Ohio State University Releases Independent Report on Security Practices

The Ohio State University (OSU) publicly released a report from an independent consultant on the effectiveness of new security measures put into place.

The security provisions, which were implemented following a spike in crime around the university, aimed to ease concerns of students and parents.

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Despite Increased Measures, Security Concerns Remain at Ohio State University

Safety concerns remain an issue for students at the Ohio State University (OSU), despite increased funding for security measures across the campus.

Two individuals were arrested after a stabbing occurred in a parking garage on the campus of OSU. According to law enforcement and university officials, none of the individuals involved were connected to the college.

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Ohio State to Hire 50 Professors Focused on Social and Racial Justice

Ohio State President Kristina Johnson

Ohio State University recently announced it plans to hire 50 faculty members focused on addressing social equity and racial disparities.

The news comes as an economics professor and higher education watchdog calculated that the public university currently employs 150 diversity officials at a cost of $12 million annually.

In a 2021 state of the university address, President Kristina Johnson stated last month that she was encouraged by the Task Force on Racism and Racial Inequities to hire 150 new faculty within a new initiative called RAISE, which stands for race, inclusion and social equity.

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