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At Otterbein, our president is focused on college affordability. Our professors are leading the way in curriculum development. Our Center for Community Engagement is winning awards for its dedication to serving others. These are only a few of the people and programs you’ll read about in our Newsroom.

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Jenny Hill 
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Otterbein Fast Facts:

Location: Westerville, Ohio
Founded: 1847
Control: Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities
Size & Setting: Four-year, small, highly residential
Enrollment: 3,000
President: John Comerford, Ph.D.
Colors: Tan and Cardinal
Mascot: Cardinal

News Stories:

Fall Semester Classes at Otterbein Start Aug. 24


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Complete details on Return to Campus and the Phased Return Plan for students is available online at www.otterbein.edu/rtc Whether in person, online or blended, all fall semester classes start the week of Aug. 24 — and Otterbein faculty are excited to welcome students back to their classes.   Due to our phased approach to moving students back to campus, many of our classes will be presented online for the first three weeks. However, classes with significant lab or experiential components that cannot easily be replicated online and many courses for first-year…

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Otterbein shares plans for fully remote classes in case of COVID outbreak


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Universities prepared to switch to fully remote classes in event of COVID-19 outbreakWSYX ABC6Published Aug. 17, 2020

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Otterbein Professor La Trice Washington says online convention could be good for DNC


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Can Joe Biden energize an online convention?Columbus DispatchPublished Aug. 16, 2020

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OAC Unveils Spring Schedules for Postponed Fall Team Sports


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The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) has announced preliminary spring competition schedules for the three team sports that were postponed this fall due to COVID-19. The schedules, including football, soccer (men and women) and women's volleyball, feature conference-only competition and do not exceed the NCAA 50-percent waiver so that all student-athletes will retain one of their four seasons of participation. The schedules are currently planned to begin on the weekend of March 12, 2021 and conclude on the weekend of April…

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New Things Growing at the Otterbein Community Garden


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The pandemic has affected people in central Ohio in ways nobody could imagine, and sometimes, community gardening can help fill a void. Gardening can provide food for pantries seeing increased food insecurity due to job losses, or activities for people looking for socially distanced hobbies. In a way, these needs are shining a new light on the work of the Otterbein Community Garden.  The Otterbein Community Garden is divided into plots that are cultivated by a variety of community groups, including schools, neighborhood associations, senior citizen living communities, and Otterbein…

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With Guidelines, More Funds, DeWine Says Ohio Colleges Up to Reopening Challenge


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With Guidelines, More Funds, DeWine Says Ohio Colleges Up to Reopening ChallengeColumbus DispatchPublishes July 10, 2020

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Otterbein Professor Levin discusses challenges facing alcohol retailers


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Ohio AG Yost’s battle against online wine and liquor retailers could alter alcohol marketColumbus DispatchPublished July 10, 2020

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State releases back-to-school guidelines for higher learning institutions


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State releases back-to-school guidelines for higher learning institutionsWSYX ABC6Published July 9, 2020

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Otterbein Athletics alum Jeff Gibbs returns as defending champ in The Basketball Tournament


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Jeff Gibbs Returns with Carmen's Crew for TBTSports Illustrated: BuckeyesNowPublished July 8, 2020

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Mom and Pop businesses huge supporter of the community says Prof. Levin


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Communities lose more than jobs when small businesses closeColumbus DispatchPublished July 4, 2020

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