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7:12 am
Fri June 26, 2015

OSU Denies Defaming Waters

Ohio State University is denying in court filings the defamation claims raised by former marching band director Jon Waters.

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11:13 am
Fri May 29, 2015

Judge Denies Waters Access To OSU Trustee Records

A federal district judge has denied fired Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters broad access to the board of trustees' records he claimed could help prove his gender discrimination lawsuit.

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6:37 am
Fri May 15, 2015

OSU Names Interim Marching Band Director

Christopher Hoch
Credit news.osu.edu

Ohio State University has named an associate marching band director as the interim replacement for Jon Waters, who was fired last year for turning a blind eye to a sexualized band culture.

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12:45 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Waters Files Second Lawsuit

Fired Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters filed a new lawsuit today claiming the university has so damaged his reputation that he cannot get work "despite his previous renown."

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6:55 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Waters: OSU Board Of Trustees Directly Involved In His Termination

Jon Waters
Credit WCBE files

Fired Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters says the board of trustees was directly involved in his dismissal and is asking his legal review be broadened to include other employment actions by board members. 

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2:29 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Judge Allows Waters' Discrimination Lawsuit Against OSU To Proceed

Judge James L. Graham
Credit WCBE Files

A federal district judge has ruled fired Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters' lawsuit against the school may proceed.

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6:54 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Lawyers For Ohio State, Fired Band Director Spar In Court

Jon Waters
Credit thelantern.com

A federal judge has rigorously questioned both sides in fired Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters' civil-rights lawsuit ahead of deciding whether the case should proceed. 

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6:26 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Hiring Waters' Replacement Taking OSU Longer Than Expected

Hiring a replacement for fired Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters is taking longer than the school originally anticipated.

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2:09 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Judge Reschedules Hearing On OSU's Request To Dismiss Jon Waters' Lawsuit

Former Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters
Credit alumni-osu.edu

A federal district judge has rescheduled a hearing to weigh Ohio State University's request that a civil rights lawsuit by former marching band director Jon Waters be dismissed.

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8:13 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Waters Applies For Old Job

Jon Waters
Credit artsandsciences.osu.edu

A federal district judge has scheduled a March 5 hearing in Columbus to consider Ohio State University's request that former marching band director Jon Waters' wrongful termination lawsuit be dismissed.

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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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