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Meditation Room opens in Union Hall

pastel drawingThe Office of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion announces the opening of a new meditation room, in Union Hall Room 139 (Copper Room), which was developed in response to students’ requests. Though the initial request stemmed from Muslim students on campus who have been looking for prayer space, this room will be open for all students who need quiet time for meditation and reflection. More information and room guidelines can be found online.


CoGo Bikes ready to roll on Mt. Vernon Ave!

bicycle stationReady to pedal? Columbus’ CoGo bike-share program launched yesterday, with Downtown workers and visitors able to buy daily passes for $6 to ride.

The 30 bike-share locations became operational today, with kiosks as far north as the intersection of N. High Street and 2nd Avenue, and as far south as Schiller Park in German Village. Riders can also get bikes in the Arena District, at COSI, at Broad and High streets and at the Main Library and Topiary Park. And there is one right on campus across from the Bookstore, on Mt. Vernon Ave.!

View a map of kiosk locations

You can buy day-passes with a credit card at the kiosks for $6 and annual passes for $75.

Daily users get a receipt with a five-digit code to punch into a bike dock to retrieve a bike. People with annual passes receive a key fob. Riders have to dock their bikes at any kiosk every 30 minutes; those going over that will have to pay $3 more for every half hour.

“Basically we want people to think of this as a transit system, going station to station,” said Frankie Cropper, marketing coordinator for CoGo Bike Share. If you don’t return a bike, you can be charged $1,200; remember, they have your credit card number.

Mayor Michael B. Coleman has pushed biking as a way for the city to become more attractive to young professionals eager for urban living. Columbus has a $2.3 million contract with Portland, Ore.-based Alta Bicycle Share, which includes an agreement to split revenues beyond operating costs.

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Book buybacks start July 29

The Columbus State Bookstore will buy back textbooks and calculators from July 29 to August 2 at the following locations and times:

Columbus Campus – Mon. through Thurs., 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.

Delaware campus – Wed. and Fri. only – 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center – Tues., 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Dublin and Gahanna Regional Learning Centers – Wed., 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Westerville Regional Learning Center – Thurs., 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.


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