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Ohio State Campus News

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by ScriptOhio, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Columbus-area businessman and former Ohio State homecoming grand marshall Tom Davis donated $1.4 million to the university, which plans to use the funds to erect a 75-foot clock tower in the public square west of Nosker Dorm and between Lane and Woodruff Avenues. It's all part of an ongoing revamp of north campus.


    Construction is scheduled to start next summer.

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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Crews begin to raze Long's Bookstore near campus


    The original Long’s Bookstore building, a landmark for decades across from the Ohio State University campus, is coming down.

    Demolition crews began razing the back half of the building on Thursday. It soon will be replaced by a plaza featuring a high-rise hotel. It's part of the redevelopment project that is supposed to transform the neighborhood just east of campus.

    The Long’s building at 1836 N. High St. has been empty for more than a decade, and time has taken a toll. Water leaks through the roof, and there’s been no power. The elevators haven’t been inspected for years, so they could not be used to bring things down and out.

    “The building is a wreck,” said Bob Singleton, a 1972 Ohio State graduate and long-time University District resident who toured the building with a group in August.

    Ben Brace, a local real estate agent who also toured the building, was even more blunt: “It’s a piece of crap.”

    So much for nostalgia.

    Still, there are certainly scores of OSU alumni who remember buying their textbooks there. (And reselling them at the end of the quarter for much less.) and that's no shit!!!

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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    The Ohio State University has announced a restoration project for historic Mirror Lake and the surrounding areas and has begun the draining process.

    From an Ohio State release:

    In November 2013, the university began exploring ways to make the lake more sustainable. A series of modifications over many decades had resulted in a body of water that was both polluted and leaking, requiring consistent maintenance and creating thousands of gallons of waste water daily.

    The restoration announced today will return Mirror Lake to a more natural and sustainable state — closer to its historical form — while emphasizing improved stormwater management, reducing chemical water treatments, increasing overall biodiversity, and more.

    In addition to the lake, Oxley and Pomerene Halls as well as Browning Amphitheater are being renovated to "create modern learning environments for students and faculty."

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  4. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    In non-building news, the campaign broke the $3B mark to finish up. Original goal was set at $2.5B.
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  5. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    That is a sad sight. For many years, I went to Long's Bookstore, who very kindly donated previous editions of college textbooks to me. I would then put them into US Post Office Mail Bags and send them by the cheapest possible route to my offices. There are hundreds of books in African university libraries that carry a "donated by Long's Bookstore, Columbus, Ohio" sticker in the front. In fact, I saw a student reading one in a library just a week ago.

    Life changes and things move on but I will always remember wandering around that back room that they are gutting above, finding books for college kids that had none.
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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Ohio State to build new Medical Center tower that will be the largest single construction project that it's ever undertaken.

    New hospital envisioned as centerpiece of a national flagship academic medical center

  11. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    and been using it on dates ever since
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  12. Zippercat

    Zippercat Senior

    With a little salt?

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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  14. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Glad to hear it. Was bummed to see it drained and under construction when I visited the campus for the first time in awhile back in March.
  15. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    I got one of the dedicated pavers you can buy that will go around Mirror Lake. My debt-free OSU education was paid for largely by my grandparents putting some money away for it when I was born, which then grew nicely (with the remaining and smaller share being covered by my own summer and part-time work) so a paver in their memory on the OSU campus seemed like a good call.

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