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Mirror Lake repairs estimated to cost Ohio State almost $25K

Mitchell Andrews / For The Lantern

Repairs to Mirror Lake and the surrounding areas will cost an estimated $24,600, according to Student Life spokesman Dave Isaacs.
Damage was done when an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 students jumped in Mirror Lake Nov. 20, days before the Ohio State football game against Michigan.
Cleanup after the 2011 jump cost about $25,000, with $19,000 worth of damage to the grass and landscaping. The remaining $6,000 in costs came from the university compensation to employees who cleaned and restored the area, Paul Walsh, assistant director of landscape services, told The Lantern in a December 2011 article.
To compare, the average tuition, room and board paid by an undergraduate student attending OSU’s Columbus campus is $20,429 for in-state students and $35,837 for out-of-state students, according to the OSU Undergraduate Admissions website.
OSU defeated Michigan, 26-21, Saturday to complete an undefeated season.
About 16 people were treated at the Wexner Medical Center emergency department and 12 people were arrested in connection with the Mirror Lake jump on Nov. 20, said Ohio State Deputy Chief of Police Richard Morman.

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