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4:55 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Task Force Issues Recommendations For OSU Marching Band

A four-month review of the culture of Ohio State University's marching band has resulted in recommendations for improvement in band operations, training and university oversight.  

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6:41 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Changing Rooms For OSU Marching Band Designated

Ohio State University has begun designating specific rooms for changing in and out of marching band uniforms during road trips, as part of an effort to undo the band's sexualized culture.

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6:40 am
Fri October 10, 2014

OSU Paying Outside Firms Probing Marching Band

Documents show Ohio State University is paying a total of nearly 900 dollars an hour for an outside investigation studying the marching band culture.

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8:12 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Ex-OSU Band Director Sues, Alleges Discrimination

Fired Ohio State marching band director Jon Waters has filed a federal lawsuit requesting reinstatement on grounds that the university denied him due process. 

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7:21 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Fired OSU Band Director Requests Reinstatement; Cites Flaws In Investigation

Credit Aaron Yerian / The Lantern

The fired director of Ohio State's marching band is formally requesting his job back, citing alleged flaws in a university investigation and a positive performance review issued weeks before he was terminated.

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7:47 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Drake: Waters Likely Won't Be Reinstated

Michael Drake
Credit Ohio State University

Ohio State University's evaluation of fired marching band director Jon Waters lauded him for "courageous" efforts to address attitudes surrounding the band's traditions seven weeks before he was dismissed.

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7:16 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Witness Says OSU Probe Of Marching Band Is Flawed

A witness in Ohio State University's investigation of its marching band says it's "absurd" to suggest fired director Jon Waters was dismissive of sexual harassment.

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7:16 am
Fri August 8, 2014

OSU President Remains Mum About Marching Band Scandal

Former Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters is considering filing a lawsuit against the school.

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6:41 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Marching Band Alumni Working To Get Waters Reinstated

Despite Ohio State University officials standing by their decision to fire marching band director Jon Waters, the band's alumni association says it will continue to work to get him reinstated.

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7:18 am
Tue August 5, 2014

OSU Names Interim Band Directors

Two music professors will be the interim leaders of Ohio State University's marching band, with one focusing on compliance and student safety in the wake of the investigation that led to the director's firing. 

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6:56 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Former Marching Band Director Says He Was Trying To Change The Culture

Former Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters claims cultural changes were underway before he was fired.

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11:50 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Petition Calls For Waters To Return

Nearly 7,500 people have signed their name to an online petition, demanding the rehiring of Ohio State University's former band director.  

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6:55 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Protestors Want OSU Band Director Reinstated

A group of mostly female OSU marching band alumni held a protest on campus yesterday calling for the reinstatement of band director Jon Waters.

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6:54 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Task Force To Examine OSU Marching Band Culture

Ohio State University is expected to announce today it will form a task force to help bring changes after the firing of marching band director Jon Waters amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.

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6:42 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Fired Ohio State Band Director Vows To Clear Name

An attorney says the fired director of Ohio State University's marching band has become a scapegoat for behavior that occurred before his leadership and he'll fight to clear his name.

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7:18 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Ohio State Marching Band Director Dismissed

Ed and Karen Crockett

Ohio State University has fired band director Jon Waters after an internal investigation found that he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.

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