Ohio State Wants You to Start Snitchin'

Tattletales of Ohio State, unite. The university's anonymous tip line started in 2006 has more than paid for itself by catching thieves, villains, and nasty rule-breakers while possibly also deterring would-be evildoers, the Columbus Dispatch writes.

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Tattletales of Ohio State, unite. The university's anonymous tip line started in 2006 has more than paid for itself by catching thieves, villains, and nasty rule-breakers while possibly also deterring would-be evildoers, the Columbus Dispatch writes. From the 126 tips received, OSU police have been able to confirm 19 cases of alleged wrongdoing, including parking-lot attendants skimming parking receipts, an employee who used a university credit card to spend $20,000 on personal goodies, and a former OSU treasurer overstating how much money endowment fund investments made.

Other findings in the never-ending quest for moral perfection, according to the Dispatch:

  • A group of radiology employees at University Hospital East made fun of black neighborhoods as crime-ridden in chalkboard drawings. They were given diversity training.
    • A volunteer coach of the OSU women's rugby club provided alcohol to team members. The coach was fired.
      • A nurse posted a sign in a public area of the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital telling employees: "Make sure you are billing for everything you can." The document was deemed to be "a reminder" and was moved to an area where it couldn't be viewed by patients who might be offended by it.
        • A Fisher College of Business employee had sexually explicit material on his university computer. The employee was reprimanded.
        • Alison Go