Coroner’s office identifies individual who died at Sunday’s commencement ceremony, says incident is being investigated as death by suicide

A version of this story was published Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. and has since been updated to account for new information from the coroner’s office.

Please note this story contains mention of suicide and other potentially triggering information. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts or ideation, there are resources available. The National Suicide Prevention 24/7 Lifeline can be reached by dialing 988.

The individual who died after falling from the Ohio Stadium has been identified

One dead and one injured after Saturday night shooting near fairgrounds

One person is dead and one person is injured after the Columbus Division of Police received reports of a shooting in the 400 block of East 13th Avenue around 8:38 p.m. Saturday.

The individual who died was later identified as Jerry Harper Jr., a 54-year-old man from Columbus. The individual who was injured was later identified as Derek Miller, a 42-year-old man from Columbus.

The police report states that upon arriving on the scene at 430 E. 13th Ave., Miller was found lying down outside with

One person dead after falling from the Bell Tower side of the Shoe Sunday

One person is dead after falling from the Bell Tower side of the Shoe Sunday around 12:20 p.m., Ohio State officials confirmed.

Near the southeast side of the Shoe, officers were seen dispersing on-looking graduates and their families away from the scene and toward the sidewalk of Tuttle Park Place.

Bystanders were on their phones and many were seen crying. One individual said “They just said someone jumped.”

One officer in a sheriff’s vest approached the crowd and said “Let’s give this indiv

Scripps News Live - Student Journalist Covers Campus Protests

And one of those student journalist covering what's happening on their campus is Emma Wozniak. She is the editor-in-chief of the Lantern, that's the student newspaper at the Ohio State University. She joins us now live.

Thank you for taking the time to be with us. I know it's been a very busy couple of weeks and I know your campus in Columbus. Police arrested 36 people. This was last week on Thursday. How would you characterize the demonstrations that you've seen at your school?

Open letter from 34 Ohio State student organizations condemns university response to SB-83, demands response by Friday

On Monday, an open letter was sent to university President Ted Carter Jr. and Ohio State’s Office of Government Affairs, demanding a formal response to seven questions regarding Ohio Senate Bill 83 by Friday.

Three days later, on Thursday, that letter — which contains signatures from 34 student organizations — was publicly published via Instagram.

Ohio Senate Bill 83, also called the Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act, has been the subject of controversy since it was introduced in March 202

University restricts access to campus buildings Thursday through Sunday

From Thursday to Sunday, the university is restricting campus building access to individuals with valid Buck ID/swipe card access only.

According to an email sent by Ohio State Facilities Operations and Development to building coordinators Thursday morning, the university has locked “all academic, administrative and research buildings” from Thursday to Sunday and asked staff to post signage at building entrances indicating that only individuals with “scheduled business” are allowed inside.

“We

No arrests made as roughly 600 gathered on South Oval for pro-Palestinian protest

The setting sun beat down on roughly 600 people as they came together to protest the war in Gaza on the South Oval Wednesday, also urging Ohio State to divest from Israeli assets and criticizing university President Ted Carter Jr. Unlike a previous protest on Thursday, no arrests were made.

Wednesday’s protest succeeded a pro-Palestinian demonstration that took place on the South Oval Thursday, during which 36 people — including 16 students — were arrested. Even before then, two students were a

Arts & Life REPORT: Treat Yourself

In the final installment of REPORT, The Lantern’s Arts & Life Desk — co-managed by Lucy Lawler and Emma Wozniak — tried sweet treats from central Columbus.

Watch as Lucy and Emma devour these delicious desserts.

By: Hosna Sadaqat | Arts & Life Lantern TV Producer

Graphic Design by Abby Fricke | Managing Editor for Design
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Arts & Life REPORT: Recommendation Rundown

In the fifth installment of REPORT, The Lantern’s Arts & Life Desk — co-managed by Lucy Lawler and Emma Wozniak — recommends some of its favorite apps and gadgets.

Watch as Lucy and Emma discuss what sets these products and services apart from the crowd.

