UNIVERSITY DISTRICT PHOTO ALBUM- Images of our neighborhood from the past 150 years: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

In the early weeks of the pandemic, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr Amy Acton briefly became celebrities as quarantined Ohioans tuned in every day at 2 to get the latest on "DeWine Time."

April 28, 2020- Senior Crawl 2020 was lightly attended with just a few temporarily reopened bars serving carryout drinks. Social distancing was less than CDC recommendations. The Class of 2020 will do with the loss of their final semester of campus life, most of their friends scattered to distant homes, no going-away parties, no farewell hugs, no final handshakes, and an on-line graduation.

Marathon by moonlight.


Student partying has been largely undeterred by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the mass civil rights protests that followed the murder of African-American George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25, campus was firmly on the side of police victims. Neighborhood residents hung banners and signs, posted to social media, donated, marched, protested, and battled police in defense of black people's right to live.

High St saw numerous clashes between police and protesters. In the aftermath of violent police attacks on protesters downtown on May 30, parties unknown tagged, vandalized, and looted several properties along High St.

"Say Their Names." Art on N 4th St home commemorates victims of police brutality.

Amid the plague, and the economic chaos, the incipient authoritarianism, and the social upheaval, Spring has been extraordinarily beautiful this year.


In the wake of violent first weekend of protests, boarded-up High St storefronts have become a 3-mile-long open-air civil rights art gallery. As much local and relevant art as High St has seen in 20 years.

High St memorial to 22-year-old activist and Ohio State alumnus Sarah Grossman who died days after being pepper-sprayed and tear-gassed by police attacking peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters on May 28. One of several around campus, the Short North, and downtown.


Black Lives Matter murals on plywood covering windows at G&L Carryout, 52 E 5th Ave. Images and quotes from Rosa Parks, James Baldwin, Nina Simone, and Nan.