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Ohio State's Gee wants to freeze tuition
Ohio's biggest university also announces President Obama will speak at the spring graduation ceremony
by WKSU's IDA LIESZKOVSZKY


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Ohio State University made two big announcements today. One is that President Obama will speak at its spring commencement. The other is OSU President Gordon Gee wants to freeze tuition next year.

He told a statehouse committee today that it makes sense.

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Gee: "First and foremost, I am convinced that this is the right thing to do for our students and our families in Ohio. And given the creative funding strategies that you all have allowed for us, whether it be construction reform or less bureaucratic responsibilities we are now in a position to make college more affordable."

Gee also said some other changes proposed for higher education funding should help hold the line on tuition in the future.

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