the Ohio State Board of Trustees met Friday morning, its purpose was to hear committee reports and approve decisions on its agenda. The proceedings, however, were largely overshadowed by people protesting the firing of marching band director Jonathan Waters. In the hour before the meeting, band alumni and others met outside the Longaberger Alumni House. Many came with their instruments and sheet music, playing songs as a plane flew over bearing a “We Stand With Jon” banner. Board meetings rarely become a media frenzy, but local television and radio news outlets came out to film the proceedings and document the actions of protesters. The protesters’ presence did not go… Read more

Ohio State prepares to open Global Gateway in Brazil

August 28, 2014
Buckeye Nation is starting to look more like Buckeye International, as scarlet and gray influence is set to spread south of the equator. Ohio State is set to launch its next Global Gateway office in São Paulo, Brazil on Sept. 13. It’s slated to cost the university $375,000 over the next two years, with funding coming from the OSU Office of Academic Affairs, said Christopher Carey, director of Global Gateways. The Global Gateway program aims to give OSU a presence in selected countries by providing students, alumni and faculty opportunities for networking, studying abroad and conducting research, according to its website. There are currently offices in Shanghai, China, and Mumbai,… Read more

Select untested Ohio State players set to make Buckeye debut

August 28, 2014
As Ohio State prepares for its season opener against the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday, some players are preparing for their first taste of college football. While the Buckeyes return seven starters on defense, including all four across the defensive line, OSU returns just four starters on offense. One of those returning starters, senior wide receiver Evan Spencer, said although the Buckeyes are more inexperienced, it will create opportunities for young players to step up. “The difference I would say, from this year compared to last, is obviously our depth,” Spencer said Monday. “With as many playmakers as we have on the offense and on defense — but more specifically offense… Read more

Ohio Stadium renovation to be completed day before home opener

August 28, 2014
A multi-million dollar Ohio Stadium renovation project is set to be completed just a day before the Ohio State football team is scheduled to take the field for its home opener. Don Patko, associate athletic director for facilities operations, told The Lantern in May that the project was tentatively scheduled to be completed by Aug. 14, but left the option of extending the deadline open. OSU athletics spokesman Dan Wallenberg said in a Thursday email that the project end date was officially changed to Sept. 5, while the Buckeyes are scheduled to play Virginia Tech in the stadium Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. “The bulk of the work will be… Read more
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‘Sundial’ writes comedy across the Oval

August 28, 2014
“All senior BFFs were roommates as freshmen.” “We couldn’t afford Ke$ha.” “Math TAs actually don’t want you to fail.” “Bruce Springsteen teaches History of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” If you’re an Ohio State first-year student and decided to walk through the Oval on Wednesday evening, you might have been lucky enough to see these pieces of very “genuine” handwritten advice from your peers. The Sundial Humor Magazine, a student-run comedy publication at OSU, chalked a comedy piece on the sidewalk — from one side of the Oval to the other — Wednesday as a tool to recruit new writers and those interested in The Sundial. “So this is the world’s longest… Read more

Opinion: Brangelina reneges on wedding vow, Diane Sawyer takes final bow

August 28, 2014
This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news. Brangelina gets hitched Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, also known as Brangelina, were at their French estate this past weekend and finally tied the knot. The couple, who have been engaged since 2012, have six children together. This is not the first marriage for either star — this is Jolie’s third marriage and Pitt’s second. Pitt’s marriage to Jennifer Aniston ended in 2005, after rumors seemed to imply it had to do with some co-star (wonder who that was) he met working on “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Brangelina… Read more

Opinion: Accept an internship far from comfort zone

August 28, 2014
I said “yes” to accept an offer for a fellowship this summer nearly 2,000 miles away in Phoenix because there was no other answer to that question. At least there wasn’t for me.  At 21, the furthest west I’d been was Wisconsin. And that was mostly because the opportunity to travel never presented itself — I grew up in Ohio where there are great universities like Ohio State, and there’s no reason to pay out-of-state tuition. My family always vacationed on the East Coast, and my extended family dots the map in either Ohio or southern states. Growing up, the West never beckoned to my family, nor did it seem… Read more

Opinion: While at Ohio State, spend a summer in Columbus

August 28, 2014
The thing about college is it’s finite. We’re only here at Ohio State for so long before we graduate or leave, moving onto new jobs, new cities and new adventures.  For those of you who have come to OSU as a freshman in the last three years, you know that OSU practices a sort of partnership with Columbus, shown off after Convocation with the Columbus Welcome event. You know Columbus is a major metropolitan city with a wealth of opportunities, entertainment-wise and career-wise. But you’re a college student — you have class obligations, work obligations and social obligations, most of which are likely in the University District area. How much… Read more