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Testimony on Ohio’s proposed higher ed overhaul shows more than 130 opposed and 14 in support

BY: - November 30, 2023

A Cleveland State University associate professor gave Senate Bill 83 — a massive proposed piece of legislation that would overhaul higher education in Ohio — a failing grade. “Any student that’s dissatisfied with their professor, perhaps because of free speech, that professor can be punished,” John Plecnik said during Wednesday’s House Higher Education Committee hearing […]

Sponsor hopes massive higher education bill will be brought to the floor of next Ohio House session

BY: - October 24, 2023

The Republican lawmaker behind a wide-ranging, controversial higher education bill overhaul in Ohio says he’s making changes to his proposed piece of legislation. State Sen. Jerry Cirino, R-Kirtland, has been working with House Higher Education Committee Chair Tom Young, R-Washington Twp., since the summer to make alterations to Senate Bill 83. The bill, in it’s […]

The welcome screen for the OpenAI “ChatGPT” app is displayed on a laptop screen in a photo illustration. More states are considering regulations for artificial intelligence and other automated systems. Leon Neal/Getty Images

Nearly a third of college students used ChatGPT last year, according to survey

BY: - September 25, 2023

As ChatGPT explodes in popularity, professors at Ohio colleges and universities are figuring out how to navigate the emerging technology.  Artificial Intelligence has been around for decades, but ChatGPT burst on the scene after OpenAI made it available to the public for free in late November, which surpassed 100 million monthly users in a couple […]

Ohio dental program, data showcases the need for in-school care, advocates say

BY: - September 22, 2023

Dental disease impacts the ability to eat, the ability to carry on with everyday activities and overall quality of life for Ohioans. For children, it can be the difference between a productive school day and a day full of worries about eating at lunch and distractions in the classroom. Those living in poor communities and […]


How do we teach history at Ohio State? A distinguished professor explains.

BY: - September 6, 2023

I had hoped, as someone who has taught at Ohio State for nearly forty years and bleeds Scarlet and Gray, that we would be spared the attacks on higher education that have broken out across the nation. I had hoped that the accomplishments of our students and alumni, their ability to think critically, independently, and […]

University of Nebraska President Ted Carter, at right, leads an NU Board of Regents meeting on June 22, 2023, in Lincoln, Neb. (Zach Wendling/Nebraska Examiner)

Nebraska’s Ted Carter named next president at Ohio State

BY: - August 22, 2023

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA — Barring a last-minute change of heart on either side, the University of Nebraska will need a new president soon. NU system President Ted Carter, the former superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy and a vice admiral, is expected to be named the next president at The Ohio State University in Columbus. UPDATE: […]

Ohio universities issue new report of hazing incidents under Collin’s Law

BY: - August 16, 2023

Ohio State University resolved eight hazing incidents so far this year, according to the university’s latest Collin’s Law report.  Hazing became a felony in Ohio in 2021 when Gov. Mike DeWine signed Collin’s Law: Ohio’s Anti-Hazing Act into law. Previously, hazing was a fourth-degree misdemeanor.  The law is named after Collin Wiant, an 18-year-old Ohio […]

Protestors near the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after a ruling by the court striking down the use of affirmative action in college acceptance decisions, on Thursday, June 29, 2023. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

Ohio universities review admission policies after Supreme Court ends affirmative action

BY: - July 25, 2023

Ohio colleges and universities are reviewing their admissions policies after the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling to end affirmative action based on race. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled the race-conscious admissions policies used by the University of North Carolina and Harvard were unlawful. Affirmative action, which is not just limited to college […]

“$20,000 is a lot of money.” Ohioans financially plan on student loan debt after SCOTUS ruling

BY: - July 21, 2023

Josh Dodge expects it will take him the rest of his life to pay off his student loans.  The 45-year-old graduated with more than $80,000 of student loans after earning his bachelor’s and master’s in middle childhood education from Wright State University nearly a decade ago.  “It’s a number that I always compare to ginormous […]

State budget creates $24 million ‘intellectual diversity’ centers at five Ohio universities

BY: - July 18, 2023

New “intellectual diversity” centers will be created at Ohio State University, the University of Toledo, Miami University, Cleveland State University and the University of Cincinnati.  These five centers were included in the state’s two-year, $191 billion budget that Gov. Mike DeWine signed earlier this month. But some faculty at those universities don’t like the looks […]

“How are you supposed to finance that?” Ohio college students face barriers to abortion access

BY: and - July 5, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade has added lots of stress and uncertainty to Unni Shreram’s life.  As a 19-year-old junior at Ohio State University, she is part of a wider demographic of college students who face specific challenges when it comes to abortion access.  “As a young person of reproductive […]

More Ohio universities added to Senate bill that would create ‘intellectual diversity’ centers

BY: - June 29, 2023

The Ohio Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would create “intellectual diversity” centers at Ohio State University, the University of Toledo, Miami University, Cleveland State University, and the University of Cincinnati.  The party line vote came after an amendment was added during the Senate session that tacks on Miami, Cleveland State, and Cincinnati to Senate […]