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Justice Dept.: Ohio State researcher shared work with China

Jul. 10, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A medical researcher and professor who had been working most recently at Ohio State University is facing federal charges in what prosecutors say was a sophisticated scheme to transfer U.S.-backed research to China. Song Guo Zheng, 57, of suburban Hilliard, and his research groups...

FILE - In this May 17, 2019, file photo, Ohio State University president Michael Drake answers questions during an interview in Columbus, Ohio. The University of California system has named Drake to replace Janet Napolitano and become its first Black president. A physician, Drake was unanimously approved Tuesday, July 7, 2020, by the Board of Regents. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

University of California system names 1st Black president

Jul. 7, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dr. Michael Drake was chosen Tuesday to be president of the University of California, the first Black leader in the system's 150-year history. Drake, a seasoned university administrator, replaces Janet Napolitano in overseeing a sprawling, 280,000-student system dealing with issues of...

Reported Ohio coronavirus cases jump again, topping 1,000

Jul. 1, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The daily number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases reported to the Ohio Health Department topped 1,000 on Wednesday for the first time in two months, while both the city of Dayton and Ohio State University announced plans to make mask wearing mandatory. Ohio now has nearly...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws a pass against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King moved a change of plea hearing from June 18 to July 1, 2020, for Daniel Rippy. Rippy is accused of making an

Suspect accused of football game threat enters guilty plea

Jul. 1, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who used Facebook to threaten a shooting at Ohio State University and vowed to hurt players on the football team and then-head coach Urban Meyer pleaded guilty Wednesday, authorities said. An indictment unsealed late last year in federal court in Columbus accused Daniel Rippy of...

Lawsuit: Abusive Ohio State doc placed above accountability

Jun. 24, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University student health director acknowledged he knew of a doctor's practice of conducting a genital exam on every patient he saw, according to an updated lawsuit against the university over the doctor's abuse. Ted Grace confirmed in a deposition that such...

In this undated photo provided by the World Food Prize Foundation, Rattan Lal, a professor of soil science at The Ohio State University poses at the University in Columbus, Ohio. Lai was named the recipient of the 2020 World Food Prize on Thursday, June 11, 2020. He was recognized by the Des Moines, Iowa-based organization for his soil research which has led to improved food production and a better understanding of how atmospheric carbon can be held in the soil improving climate change.(World Food Prize Foundation via AP)

Ohio State University soil professor gets World Food Prize

Jun. 11, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A soil scientist whose research led to improved food production and a better understanding of how atmospheric carbon can be held in the soil to help combat climate change was named this year’s recipient of the World Food Prize on Thursday. Rattan Lal is a professor of soil...

In this June 1, 2020 photo, high school graduate Lizzie Quinlivan wears a Georgetown University cap at her home in Hingham, Mass. Quinlivan has opted to attend closer-to-home Georgetown instead of colleges on the west coast which were on her original wish-list. As students make college plans for this fall, some U.S. universities are seeing surging interest from in-state students looking to stay closer to home amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Amid virus, US students look to colleges closer to home

Jun. 6, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

As students make college plans for the fall, some U.S. universities are seeing surging interest from in-state residents who are looking to stay closer to home amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the University of Texas at Arlington, commitments from state residents are up 26% over last year. Ohio State and Western...

New plea change hearing for suspect accused of game threat

Jun. 4, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A magistrate judge rescheduled a change of plea hearing for a man accused of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team. Such changes of plea hearings are typically held when a defendant switches a plea from not guilty to guilty. An...

SUNY chancellor will be next Ohio State University president

Jun. 3, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The chancellor of New York’s public university system will become Ohio State University's next president as both institutions confront logistical and financial uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic. Kristina Johnson, an engineer and former undersecretary of the U.S....

Change of plea hearing for suspect accused of game threat

May. 20, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team is now scheduled for a change of plea hearing, according to a Wednesday court filing. Such changes of plea hearings are typically held when a defendant switches a plea from...