Ohio State Uses CKF Grant to Improve Understanding of Drug Issues and Impacts

Less than a year ago, The Ohio State University founded an interdisciplinary center to study the issues and impacts surrounding the policies and practices related to illicit drugs. Their scholarly impact in the months following is evident in the emerging writing, teaching, and discussion.

Over the summer the Federal Sentencing Reporter published an article by Drug Policy and Enforcement Center director Douglas Berman. Berman posited how as increasingly more state policymakers consider reforms to marijuana laws, they should consider remedying “the past inequities and burdens of mass criminalization.”

Due to the center’s work, OSU’s law school now offers three courses on the evolving legal landscape related to drug policy. In “Cannabiz: Exploring the Legalization of Marijuana,” law students engage on how to provide future counsel on navigating the business practices emerging from legalized medical and recreational marijuana use in dozens of states. And the center will expand the opportunity for others on and off campus to participate in related dialogue at this “Devil in the Details: Funding Effective Rehabilitation and Treatment” panel—one of many events it hosts.

Find the university’s original announcement here. And review the grant agreement here.

06-30-2020 01:56pm

Rivet School: Redesigning the college experience for working adults

In the face of COVID-19 — and with $100,000 in philanthropic support from the Charles Koch Foundation — Rivet announced Pay It Forward, a new program that allows students to enroll and pay no tuition during the course of their studies.

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06-29-2020 03:33pm

Cornell’s Yale-Loehr on Supreme Court’s DACA decision

Stephen Yale-Loehr, a law professor at Cornell and a Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) grantee, commented on the DACA decision in several news outlets, including on National Public Radio (NPR), and in The Associated Press, The New York Times and Chicago Tribune.

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College Pulse survey shows students believe online learning could be improved

The Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) and College Pulse have released the results of a new survey showing that while college students were somewhat underwhelmed with higher education’s rapid transition to online learning, they are optimistic that online learning will improve in the future.

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