The Academy, Awards

University Hall with tulips in the foreground

The Academy, Awards.

Yes. It does.

At both the university and college-level, we honor our own — for work that exceeds all expectations — exemplary service, inspiring teaching, extraordinary scholarship.

And this has been the week for it.

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April is the Coolest Month: my ode to spring at Ohio State


My apologies to T.S. Eliot, but then Eliot never had a window that looked out upon the Oval, nor did he ever visit campus in April. Or any other time that we know of.

Ohio State’s campus is beautiful in any season, thanks to the amazing work of our groundskeepers. But to me, April really is the coolest month. Heat and humidity seem far away, as does the chance of a Polar vortex.

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