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Abusive Ohio State Doc Placed Above Accountability, Lawsuit Says

A former Ohio State University student health director acknowledged he knew of a doctor’s practice of conducting a genital exam on every patient he saw, according to an updated lawsuit against the university over the doctor’s abuse. Ted Grace confirmed …

Colleges Asking Returning Athletes to Sign COVID-19 Risk Forms

Ohio State calls it the Buckeye Acknowledgment and Pledge, a two-page document the school asked its athletes to sign before they could begin using team facilities during the pandemic. The document SMU is requiring its athletes to sign is much …

Cost Unclear as Ohio State Settles Suits Over Doc Abuse

Ohio State reached an unspecified settlement with nearly half of the roughly 350 men who say they were sexually abused decades ago by a team doctor who was jokingly known among some athletes by nicknames like “Dr. Jelly Paws.” The …

Ohio Medical Board to Review Nearly 2K Physician ‘Sexual Boundary’ Allegations

The State Medical Board of Ohio plans to review nearly 2,000 closed cases of alleged sexual misconduct or impropriety by doctors over the past 25 years to determine whether any involved evidence of criminal behavior that was ignored, a board …

Ohio State Hit With More Suits by Ex-Athletes Over Sex Abuse by Team Doc

More former football players and other ex-athletes are suing Ohio State University over allegations that they were sexual assaulted by a university doctor during exams decades ago. Like at least a six other pending federal lawsuits, the case filed Monday …

16 More Alumni Sue Ohio State Over Abuse by Team Doctor

Sixteen more Ohio State University alumni have sued the university over how school officials dealt with a team doctor who an investigation recently concluded had sexually abused at least 177 young men between 1979 and 1997. The federal case filed …

Attorneys Say Ohio State Must Reveal Who Knew About Abuse by Team Doctor

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys …

How Distancing Oneself May Lead to Better Decisions for All

Employees who can distance themselves from decisions may be more inclined to make choices that produce the most benefit for themselves and others, suggests new research. Sometimes this may result in what others may think is selfish behavior but that’s …

Work Comp Bureau Funding Workplace Safety Research at Ohio Universities

The state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has awarded two Ohio universities with money to research occupational health and safety. The grants support research in how injuries can prevented in the workplace and ways to improve the health and productivity Ohio’s …

Ohio State Partnering with Nationwide Insurance on Discounts, Internships

Ohio State University has announced a 10-year, $17.1 million sponsorship agreement with Nationwide Insurance. The university says the expanded partnership will provide discounts for faculty, staff, students and alumni. Other benefits for the university include 40 internships every year for …