The only way is through: Autumn 2020 Ohio State Alumni Magazine
Whether our blinders were torn off in May or we are bearing the pain of the millionth cut, we will confront racism and its manifestations. We can learn so much from the Ohio State faculty and staff, alumni and students who work toward equity and justice. We hope the people you meet in these stories will lead you by their examples of grit, intellect and righteous determination.Read More
Ohio State President Announces Pledge to Hire 50 Scholars Focused on Race, Equity Issues
In her first state of the university address, Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, president of The Ohio State University, announced a new initiative called RAISE: race, inclusion and social equity, that includes a pledge to hire 50 scholars who address social equity and racial disparities in their work as well as 100 faculty members from underrepresented backgrounds across all fields. All new openings will be tenure-track positions.
Prof. Jeffries discusses BET docuseries "Boiling Point" on CBS This Morning
A new BET docuseries "Boiling Point" examines moments of injustice throughout Black American history and their commonalities, starting with the Rodney King beating and its fallout. One of the experts interviewed for the series is Hasan Kwame Jeffries, who is an associate professor of history at The Ohio State University.
Computer science and engineering student Jourdan Jones-Peoples has been named one of four 2020-21 MLK Schol
Computer science and engineering student Jourdan Jones-Peoples has been named one of four 2020-21 Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholars at The Ohio State University.
Tracing back to bias: Ohio State joins $1M NSF fairness in AI program
The Ohio State University just joined a collaborative $1M award from the National Science Foundation’s Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence (FAI). Created with funding from NSF and Amazon, the project specifically explores fairness in the realms of automated machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Government of The Bahamas Appoints Dr. William F. Pickard First Honorary Consul in Detroit
The Government of The Bahamas for the first time ever appointed an Honorary Consul in Detroit. That person is entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist William F. Pickard, Ph.D., executive chairman of GAA Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management.