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Mirror Lake to be drained, surrounded by fences again

March 29, 2015
Mirror Lake is set to be fenced off starting on Monday as work begins once again to make the campus landmark more sustainable. A well was drilled and tested as a part of a sustainability study that concluded last year, Dan Hedman, spokesman for Administration and Planning, said in an email. He added that the drilling of the well and the testing of the water cost $56,000. The university is now investing in infrastructure so the groundwater well can be a long-term solution for the lake, Hedman said. The project involves draining the lake again and installing pumps, meters and underground piping from the well to the lake. The lake… Read more

Pizza Rustica serves its last slice

March 29, 2015
Pizza Rustica in the South Campus Gateway closed last week, becoming the latest departure from the university-partnered retail district that has struggled with stability in recent years. A sign posted on the restaurant’s door Sunday read: “We are now Closed! We would like to thank everyone for many years of business here at the Gateway.” Joe Horan, a fourth-year in mathematics, had hosted stand-up comedy fundraisers at Pizza Rustica along with members of student comedy organization 8th Floor Improv. He said in an email Friday that the sudden closing of Pizza Rustica was confusing. “When we showed up for the show last (Thursday) night, the owner (Chris diDonato) was there… Read more

‘The Slobs’ looking for their newest member in 2015

March 29, 2015
Much like the rest of the Ohio State football team, the offensive line is bringing back plenty of experience. With four starters coming back to Columbus and just one spot open, it appears as though there’s a two-horse race to become a starting member of what the Buckeyes call “the slobs.” Redshirt-senior Chase Farris and sophomore Jamarco Jones are the frontrunners to replace Darryl Baldwin at right tackle, but offensive line coach and offensive coordinator Ed Warinner said Farris is ahead of the pack. “He hit stride where we thought he was playing really good towards the end of the (2014) season, but you got a starting lineup, we (were)… Read more

Projects of design students on display at Urban Arts Space

March 29, 2015
Lauren Davis has always been passionate about the environment. “Whenever I’d watch The National Geographic channel and a tiger would die or kill a deer, I would bawl my eyes out,” said the fifth-year in interior design. As she and her love for the environment grew, Davis knew she wanted to help preserve it. She was driven by this instinct to create “Flourish,” an environmental education center for children, for her final project that will be featured in the Department of Design Spring Exhibition. The exhibition will showcase the works of 45 undergraduates from the three majors: interior design, industrial design and visual communication design. It will also include the… Read more