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Graphic Design by Abby Fricke | Managing Editor for Design
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Student Yousuf Munir speaks out on Tuesday arrest after protest outside Meiling Hall

Two days after Yousuf Munir, a third-year in sociology, was arrested on criminal trespassing charges outside of Meiling Hall, they spoke out about how the nature of their arrest felt planned.

According to previous Lantern reporting, Munir and one other student were arrested at a rally for divestment and university democracy relating to the war in Gaza Tuesday.

Munir, a member of Ohio Youth for Climate Justice, said the group was conducting a mock vote on divestment from fossil fuel and Israel

36 students and community members arrested while protesting the war in Gaza and student arrests

Under the flashing lights of a police helicopter and five arrest vehicles, 36 protesters were arrested on the South Oval Thursday night.

At roughly 10:02 p.m., law enforcement officers — including state troopers and Ohio State police — donned shields and approached the crowd of about 250, who were forming a circle around at least 10 tents. One by one, the officers dragged the protesters to the vehicles on College Road while the crowd continued to wave flags and chant “let them pray.”

The first

Ohio State police threaten arrests to students and community members gathered in protest on South Oval

It’s been roughly 42 minutes since 15 state troopers arrived at the South Oval and told gathered protestors they had 15 minutes to vacate the scene before arrests would begin.

After over 350 students and community members formed a circle around an encampment around 5:30 p.m., Ohio State police warned protestors that setting up tents on the South Oval is prohibited — as stated in the university’s space rules — and that if they did not disperse in five minutes, they would be subject to arrest.

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Arts & Life REPORT: A Confession of Obsessions

In their fourth installment of REPORT, The Lantern's Arts & Life Desk — co-managed by Lucy Lawler and Emma Wozniak — dive into their latest obsessions.

Watch as Lucy and Emma share some of their current pastimes.

By: Hosna Sadaqat | Arts & Life Lantern TV Producer

Graphic Design by Abby Fricke | Managing Editor for Design
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Welcome to Lantern TV. We are located in the Ohio State Journalism Building, along with our media partner, The Lantern. We strive to be your leader in Ohio State news, sports, weather and entertainment coverage

Check out more on our website: https://www.thelantern.com/
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President Ted Carter reflects on first semester in Q&A with The Lantern

Questions and answers were edited for length and clarity. The full interview is available in the video above.

Q: How have your first 100 days in office gone? What have you learned, what have you accomplished and what do you hope to accomplish in the future?

So the first 100 days have been, in a word, amazing. It has exceeded every one of my expectations coming into the job. Every single day that I’ve been here, I wake up and I come to the realization that I’m where I’m supposed to be. I’ve nev

Arts & Life REPORT: Musical Musings

In its third installment of REPORT, The Lantern's Arts & Life Desk — co-managed by Lucy Lawler and Emma Wozniak — discusses some of its favorite musical artists.

Watch as Lucy and Emma analyze some of these artists' standout lyrics.

By: Hosna Sadaqat | Arts & Life Lantern TV Producer

Graphic Design by Abby Fricke | Managing Editor for Design
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Welcome to Lantern TV. We are located in the Ohio State Journalism Building, along with our media partner, The Lantern. We strive to be your leader in Ohio State news, sports, weather and entertainment coverage

Check out more on our website: https://www.thelantern.com/
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President Ted Carter Jr. to reflect on first 100 days at State of the University address

After 100 days in office, university President Ted Carter Jr. said his position has given him a sense of belonging like no other job he’s had. On Thursday, he will share this revelation with the university at large.

The Lantern sat down with Carter Wednesday to get a preview of his remarks for Carter’s State of the University address, which will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union and will be available to the public via livestream on the university’s website.

“Every single day that I’ve

Arts & Life REPORT: Portia's Cafe

In its second installment of REPORT, The Lantern's Arts & Life Desk — co-managed by Lucy Lawler and Emma Wozniak — welcomes a special guest: Arianna Smith, The Lantern's Editor-In-Chief.

Watch as Lucy, Emma and Arianna each try menu items from a vegan-based restaurant called Portia's Cafe, which is located at 4428 Indianola Ave.

