I really enjoyed Jan’s talk with the class. She was obviously very knowledgeable about the subject matter and it was interesting to learn about the university’s history. I specifically enjoyed the early history of the founding and running of Ohio State in the late 1800s. Personally, I think it’s fascinating how the first faculty members taught classes as well as maintained chores around the school’s property. The community effort to make sure the university was running emphasizes how dedicated the faculty members were to give students a valuable education. Overall, this was the component of the talk that I found most interesting, but I also enjoyed scrolling through the researcher’s pages and reading the short summaries of the work that has been done at the university over the last 150 years.