The Ohio State University was named Big Ten Conference champion in the annual 2017 Game Day Recycling Challenge for the sixth year in a row. Ohio State earned the title after achieving the highest diversion rate for a single home football game during the 2017 season.
The Game Day Recycling Challenge is a national competition among colleges and universities to promote waste reduction and sustainability at home football games.
Ohio State achieved a 94.2 percent diversion rate in its game against the University of Maryland on October 7, which was the highest single-game percentage of waste...
On January 16, 2018, The Lantern published an article that examined what steps the university takes in determining if closing for winter weather is appropriate.
"As winter weather continues, temperatures are beginning to drop and roads are getting slick from ice, causing Ohio State students — and perhaps staff and faculty — to hope for a snow day. But what does it actually take for the university to cancel classes for a day?
In short, it’s complicated.
The decision for the university to have a snow day is made using input from multiple groups...
UPDATE 8:47 a.m. - Traffic Update - Olentangy River Road remains closed to southbound traffic from Argyll Street to Lane Avenue. The Woody Hayes Athletics Center and Buckeye Village are now accessible. Jack Nicklaus Drive remains closed. Please avoid the area, if possible.
UPDATE 8:25 a.m. - At this time, the City of Columbus Public Utilities has not issued a boil water advisory related to the broken water main on Olentangy River Road. Anyone with questions regarding university protocols for individual buildings should contact Ross McClain with Environmental Health and Safety ( email@example.com ).
Beginning Tuesday (1/16) and continuing through early February, King Avenue lane closures will occur in both directions between SR-315 and Cannon Drive. The closures will be in place daily, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Traffic delays are anticipated. These lane closures will facilitate the installation of a duct bank required for the relocation of Cannon Drive.
Beginning early February, once the duct bank installation is complete, and continuing through the summer, intermittent lane closures will occur in the southernmost eastbound lane of King Avenue as roadway and traffic signal work continue in the...
At this time, the City of Columbus Public Utilities has not issued a water boil advisory related to the broken water main on Olentangy River Road.
Anyone with questions regarding university protocols for individual buildings should contact Ross McClain with Environmental Health and Safety ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
UPDATE 7:25 a.m.
A water main break was reported off campus Thursday morning (1/11) in the area of 2400 Olentangy River Road (near Fawcett Center). The City of Columbus Public Utilities is on site and in the process of making repairs to the...
1/5/18 at 2:22 p.m. UPDATE: The water boil advisory announced Thursday (1/4) for a portion of Columbus campus has been lifted. Domestic water use can now resume, as normal. Out of an abundance of caution, Facilities Operations and Development initiated water sample testing to enhance safety in impacted buildings. Testing returned normal results. Thank you for your patience.
1/4/18 at 4:15 p.m. UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution, the water boil advisory remains in effect for the following campus area ( see map ):
In alignment with the university’s sustainability goals, FOD continues to support Zero Waste efforts at Ohio Stadium. Working with “I Am Change Outreach,” a non-profit mentorship program of area high school and college students, volunteers assist fans at the Zero Waste stations on Ohio State football game days. The students help Buckeye fans recycle and compost correctly and, in return, The Ohio State University Department of Athletics contributes to student scholarships supporting access and affordability.
Video of Finding a Place for Waste at Ohio Stadium
Karen Crabbe’s first exposure inside the Ohio State facilities was as a student-athlete. Crabbe was a education major and played on the 1974-75 Ohio State women's basketball team. Now Crabbe works to ensure the buildings are in tip-top shape for students, faculty and staff as a District 1 Zone Leader. View Crabbe's video story.
Updated: 12/15/17 The northbound SR-315 exit ramp to Medical Center Drive is now open.
Updated: 11/27/17 Beginning Sunday (12/10) at 7 p.m. and continuing through Saturday (12/16), the northbound StRt 315 exit ramp to Medical Center Drive will be closed for installation of a city sanitary sewer line. Motorists may use the Goodale Avenue or Lane Avenue exits to approach the Wexner Medical Center. Staff may want to consider approaching campus from Neil Avenue. Detour signs will be posted. Traffic delays are anticipated. Dates are weather dependent and subject to change. Updates will be shared...
Please note two separate lane restrictions along Annie & John Glenn Avenue, north of the Physical Activities and Educational Services building. Traffic control personnel will maintain two-way traffic in the northernmost lane. Pedestrians will be detoured to the north sidewalk. • Wednesday (12/20) - for a crane lift. • Wednesday through Friday (12/27-12/29) - for utility work. The site will be plated and the roadway reopened at the end of the work day.