Dr. Colin Kaide suspects that many cellphone-related stumbles are kept a painful little secret. “A lot of people aren’t going to admit when they were texting and walked face-first into a wall,” said Kaide, who works in the emergency department at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.
A first-ever ranking of teacher-preparation schools puts Ohio State University at No. 1 while issuing warnings about the low quality of some of Ohio’s other institutions. Ohio State’s graduate-education programs are the only ones in the nation to be highly rated for preparing both elementary and secondary schoolteachers. Only four colleges nationwide earned the top four-star rating for such programs in the stingingly critical report released yesterday on the more than 1,100 teacher-training programs nationwide.
Two of central Ohio’s three adult hospital systems announced an affiliation yesterday that they said builds on a history of collaboration but stops short of a merger. Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center and Mount Carmel Health System said their collaboration will benefit patients, particularly those who have been underserved. But executives said the details are pending.
Larry Ferraris finds peace in his backyard evenings. Quiet. But if the university down the street gets its way, he fears that’s all going away. “Now, when I sit in my backyard, I’m going to be able to enjoy a loud crowd, music … and the PA system,” said Ferraris, 61.