Ohio State begins first phase of ambitious plan aimed at keeping sophomores housed on campus
- As part of an ambitious initiative to increase student retention and engagement, Ohio State University is planning to offer all sophomores a $2,000 stipend to live in the on-campus residence halls.
- Ohio State is calling the stipend a "fellowship," which will fund such co-curricular activities as internships, service learning, and research, for which the students will work with a faculty mentor (participating faculty members also get a $2,000 grant for taking on the additional responsibility).
- The first phase of the plan will begin in the 2013-14 academic year with 1,000 students composing the pilot group, and Ohio State will add beds to the dorms until they can house 14,000 residents in all before requiring all sophomores to live on campus beginning in 2016.
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Ohio State University is phasing in a plan to house all second-year students in the on-campus residence halls - and they'll get a $2,000 stipend as part of the deal. It's part of an ambitious program designed to increase student retention and development by keeping sophomores on campus, engaged with faculty and involved in co-curricular activities like internships, service learning and research. ...
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