By: Hosna Sadaqat | Arts & Life Lantern TV Producer

Graphic Design by Abby Fricke | Managing Editor for Design
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Welcome to Lantern TV. We are located in the Ohio State Journalism Building, along with our media partner, The Lantern. We strive to be your leader in Ohio State news, sports, weather and entertainment coverage

Check out more on our website: https://www.thelantern.com/
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Arts & Life REPORT: Every Book Lover's Dream

In its first installment of the REPORT, the Arts & Life Desk — hosted by Lucy Lawler and Emma Wozniak — tackles all things “R,” which stands for “read."

Watch as Lucy and Emma each unpack two of their favorite books, including “Sula” by Toni Morrison, “Dune” by Frank Herbert, “Rizzio” by Denise Mina and “A Little Hope” by Ethan Joella.

By: Hosna Sadaqat | Arts & Life Lantern TV Producer

Graphic Design by Abby Fricke | Managing Editor for Design
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Welcome to Lantern TV. We are located in the Ohio State Journalism Building, along with our media partner, The Lantern. We strive to be your leader in Ohio State news, sports, weather and entertainment coverage

Check out more on our website: https://www.thelantern.com/
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All media inquires, please contact: Spencer Hunt (Lantern Media Group adviser, email: hunt.754@osu.edu)

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Richard Lewis, comedian and Ohio State alum, dead at 76

Renowned comedian, actor and Ohio State alum Richard Lewis — known largely for his performance as a fictionalized version of himself alongside Larry David in HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” — has died at 76.

According to the comic’s publicist Jeff Abraham, Lewis died peacefully after having a heart attack Tuesday night in his Los Angeles home. In April 2023, Lewis revealed via a post on X — formerly known as Twitter — that he had been living with Parkinson’s disease and decided to retire from stan

What’s Up: How to overcome 5 common household headaches without breaking the bank

After a draining day of classes, there really is no place like home.

That is unless your home is a rat-infested, leaking ice box with a dysfunctional toilet and thriving ant colony.

Like many other “adulting” activities, managing a home is not an experience most college students have entering university. While the internet can be a helpful resource in navigating maintenance mishaps, it can feel overwhelming as a first-time renter to see lengthy instructions littered with unfamiliar jargon.

Be

Food for thought: Advocates for healthy eating share tips and tricks for college students on a budget

For college students, maintaining a healthy and affordable diet is no piece of cake.

Health- and budget-conscious eating can pose challenges for young adults, especially because people often fall prey to the misconception that nutritious foods and affordable foods are mutually exclusive, Lizzy Schnicke, a registered dietitian at the Wexner Medical Center, said. Luckily, Schnicke and others dedicated to promoting balanced eating on campus shared advice for students who want to shift toward healt

Wexner Medical Center employees speak to burnout in the workplace in light of receiving Joy in Medicine award

When thinking of health care workers, it can be easy to overlook their humanity. Because they are so often associated with healing others, people tend to forget they experience anxiety and exhaustion just like all people do; more likely, to an even greater degree.

Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center was one of 72 health systems in the country to receive the American Medical Association’s Joy in Medicine award this year, which recognizes groups that show dedication to their employees’ well-being

University succeeds in first human trial of new drug to combat relapsed blood cancer

A new drug, nemtabrutinib, might soon be available to patients with blood cancers that have stopped responding to typical treatments after Ohio State conducted a successful clinical trial.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center found the drug effective in ¾ of participating cancer patients, which includes those with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a Nov. 6 press release.

While there are multiple drugs available to treat these B-cell cancers, m

Wondering about weed? Experts speak on marijuana’s health implications

As Election Day nears and Ohio State students prepare to cast their votes on Ohio Issue 2 — a statewide ballot initiative that will legalize the purchase and possession of recreational marijuana if passed — one consideration on voters’ minds may be marijuana’s health implications.

Douglas Berman, the executive director of the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center in the Moritz College of Law, said while public health is an important piece of the issue, it’s important to recognize that existing sci
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