When Milton Mendez's wife had to get surgery for her carpal tunnel, the health insurance they had at the time covered only $40,000 of the $45,000 bill. Mendez, 65, was left with a bill he couldn’t afford. Unable to pay the remaining $5,000, the Mendez family was left without insurance. More .
Nov 30 - noon to 1:30 p.m. - Hale Hall, MLK Jr Lounge What changes may occur in policy for Ohio State staff, faculty, and students, and how can you make your voice heard? Reports of employee and student incidents of sexual misconduct at the university have risen steadily during the past four years. Learn how proposed new Title IX regulations may have a chilling effect on already underreported incidents of sexual misconduct and how, under a recent court ruling affecting Ohio, universities can allow those accused of sexual misconduct to directly question their accusers. Join Title IX Coordinator...
Nov 30 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Ohio Union, Alonso Family Room This event brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, RUMBLE shows how these pioneering Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. This event counts for 1 DICE credit. More .
This in-person workshop Tuesday (11/20) at 10 a.m. is based on the book by Dr. Maura Cullen, "35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say." These statements, though well intended, often can widen the diversity gap. This workshop - "That's Not What I Meant" - provides participants further insight regarding what are often perceived as harmless statements but in fact can cause irreparable harm. Register through BuckeyeLearn . Contact .
Nov 28 - 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Saxbe Auditorium Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Ohio State SACNAS chapter, in collaboration with multiple university partners, as they host Knatokie Ford at Ohio State. Ford is a Harvard-trained biomedical scientist and a dynamic speaker who addresses the imposter syndrome and ways to overcome it. More . Contact .
James L. Moore III, PhD, will serve as the vice provost for diversity and inclusion and the university's chief diversity officer, effective May 1, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. In addition to his concurrent appointments as Education and Human Ecology's Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and executive director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center, he assumed a one-year interim leadership position in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) last May. More .
Hannah Higgins tried to hold back her tears, but the emotions were too strong as she revisited the memory of her late mother, Pam Higgins. It was only six months ago that Pam’s 10-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease ended. It’s been a long and difficult path but one that has led Hannah to be a part of the fight against the dreaded disease.
“My mom was an amazing mother, artist, teacher and friend,” Hannah said.
Pam was an art teacher at St. Andrews High School for 20 years, until her retirement in 2007.
In Coco Kneisly’s own words, November 2016 was the darkest month of her life. Within an 11-day period, Coco tragically lost a loved one and nearly lost another. In the 16 months since, Coco has pieced herself back together and now is able to share her story. She doesn’t share for her own attention, but for the attention of the Campus Campaign funds that she now supports, with the hope that these funds can prevent someone else from experiencing a story like hers.
It was on November 3, 2016, when Coco’s boyfriend Steve took his own life. The two...
Mike Thompson, Chief Content Director for News and Public Affairs at WOSU Public Media, might best be known for his role as host of “ Columbus on the Record ,” a weekly half-hour television talk show dedicated to Ohio politics on WOSU-TV. Not commonly discussed on the record, Mike’s dedication as a long-distance runner.
When not on TV, Mike might be seen running along the Olentangy River Trail. A few times a week, he takes an hour at lunch to get in a 4- to 5-mile run.
After taking this photo with Steve Volkmann at The Oval, he refused the ride back to his office at The Gateway. It was one of those rare days in early March when the sun was out from the clouds, illuminating enough heat to go without a jacket, and Steve wanted to enjoy it.
Steve is the university landscape architect, working for Planning and Real Estate. His responsibilities include serving as a resource and helping guide the planning, design and implementation of most anything related to the landscape for Ohio State’s Columbus campus. Walks through The Oval allow him to...