Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: October 28, 2020

October 28, 2020

Buckeye Game Day 2020 Update

In June 2020, OSUDC voted to not host in-person Game Day events this year.

While OSUDC is not hosting official game watch parties this season, all of our OSUDC Partner Bars will be featuring the Buckeyes games all season starting October 24 with sound on. If you are in the neighborhood, please consider supporting these local businesses by ordering carry-out or delivery. Don’t miss the great special offers for Buckeye fans! You can find detailed information on all six of our partner bars throughout the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area on our Buckeye Game Day page.

Should Ohio State fans choose to attend one of our bars in person to watch Buckeye football, please note the COVID protocols in place at our respective bars, listed on our Buckeye Game Day page.

Help send DC-area students to Ohio State!

Our Buckeye Game Day raffles are one of our biggest scholarship fundraisers every year. In lieu of in-person Game Day events, we have a Football Squares fundraiser for every 2020 Buckeye football game! Winners receive a $50 gift card. For the Penn State game on Saturday, October 31, enter the game and choose your squares here. Payment must be submitted to OSUDC within 1 hour of selecting your squares. Please click here for the complete rules and information for our 2020 scholarship fundraiser.

On Sale Now! 2020 OSUDC Buckeye Tailgate Favorites Cookbook

To benefit our Spearman Scholarship Fund, we’ve compiled exciting recipes from your fellow alumni into a digital downloadable cookbook.

Send in your donation of $10 via PayPal (alumni@osudc.org), Venmo (@OSUDC), or Cash App ($osudcgameday) listing “Cookbook [and your email address]” in the notes section. (Sample format: “Cookbook – brutus@osudc.org”)

You will receive a copy of the cookbook via email. With questions, please email mikayla.bodey@gmail.com.

The Legal Meaning of “Sex”: Sexual Orientation, Transgender Issues, and Sexual Harassment

The U-M Club of Washington, DC invites you to join them TONIGHT for a conversation with Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon – recipient of the Association of American Law Schools’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award and one of our greatest legal scholars – on the meaning of “sex” as a matter of U.S. law, focusing on sexual orientation, transgender issues, and sexual harassment.

As pointed out recently in the New York Times, “in 1986, the Supreme Court recognized sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination. Sexual harassment had not entered the lexicon until 1979, when a law professor, Catharine MacKinnon, published a pathbreaking book, ‘Sexual Harassment of Working Women.’ ” This summer’s Supreme Court decision holding that discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community on the basis of sex is illegal stems directly from the work that Professor MacKinnon, the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, has done her entire life – while teaching, practicing law, or through lifelong activism.

Professor MacKinnon’s recent book is “Butterfly Politics”, a collection of the breakthrough moments in which her iconic ideas first saw the light of day, demonstrating to one review that “MacKinnon is a 21st-century thinker, encouraging multidimensional political thinking, precise engagement, principled creativity, imagination, instinct and adaptability.”

Professor MacKinnon will be joined by Marc Spindelman, the Isadore and Ida Topper Professor of Law at Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law. Marc was one of Professor MacKinnon’s students at the University of Michigan Law School. Both Professor MacKinnon and Professor Spindelman are among the country’s leading experts on civil rights and civil liberties; law and sexuality; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights.

October 28, 2020
7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. EDT
Register here

What does it Really Mean to have a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workplace?

Join the Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management and a panel of DE&I experts to discuss what it means to create an inclusive and equitable workplace.

Many organizations are beginning to evaluate their own diversity, equity and inclusion strategies based on the recent rise in racial tensions in our world to further assess how they are helping to reduce or eliminate racial inequality and injustice in the workplace. Additionally, organizations are reviewing their hiring practices and upward mobility opportunities to create a more equitable and inclusive workforce. Join a conversation with DE&I experts who will provide further insights and knowledge from their own personal and professional experiences. They will share how organizations can effectively provide opportunities where ALL employees voices are heard equally, and how organizations can help create a work culture where employees can be their authentic self and feel a sense of belonging.

October 30, 2020
Noon to 1 p.m. EDT
Register here

Redlining Today: How Racial Bias Continues in Housing

Join the Kirwan Institute on November 5 for Redlining Today: How Racial Bias Continues in Housing. Dr. Jason Reece, Assistant Professor in the Knowlton School of Architecture and Michael Outrich, Kirwan Institute Research Associate will discuss racial bias in housing from its origins to the present day. They will also highlight real estate investor grading in neighborhoods and other present day case examples on how racial bias continues in the real estate and housing industries today.

This forum is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Buy a Mask, Raise Money for our Spearman Scholarship Fund!

Purchase a mask and help future Buckeyes make an Ohio State degree a reality. Check out our different options for the masks that will look great and keep you safe!

All proceeds from your mask purchase will go to our Spearman Scholarship Fund – just select “My Alumni Club” and “Washington, D.C.” when you check out! 


Effective January 1, 2020, the OSUDC membership year now runs on the calendar year from January 1 – December 31. For $25, you are a member of OSUDC; for $75+, you are a member of OSUDC and a  sustaining member of OSUAA, which makes you eligible for OSUAA benefits such as football tickets. Membership dues are tax deductible contributions to our OSUAA current use fund that makes programming available to area alumni. Dues can be paid at one time, or you can set up recurring payments.

We offer two ways to become a member:

Option 1) Yearly membership to Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. | Join now

If you simply want to join the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. you can do so for a modest donation of $25 per year. This option is open to both Ohio State alumni and Ohio State fans.

Option 2) Yearly sustaining membership to OSUAA + Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. | Join now

Becoming a sustaining member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association requires a yearly donation of $75 (which makes alumni eligible for football tickets and other great benefits). By allocating a yearly donation of $75 or more to the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C., you will get access to OSUAA benefits and Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. incentives. If you have any questions, please contact our membership chair, Alex Temple, at membership@osudc.org, or our treasurer, Melissa Harto, at treasurer@osudc.org.

Virtual Annual Meeting and Racial Awareness & Change Event Series: Now on YouTube!

Thank you to everyone who joined us live for our recent virtual events! Our 2020 Annual Meeting from Thursday, August 13, and our Racial Awareness & Change Event Series: Our Story from Wednesday, September 23 can be viewed on our new YouTube channel. (While you’re there, please subscribe! Once we have 100 subscribers, we can use our custom URL to make the channel easier to find.) 

Pictured above, from top left: OSUAA President Molly Ranz Calhoun; OSUDC Vice President & Game Day Chair Melissa Wasser; OSUDC President David Turkaleski; from bottom left: OSUDC Secretary Jenn Rubenstein; OSUDC Treasurer Melissa Harto; OSUDC Scholarship Chair Stephanie Rosner

Upcoming Events Calendar
Keep up with all of our upcoming events on our website! You can easily export the events you’re interested in attending to iCal or Google Calendar.

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