Beverly Warren

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LYDIA TAYLOR / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, October 9:

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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.”

Beverly Warren and Dave Ruller
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.

Mark Arehart / WKSU

Akron Public Schools announced it’s expanding its college and career academies through a partnership with Kent State University.

KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Kent State University is hoping to make student dining a more efficient and uniform experience across all of its Northeast Ohio campuses. Today ,the university’s trustees approved hiring food contractor Aramark to replace the five different vendors now doing the job.

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