Columbus Business First reports that Ohio State has approved a $2.37 billion 5-year capital plan to support Framework 2.0 and the university's strategic plan. It is an historic number for Ohio State as the university delivers on major projects identified in the campus master plan.
As reported by the outlet, classroom and laboratory buildings make up 47% of the new projects, and 39% are for OSU Wexner Medical Center.
“That’s really a healthy balance,” said Jay Kasey, Ohio State's senior vice president in the Office of Administration and Planning.
On the evening of June 5, the College of Dentistry hosted a reception and "groundbreaking" event for its $95M facility -- the new Postle Hall.
The event was attended by about 85 guests who included the university's President Michael Drake, Provost Bruce McPheron, architects and others involved in the construction project, as well as donors, alumni, and friends of the college. The event was emceed by Jimmy Schooley, a fourth-year dental student and president of the Student Government Association.
Dean Patrick Lloyd spoke first about the significance of the event. He said, "This is a truly historic moment...