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With his whole heart

Howard M. Johnson found love, a passion for science and a bright future — all on a campus hundreds of miles from home. With generosity, he and his late wife are lighting the way for others.

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Buckeyes are taking on human trafficking

Driven by love and grit, Esther Flores ’01 has created havens where victims of human trafficking can fulfill basic needs and find respite. This edition of the magazine also explores Ohio State through the lens of its longtime photographer, a day in the life of a campus police officer and ways to make your own kite.

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Ohio State Airport’s No. 1 destination may surprise you

Peek inside the airport’s logs to find out where leisure and business travelers, Buckeye aviators and more are flying.

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Five ways to up your good-leader quotient at work

Associate Professor Jia Hu takes us beyond the buzzword and into the heart of what it means to successfully manage a team.

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Ripe for Change: Conversations about Race in America

A four-part series of online discussions explores how race and surrounding issues challenge our community. Listen in.

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Rare earth

In just a handful of soil, Rattan Lal ’68 PhD sees the key to feeding people, to preserving their land for generations, to making Earth a better place for all of us.

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How painting helped him cope with OCD

Former tennis player Jeff Sparr is dedicated to helping others build mental wellness through creativity, just as he did.

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At 18, she’s graduating high school and college

Getting a head start on her mission to cure MS, the determined Lizzie Chung is driven by her family’s experience.

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Youngest board member already knows her purpose

Melissa Wasser ’17 MA, ’17 JD is dedicated to paying forward and helping students get the opportunities she had.

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This generous leader brings others along

A pioneer in wireless technology, Matt Desch ’80 devotes his attention to stockholders and students alike.

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Ohio State coach Karen Dennis: A leader for all

A Buckeye to be proud of, the newly retired coach spent her life racking up wins and showing women belong in leadership.

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