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ONU junior donates life-saving stem cells

Be The Match drive added more than 300 people to registry

By Wes Mayberry

The opportunity to save a life may not come around often. But when it does, it's important to seize the moment. And that's exactly what Ohio Northern junior Cade Crawford did.

In the spring of his freshman year, Crawford, a wide receiver on the ONU football team, participated in a Be The Match bone marrow donor registration drive on campus during which he had his cheek swabbed.

WSJ ranks ONU no. 1 in Ohio for boosting graduates' salaries

A new ranking by the Wall Street Journal recognizes the quality and value of an Ohio Northern University education. ONU is ranked No. 33 in the nation and No. 1 in Ohio for “salary impact” by the WSJ/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.
According to the rankings, salary impact “measures the extent to which a college boosts its graduates’ salaries beyond what they would be expected to earn regardless of which college they attended.”
ONU is also highly rated in the publication’s overall ranking of the top 400 universities in the country. ONU is No. 96 in the country and second in the Buckeye State. Ohio State is the next highest ranked university in Ohio coming in at No. 222.

Ohio Northern, Heidelberg partner on accelerated law degree

Heidelberg University and Ohio Northern University’s Claude W. Petit College of Law are partnering to accelerates entry into law school for Heidelberg undergrads.

The two universities convened on Ohio Northern’s campus to formalize an agreement that creates a 3+3 pathway to streamline the process for students to complete a bachelor’s degree at HU and pursue their Juris Doctor degree at ONU in six years, instead of the traditional seven.

ONU to host seminar on human trafficking responses

  • Friday, Oct. 6 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • McIntosh Ballroom

Ohio Northern University’s School of Social Sciences and Human Interaction, along with Hardin County Domestic Relations Court, are co-hosting “Identifying and Responding to Juvenile Victims of Human Trafficking Training,” a free seminar for regional criminal justice, social service and child-serving professionals.

The event will be Friday, Oct. 6 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in ONU’s McIntosh Center Ballroom. The seminar will break from noon to 1 p.m.; attendees will have the opportunity to purchase lunch at the McIntosh Dining Hall or local restaurants. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 29. For a full agenda and to register, visit

ONU mourns the passing of alumnus, philanthropist Clayton Mathile

The Ohio Northern University community is saddened by the passing of one of the University’s most successful alumni and biggest champions. Dr. Clayton “Clay” Mathile, BA ’62, Hon.D. ’91, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former University trustee, died on August 26, 2023, at age 82.

ONU Featured in The Princeton Review’s ‘Best 389 Colleges for 2024’

Ohio Northern University is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends ONU in the new edition of its annual college guide, The Best 389 Colleges: 2024 Edition.