Kent State University

RICHARD SPENCER
WIKIPEDIA

White nationalist Richard Spencer has backed out of public speaking events scheduled at colleges and universities across the country. He’s also dropping lawsuits against schools who blocked his events, including some in Ohio.

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Kent State University’s Board of Trustees today approved a 10-year, $1 billion campus transformation plan, the first since 1996.

The first phase of the plan includes construction of a new College of Business Administration building as part of a new grand entrance to campus.

The $72 million facility would be funded through what Trustee Shawn Riley calls a P-4: a “public-private-philanthropic partnership.”

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Kent State University’s economic impact on northeast Ohio is nearly $3.4 billion a year.  An independent study with those numbers was released Monday by university president Beverly Warren.

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Kent State University’s economic impact on northeast Ohio is nearly $3.4 billion a year.  An independent study with those numbers was released Monday by university President Beverly Warren.

President Warren says she believes the numbers show that the university “elevates the quality of life across the entire northeast Ohio region.”And she says the timing of the study is related to Kent State moving forward with long-range fund-raising and major development initiatives.

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