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Ohio State President Gordon Gee to retire

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Following a week of controversy and apologies, OSU's embattled president plans to retire.

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Following a week which saw Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee issue seemingly apology after apology in the aftermath of a firestorm related to a controversial tape released from a December meeting of the Ohio State Athletics Council, a Columbus Dispatch report Tuesday revealed that Gee will retire on July 1, 2013.

"Without question, the university has achieved remarkable success, and it has been my honor and calling to lead. Ohio State is well-positioned for the future. I love this university, and my relationship with it will continue," an email from Gee said.

This marked Gee's second stint with the Buckeyes after having moved back from Vanderbilt where he served as the chancellor from 2001 until 2007. Previously, Gee had left Ohio State in January of 1998 to take the presidency of storied Brown University.

Former Ohio State Provost Joseph A. Alutto will serve as the interim president until the Ohio State board of trustees are able to identify a replacement.