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OSU President To Lay Out Future In Investiture

Ohio State
President Michael Drake will take an oath of office Tuesday.

Ohio State University’s newest president plans to lay out his vision for the university at a formal installation ceremony months after his rough start as the school’s 15th leader.

President Michael Drake will take an oath of office Tuesday and receive the presidential medallion under a long-time Ohio State tradition.

The 64-year-old Drake started his term last June after being recruited from the University of California-Irvine. He is an ophthalmologist by training.

Drake had been in office only a few weeks when the school fired its marching band director, Jonathan Waters, after determining he knew about but failed to stop a “sexualized culture” in the band.

Band alumni denounced the decision, and Waters has sued for reinstatement.