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Senior vice president for government affairs Herb Asher set to retire

November 21, 2014
Herb Asher, professor emeritus of political science, counselor to Ohio State’s president and senior vice president for government affairs, announced Friday that he plans to retire. Asher’s retirement will be effective Jan. 30, according to a Friday OSU release. OSU spokesman Chris Davey said Asher’s replacement will be announced “in the near future” when asked in a Friday morning email. Despite his announcement, Asher said he will stay on campus for occasional teaching and will work on a book about OSU during former President E. Gordon Gee’s second term as president, the release said. It also noted that Asher will remain an adviser at the request of OSU President Michael… Read more

‘Is Carmen for the future?’ University Senate discusses possible replacement

November 21, 2014
University officials are looking into finding a possible alternative to Carmen. A committee made up of more than 50 faculty and student members is set to meet early next year to discuss the possibility of switching to a new system other than Carmen. The committee will present its findings in May, Mike Hofherr, vice president and chief information officer, said at a University Senate meeting on Thursday afternoon. “We have an evaluation committee that is slated to kick off in January,” he said. “They will have five months to decide what other products (besides Carmen) are out there.” But a complete changeover would not be instantaneous. If the committee recommends… Read more

Ohio State defense contributes to second-half surge

November 22, 2014
Football, and many other sports, are often about taking your chances. When the situation gives a team an opportunity to influence an outcome, it has to make the most of it. When the Ohio State defense had a chance to help change momentum on Saturday, it took it. With the Buckeyes down six to Indiana late in the third quarter, OSU sophomore punter Cameron Johnston pinned the Hoosiers at their own one-yard line. A crowd that was otherwise frozen and uninspired by its team’s play was suddenly brought to life. Indiana freshman quarterback Zander Diamont threw incompletions on first and second down before junior running back Tevin Coleman was stopped… Read more

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State make second half turnaround

November 22, 2014
After just 11 games as Ohio State’s starting quarterback, J.T. Barrett has his name scattered across the program record books. But the redshirt-freshman — despite finding his name in the Heisman Trophy race — hasn’t been perfect this season. After Barrett threw two first-half interceptions during the Buckeyes’ 42-27 win over Indiana on Saturday, senior tight end Jeff Heuerman stressed that there will always be ups and downs in football. “You play so much, everything’s not gonna be perfect,” Heuerman said of Barrett’s play. “You’re gonna make mistakes, that’s part of the game, that’s part of sports.” As Barrett’s interceptions — along with a fumble by redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael… Read more
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Opinion: Rich kids flash fortune on Instagram with little concern, extreme egocentricity

November 21, 2014
It doesn’t matter where you come from. It doesn’t matter what cultural social norms surround the world you were brought into, and it sure as hell holds no regard to any inter-personal experiences you — or anyone else — might have: Rich kids are useless brats, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. It’s embodied in the apparently invincible Rich Kids of Instagram/Rich Kids of Tehran phenomenon. Acting less upon thought and more influenced by daddy’s Bugatti, selfies with gigantic bottles of champagne and the private jet out back, this clan of spoiled children is obviously better to be self-exiled to its own narcissism-smeared reality — where even on… Read more

Opinion: Snapcash not immune to its own ‘Snappening’

November 20, 2014
Snapchat: A popular social media app used for sending pictures, videos, and … money? On Monday, Snapchat released its latest update, known as “Snapcash.” Through its partnership with Square, a mobile payment service, you can now exchange money with your Snapchat friends with the touch of a button.  All you have to do is link the app to your debit card and … wait a minute.  This app used to be for sending pictures. Let’s back up a little bit.  When Snapchat was first released in 2011, its only function was to privately send pictures to friends.  Since then, updates have been made including the addition of videos and the… Read more

Letter to the editor: Ohio State alumnus imprisoned in Egypt deserves more help

November 21, 2014
Letter to the editor: Mohamed Soltan will die soon. If no one with actual power moves to help him, he will die as a result of the last-ditch hunger strike he began in January. Soltan will starve to death, the victim of one government that has lost all respect for humanity, fair laws and justice, and another government that does not care to help one of its sons. Why is no one doing anything? Mohamed Soltan is an American citizen. Where is his country? He’s an OSU alumnus. Why aren’t other Buckeyes speaking up? In September, President Barack Obama met with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. He was in a… Read more

Letter to the editor: No inappropriate dancing or drinking at marching band dance

November 20, 2014
Letter to the editor: I would like to voice my opinion about the so-called “sexualized culture” and “excessive use of alcohol” of the Ohio State Marching Band. As a former member of the Athletic Band, I’ve had a previous insight into the band culture. When the report initially came out, I was appalled at the accusations made toward this phenomenal group of people.    This past weekend, I was honored to attend the annual Band Dance. As a junior in college, I have attended many club social events and what I observed at this band event somewhat surprised me. Alcohol was not served, which has not been the case at any… Read more

Jalin Marshall’s 4 touchdowns spark second-half comeback as Ohio State defeats Indiana, 42-27

November 22, 2014
For the large part of Ohio State’s game against Indiana, the Buckeyes, along with most of the crowd of 101,426 at Ohio Stadium, seemed to be sleeping through the icy conditions in Columbus. It took until 2:20 left in the third quarter for both parties to wake up. With OSU down 20-14, and not having scored since its second drive of the first quarter, redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall took an Indiana punt 54 yards for a score to give OSU the lead and the Buckeyes did not look back as they defeated the Hoosiers 42-27. Marshall said he thought he had to make something happen in order to spark the… Read more

Ohio State men’s soccer advances to NCAA Tournament 2nd round after PK thriller

November 21, 2014
Five rounds of penalty kicks weren’t enough to decide a winner. Nor were six, or 10 or 14. It took a 15-round penalty kick shootout for the Ohio State men’s soccer team to advance past Akron, 1-1 (13-12), in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night. “I think this result is what being a Buckeye is all about,” redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov said. “We battled through the end, we believed we could do it, we persevered and we did it.” The teams went back-and-forth until Ivanov denied Akron redshirt-freshman midfielder/defender Robby Dambrot to open the 15th round. OSU junior midfielder Zach Mason then put it into the net… Read more

Ohio State Football Post Game Report: Indiana

November 22, 2014
Lantern TV’s post game report of Ohio State’s 42-27 victory over Indiana. We look at Freshman H-Back Jalin Marshall’s 4 touchdown performance as well as the upcoming Buckeye battle against Michigan.… Read more

Highlights from Ohio State vs. Indiana

November 22, 2014
Ice wreaked havoc on attendance at Ohio Stadium, J.T. Barrett broke multiple Ohio State single season records, the Hoosiers kept it close throughout, but it was freshman h-back Jalin Marshall’s four-touchdown day that gave OSU a 42-27 victory over Indiana and allowed the Buckeyes to clinch a second-straight appearance in the Big Ten Championship Game.… Read more