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CARES Act Funding Controlling Board Approval 10.26.20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2020 Inter-University Council of Ohio Thanks Ohio Senate and House Approval for Continued Investment In Ohio’s Public Universities Through Release of Additional CARES Act Funding [Columbus]: Bruce Johnson, president of the Inter-University Council of Ohio (IUC), issued the following statement today regarding the State Controlling Board’s approval of just over […]

CARES Act Funding Announcement 10.23.20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2020 Inter-University Council of Ohio Supports Governor DeWine’s Continued Investment In Ohio’s Public Universities Through Release of Additional CARES Act Funding [Columbus]: Bruce Johnson, president of the Inter-University Council of Ohio (IUC), issued the following statement today regarding Governor DeWine’s announcement of continued financial support to Ohio’s public universities through […]

Ohio’s public universities have never been more critical to our state and its communities: Bruce Johnson

  Cleveland State University in an October 2019 file photo. (Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer)The Plain Dealer By Guest Columnist, cleveland.com COLUMBUS, Ohio — Across the state, universities are implementing plans they developed for providing world-class learning and research in the fall semester of 2020 while keeping our students safe. These plans are taking effect […]

Restart Ohio Higher Education Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                CONTACT July 9, 2020                                                                                              Bruce Johnson, […]

IUC Statement on George Floyd Death

The Inter-University Council of Ohio Presidents make the following statement regarding the recent violent and brutal death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The IUC Presidents were horrified and disgusted by the brutality demonstrated by individuals within the Minneapolis Police Department that resulted in the death of George Floyd.  Our hearts ache for the family of […]

Ohio’s 14 Public Universities Produce 6,506 Healthcare Profession Graduates

Spring 2020 commencements celebrate new healthcare graduates entering an understaffed healthcare marketplace and joining the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19 [Columbus]:  The Inter-University Council of Ohio (IUC), which represents Ohio’s public universities, announced today that its 14 member institutions produced 6,506 graduates with an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, doctoral degree, or professional degree in […]

Column: Financial aid key to college education, better life

It’s back to college in the Buckeye State. In the next several weeks, more than 300,000 degree-seekers will be entering or returning to school at one of Ohio’s 14 public universities. College-level learning is the key to economic opportunity and prosperity for individuals and the state as well as to a strong democracy. It is […]

UA research team probes solution to control Lake Erie’s algae blooms

Toxic algae blooms are nothing new to Lake Erie, which is the shallowest of North America’s five Great Lakes. In fact, 400,000 residents in Toledo were told in 2014 not to consume the city’s drinking water that comes from Lake Erie after the discovery of microcystin, a toxic product of algae blooms that formed in the ugly […]

Opinion: Ohio’s public universities moving state forward

By Bruce Johnson / Special to The Canton Repository Posted May 30, 2019 at 7:52 AM     A year ago, Ohio’s 14 public universities launched a statewide communication campaign called “Forward Ohio.” The purpose of the campaign was to raise public awareness of the value of higher education, especially the many ways our public universities are helping to move Ohio […]

Breaking Ground to Build on Successes Through Regionalism

Golden shovels lined the grass and the sun appeared just in time for Northeast Ohio Medical University and Bio-Med Science Academy’s groundbreaking ceremony, held Monday, April 29. The ceremony celebrated what will soon be a new, $24 million, 87,000 square-foot medical office building and academic learning center. The new facility will include medical offices, a […]