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CBEC’s Friday opening brings new room for research

April 10, 2015
The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry officially opened the doors to their new home at 151 W. Woodruff Ave. Friday, with the grand opening celebration of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building. The two-building, 235,000 square foot facility consists of a four-story building of research and lecture spaces connected by bridges to a six-story building designated for additional research and offices. OSU President Michael Drake spoke during the event about the facility’s capacity to bring together the two departments and the potential to enhance department research collaboration. “We teach for Ohio, but we do research for the world,” Drake… Read more

Maintaining the ‘Shoe a year-long job

April 9, 2015
Making sure fans and athletes are able to enjoy a gameday experience with minimal distractions is a part of Mike Smith’s job. “If the restroom doesn’t work or the fans don’t know where their seat is, that can lead to a bad experience,” said Smith, the building coordinator at Ohio Stadium. Smith, along with three full-time staff members, 15 to 25 students and contractors hired as needed, is in charge of taking care of the stadium. Working on the ‘Shoe means Smith and his team are walking around the stadium a lot. But Smith said that’s part of the reason he likes the job. “You’re not just sitting down at… Read more

Braxton Miller reinstated ‘without any conditions,’ Instagram post deemed minor violation

April 9, 2015
Braxton Miller’s Instagram post showing the Ohio State redshirt-senior quarterback posing with AdvoCare products was deemed a “promotion of a commercial product” by the NCAA, according to a statement from OSU athletics. But the matter has been resolved and Miller has been reinstated “without any conditions,” the statement said. OSU said the post was a minor violation. The university initially said it was “looking into” Miller’s social media picture from March 24, which showed the quarterback posing with the products alongside the owner of Authentik Fitness in Columbus, Brandon Oshodin, who is also an AdvoCare distributor. AdvoCare is a company that “provides innovative nutritional, weight-management, sports performance and skin care… Read more

Report: Ohio State football player Jamel Dean to leave the program

April 9, 2015
Ohio State football early-enrollee Jamel Dean is leaving the program after not being cleared to practice by the medical staff, according to reports. Dean, a defensive back from Cocoa, Fla., was “presented an opportunity for a medical hardship so he could remain on academic scholarship at Ohio State, but he opted for a release from his scholarship in an attempt to get cleared medically elsewhere,” according to Eleven Warriors, who first reported Dean’s departure. Dean’s high school coach John Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is not pleased with how his former player is being treated at OSU. “It’s ridiculous,” Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Wednesday.… Read more
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Despite rebrand, Big Spring Concert featuring Passion Pit still free

April 10, 2015
The Big Spring Concert, sponsored by the Ohio Union Activities Board, is set to include Passion Pit with Chromeo and Coin. The artists are scheduled to perform on the South Oval April 25. The event is free and open to Ohio State students at the Columbus campus with a valid BuckID. OUAB has put on annual free spring concerts since 2002, except for in 2013. Passion Pit is an electronic band that is set to release its album “Kindred” on April 21. Chromeo describes its sound as “romantic electro funk” on its Facebook page and Coin is a pop-rock quartet. “With Passion Pit’s upcoming ‘Kindred’ album to be released, we… Read more

Students tell stories through fashion show

April 9, 2015
“Project Runway” mentor Tim Gunn is known for clapping his hands and saying, “Designers, make it work.” The OSU Fashion Production Association makes it work every year with an annual fashion show. Each year’s show has a theme, and this year’s is “Unwritten: From Page to Stage,” with designs based on different literary genres. Taylor Smith, a fourth-year in fashion and retail studies and director of design for FPA, said the show is divided into five different acts covering the genres of classics, poetry, teen fiction, romance and fantasy. “A lot of (the classics genre) is structured garments like coats with a kind of old-fashioned kind of feel,” Smith said.… Read more

Opinion: Women’s safety at Ohio State sometimes feels like a joke

April 9, 2015
It was this time last year, when the crocus began to bloom and the snowdrops peeked their heads out of partially frozen soil, that I found a slip of paper under the windshield wiper of my rusty 1993 Buick station wagon in the back of Carmack parking lot. I suspected it was a parking ticket. I launched into detective mode, grabbing the suspect paper from the window. Instead of a ticket, I found a sheet torn from a notebook with a handwritten note. It was from a man who said he’d been watching and saw me every morning, had a phone number and in sloppy cursive at the bottom was… Read more

Opinion: ‘Rolling Stone’ feature must be a lesson in journalism

April 9, 2015
“A Rape on Campus,” a Rolling Stone magazine feature, turned out to be one of its most disputed, which led the magazine to retract the story this week. The article, published in November, was about a University of Virginia student’s account of an alleged gang rape at a fraternity house. Questions emerged after it was published about the details and factual accuracy of the story. Rolling Stone asked the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism to investigate what had potentially gone wrong in its reporting process. The resulting report was released Sunday, titled, “Rolling Stone and UVA: The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Report.” The report revealed, among other… Read more

Families, students gather to remember deceased Ohio State students

April 9, 2015
In an emotional and somber ceremony, 15 Buckeyes who died this year were remembered in the Great Hall Meeting Room of the Ohio Union on Tuesday night. The theme of this year’s Service of Remembrance was “Once a Buckeye, Always a Buckeye,” which was reiterated throughout the night by the event’s speakers. “We sit in here to know that death is never the end of our story,” said Steven Bell, a priest at the St. Thomas More Newman Center. “Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye is a story that goes through.” OSU President Michael Drake gave the ceremony’s opening remarks. “We celebrate arrival in the fall and departure in the… Read more

Concert review: OK Go rocks the Newport in colorful, technically loaded show

April 7, 2015
Though impressive, OK Go’s concert Monday night at the Newport Music Hall had one major disruption. “Computers are angry,” OK Go frontman Damian Kulash announced in the middle of a song, after the band stopped playing because of audio issues. “You’ll get an extra long Q&A session,” Kulash said, and started taking questions from the crowd. He answered them partly without a microphone, as engineers on stage and behind the controls frantically restarted the audio equipment. During that Q&A, a member of the audience asked for the sources of inspiration of the band. “Tim [Nordwind] gets his inspiration from bright colors,” Kulash said, adding that legos inspire himself and computer… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: Jon Waters lawsuit vs. Ohio State begins in federal court

April 10, 2015
Former Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters was in federal court Friday morning to continue his lawsuit against the university. Waters filed the lawsuit in September after the university fired him in July over reports that the band had a sexualized culture. This week’s episode of “The Scarlet Scoop” has more details concerning the case. This week’s episode also features the 911 call made to Columbus Police after a woman was shot near an off-campus gas station Monday night. All that and more on this week’s episode of “The Scarlet Scoop.”… Read more

Buckeye News Now: Memorial service held for fallen Buckeyes

April 9, 2015
Fifteen Ohio State students passed away this school year but their memory lives on. The Ohio State community came together this week at a memorial service held in the Ohio Union where family and friends were able to reflect on the community’s loss. Dom Tiberi, 10tv Sports Anchor and father of Maria Tiberi, also spoke on campus about his daughter who passed away in 2013. At an awareness program called Maria’s Message, Tiberi emphasized the importance of defensive driving and limiting distractions on the road. This week’s episode of Buckeye News Now also brings you an update on the off-campus shooting Monday night. In other news, the U.S. Secretary of… Read more