We're living in uncertain times during the COVID-19 outbreak, but Ohio is gonna get through it together – and have some fun along the way.
Everybody's hurting from this crisis, and Ohio State students certainly are no exception.
Many Buckeyes are facing financial issues they simply cannot meet including housing concerns, losses of income, food insecurity, travel expenses, and a lack of access to resources needed for online education.
Ohio State has set up a grants program to help.
The Together As Buckeyes emergency grants program, funded primarily by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is available to all students — undergraduate, graduate and professional — through the Student Financial Aid office. The size of these grants will vary based on each student’s circumstances.
“This program will assist students who are having difficulty with living expenses or facing other unexpected financial challenges related to the disruption of campus operations due to this pandemic,” said President Michael V. Drake in an email to students.
If a student needs assistance, all they need to do is complete a one-page Emergency Request form and provide any supporting documentation, then the financial aid office will determine eligibility.
Times are tough. Don't be shy to ask for help when you need it, and be quick to give help if you can offer it. We're all in this together.
- Ohio has 13,250 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 538 deaths.
- Urbana University is closing because of the COVID-19 crisis.
- Nearly 2,000 Marion County inmates test positive for the coronavirus.
- OHSAA officially cancels spring sports because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some Good News
With all the insanity of today's reality, John Krasinski (also known as "Jim" from The Office) has been doing a fantastic job giving us some lighthearted *good* news with his weekly YouTube show aptly named Some Good News.
This week's episode features a weather report from Brad Pitt, a live report from the International Space Station, and an online prom featuring Billie Eilish, the Jonas Brothers, Chance the Rapper, and Rainn Wilson.
Needless to say, it's fantastic content.
Humans Being Human
Joe Burrow's been no stranger to helping out his hometown of Athens, Ohio, and he's doing what he can once again amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
The same week he's going to receive a life-changing phone call, he's making a few memorable calls himself, sharing his appreciation for some local Lowes employees who are working throughout the quarantine.
As I look forward to getting a call Ill never forget later this week, I wanted to call a few special people at @loweshomeimprovement in my hometown to thank them for everything they do for our community, staying strong in good times and bad. Its hardworking folks like these who make me so proud to be from Athens, OH #HomeUnitesUs #LowesPartner
Joe kindly offers them to join him at one of his upcoming games. Thankfully, they won't have to travel too far.
Take Me Home
Linebacker highlight reels are decidedly unsexy, but AJ Hawk was one of the best to ever do it, so we're going to just go ahead and roll that tape.