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BTN LiveBIG: Buckeyes' Bold Booths bring burst of brilliance to Columbus

You’re rushing around downtown Columbus when you absent-mindedly pull into one of those gray, nondescript city parking lots. But you’re taken completely by surprise when you stumble onto an artistic treasure: The attendant’s booth isn’t some drab box of frowns and dollar bills, but a mélange of soaring steel and glass lines crafted into a large sculpture. These new architectural art projects, part of the city’s effort to revamp its image, garner triple takes. Columbus residents and visitors have Malcolm Cochran, professor emeritus at Ohio State’s Department of Art, to thank for these splashes of creativity. Led by Cochran, a team

BTN LiveBIG: Ohio State attempts to break the cycle of poverty in Columbus

One of the long-standing beliefs in America is the classic Horatio Alger, rags-to-riches narrative — that is, no matter what someone’s circumstances are when they’re growing up, they can achieve success through a combination of hard work and persistence. But those kinds of stories are the exception, not the rule, even in the land of opportunity. According to Cheryl Achterberg, dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University, children who are born and raised in destitution often find their opportunities are severely limited throughout their lives. Part of Ohio State’s historical mission as an