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St. Louis, St. Paul, Richmond, Boston — cities across the country have dismantled, torn down or removed their statues honoring the explorer Christopher Columbus. One of the more recent and more surprising additions to that list is his namesake: Columbus, Ohio. The city once had three Christopher Columbus statues.

Construction crews recently dismantled a marble statue on the campus of Columbus State Community College, loading it piece by piece onto a flatbed truck to be put into storage.

A small Columbus statue still stands on the lawn of the statehouse.

The head portion of the Christopher Columbus statue was taken off Friday morning and taken away on a flatbed truck.
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After Friday, Christopher Columbus will no longer stand at Columbus State Community College.

Columbus City Hall statue outside Columbus City Hall
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A statue of Christopher Columbus at City Hall will be taken down, Mayor Andrew Ginther announced Thursday.

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Columbus State Community College announced Tuesday that it will "dismantle and store" a statue of Christopher Columbus on its downtown campus.

Columbus State Community College

Franklin County voters approved a $300 million bond issue for improvements at Columbus State Community College. It was the community college's first-ever bond issue

Columbus State President David Harrison in the school's transfer center.
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Columbus State Community College has a growing slate of deferred maintenance required for old buildings, and a wishlist of new facilities to build. For the first time, the school is asking voters to borrow money to help pay for capital needs around campus.

Columbus State's Bond Issue

Mar 5, 2020
The campus of Columbus State Community College.
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Franklin County voters on March 17 will decide the fate of a $300 million bond issue for Columbus State Community College.

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Columbus State Community College has opened a new office meant to connect businesses with employees through a set of new training programs.

Groceries and a sign for Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State Community College which is operated by the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
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The Mid-Ohio Foodbank opened another location on Wednesday in a unique location — a market on Columbus State Community College’s campus. 

Mitchell Hall And The Growth Of Culinary School

Aug 15, 2019
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A new culinary arts center has opened at Columbus State Community College in an 80,000-square-foot building that will include a culinary theater, teaching kitchens, and also house a restaurant and bakery cafe. 

But Mitchell Hall -- named for lead donor and restaurant mogul Cameron Mitchell -- is more than just a wanna-be chef’s dream; it reflects a growing interest in the culinary trades as a profession. 

Today on All Sides: U.S. culinary schools, the business model and their growing popularity.

Tech Tuesday: Closing The Skills Gap in Tech

May 21, 2019
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Microsoft plans to train 15,000 people in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, cloud and data engineering as part of a movement to close the tech skills gap.

The tech giant is looking ahead to 2022 when as many as 133 million new jobs will have been created from new technologies. The problem is finding enough people to fill those roles.

Coming up on Tech Tuesday, we’ll hear about an apprenticeship program at the Columbus branch of Accenture, a professional-service company and consulting firm. 

That’s today on All Sides with Ann Fisher.

Amanda Wisniewski (right) and friend Caitlin Wingfield, who she met on the job, enjoy a Columbus crew game.
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Amanda Wisniewski discovered her niche while processing specimens at medical testing company, LabCorp.

“I found what I wanted to do forever, because something just clicked,” she says. “Working on the robotics and fixing the problems, it was the highlight of my day.”

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The Columbus State Foundation is running a feasibility study for a potential $300 million, 30 year bond issue to support facility upgrades and maintenance.

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Columbus State Community College won an award Tuesday from the organization Achieving the Dream for increasing student success and decreasing achievement gaps.

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Around 60 Central Ohio students will come to Columbus State Community College for "capture the flag" on Friday. But it's not like the schoolyard game many kids are used to - rather, it's a cyber security challenge that organizers hope will energize students to join the growing field.

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