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08/22/2018 - 10:47pm So I'm not positive this is…

So I'm not positive this is how it works in Ohio, but this is how it works at my institution (I am a professor at a state flagship university in the western half of the US).

Because I have some level of oversight of other people, I'm considered a mandatory reporter.  Basically if I hear of or see any sexual harassment, domestic violence, etc., I have to report it to a specific office in my university that deals with these things.  This office can investigate, help victims, issue punishments (I think), etc.  I'm not required to report it to my department chair, dean, etc., but rather to this specific office whose sole purpose is to investigate and deal with these matters.

If a student comes to me and says they were sexually harassed by another professor, I have to report it (even if the student doesn't want it reported).  If I hear another professor is beating is wife, I have to report it.  More or less if there is any connection to the University and I become aware of it, I have to report it to this office.

I believe the reason that I report it to the specific office and not my superior up the chain of command is that 1) my superiors may have other motives and this prevents it from getting buried (e.g., Gene Smith says Zach Smith is embarrassing, let's not let it get out, when really it should be investigated and help offered to his wife), 2) the office actually has the ability to investigate.  So while I certainly can't carry out the investigations on my own (and Urban Meyer likely can't either), there are likely people at OSU that do this very thing.

At my institution, just reporting this to Gene Smith would be insufficient for the important reasons above.  So again, I'm not sure the OSU works the same way my institution does, but I would be surprised if it is very different.

07/24/2009 - 11:55pm Hilarious. Well done.

Hilarious. Well done.

05/18/2009 - 4:27pm Doesn't make sense

i can only comment on the people I have had the privilege of meeting here, and those people are exactly what I said they are.

Didn't you comment on the whole UM student population in your original post? People probably wouldn't be upset if you said, "The 30 UM students I met were whiny rich kids."

Edit: guy above me beat me to it.

12/09/2008 - 2:06pm Brilliant. I never expected

Brilliant. I never expected a UHF reference on here.

12/02/2008 - 10:09pm It is fun. But then is the

It is fun. But then is the argument for a system that is more fun or a more legitimate nation champion?

I'd prefer the old bowl system. (Also, I'm not saying the old bowl system would give a more legit national champion - I just don't really want a playoff.)

12/01/2008 - 11:44am Notre Dame's Offense

Didn't it take a few games last year for Notre Dame to score an offensive touchdown? We scored a couple in our very first game.

11/24/2008 - 8:02pm EEEEE Barwis

Barwis can build that kind of muscle. McGuffie just needs another year to develop it.

10/12/2008 - 5:28pm While the idea of moving

While the idea of moving McGuffie to slot sounds good, at this point I think it's too late. Hasn't he taken all/most of his reps at running back? I don't think he can learn the position in a week.

10/11/2008 - 7:22pm Don't forget his moxie!

Don't forget his moxie!

10/07/2008 - 8:44pm I completely agree with what

I completely agree with what you're saying, but David Harris had pretty good measurables I think.  Ok actually, all I remember is that his 40 time was pretty good at the combine (4.45, 4.5?), maybe his other measurables weren't up to snuff.  Just picking nits here.

09/28/2008 - 5:32pm I thought it was his kneed

I thought it was his kneed that hit it out.  Maybe I'm wrong.

09/18/2008 - 11:36am Zoltan tackled Charlie Weis. 

Zoltan tackled Charlie Weis.  Brilliant.

09/04/2008 - 3:04pm Yes, embedded video is a

Yes, embedded video is a wonderful thing. Well done.

09/01/2008 - 12:12pm Steve Threet

I don't know if this can be considered a positive, but I at least thought Steven Threet played like he should have: a redshirt freshman.  He missed some throws, held on to the ball too long, and made a couple plays.  I don't think you can expect much more from him, and he at least seemed to live up to how a redshirt freshman should play.  I know it still isn't playing well, but at least probably not below where he should be.

08/27/2008 - 4:21pm I must have missed that. 

I must have missed that.  Definitely good news.  Thanks.

08/27/2008 - 3:26pm And to answer my own

And to answer my own question, there wasn't really anything interesting, except John Ferrara has a chance to play (although it sounds like he won't be starting), which is terrifying.

08/27/2008 - 3:25pm 2006?

What about 2006? I think the team had a chip on their shoulder after the 2005 season, hence all the extra off-season workouts and such.

08/17/2008 - 8:49pm Same here

Same here

08/06/2008 - 10:12pm Bring us the Kentucky Fried

Bring us the Kentucky Fried Organizationalyzer! For serious, I want to see what its all about. The name is just too good.