Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Education

'Iconic' Ohio State president steps down after joking about 'damn Catholics' at Notre Dame

Ohio State President Gordon Gee is being praised as a leader who reshaped the university after he was rehired in 2007 following an earlier stint as president in the 1990s.

University trustee chairman Robert Schottenstein says Gee, who announced his sudden retirement Tuesday, has a unique style that helped transform Ohio State.

The 69-year-old Gee says the furor over his remarks jabbing Roman Catholics and Notre Dame first reported by The Associated Press last week were only part of his decision to step down July 1.

He also cited his age and the start of a long-term planning process at the university.

Gee says he has regrets about some things he's said but not about having a sense of humor and enjoying life.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.94% up 3.93%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.03% -- 3.03%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.17% up 4.13%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.33% up 3.27%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.12% up 3.09%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.32% up 4.31%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.06% -- 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.05% dw 5.08%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.48% dw 4.50%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.50% dw 4.52%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.93% dw 2.94%  
36 M Used Graph 3.48% up 3.46%  
48 M New Graph 3.22% dw 3.23%  
48 M Used Graph 3.04% -- 3.04%  
60 M New Graph 3.24% -- 3.24%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.39% up 0.38%  
1 yr Graph 0.72% up 0.71%  
5 yr Graph 1.50% dw 1.52%  

See the latest updates on the hottest midterm races from Fox News

Full Elections Coverage →

Keep up with all the 2014 races in

Coverage →