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OSU Eyes New Arts District

Ohio State University wants to spend as much as $200 million over the next decade to create an arts district at the center of campus. The university envisions tying together its arts, dance, music and performing arts buildings, and eventually connecting them to the art galleries, museums and other artistic spaces in downtown Columbus and a trendy district in between known as the Short North. David Manderscheid, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, says the goal is to bring artists, dancers and musicians from Ohio State and the community together to make the city a world-class arts destination. Plans call for Sullivant Hall, Wexner Center for the Arts and Mershon Auditorium to serve as the entrance to the district.