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Oberlin College names its conference center for Peter B. Lewis
Philanthropist donated $5 million toward campaing
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Correction: The college originally said the project is to be done by January 2015. The correct date is January 2016.

Oberlin College will name its new $32 million hotel, restaurant and conference center after the late Peter B. Lewis, the philanthropist and head of Progressive Insurance who died last year. 

Lewis donated $5 million toward a $250 million capital campaign the college began in September 2012. The center will include the hotel, office space and a culinary-training facility.  Oberlin plans to break ground this spring, and t he project should be completed in January 2016.

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