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July 17, 2018
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OU looks at $154M plan to overhaul dorms
(WOUB) - Ohio University trustees today are expected to consider a plan for bringing some of the school's aging residence halls into the 21st century.

A $154 million proposal calls for overhauling about a quarter of the dormitories over ten years. Window air conditioners would be replaced with central air, bad plumbing and worn-out windows would be changed out, and some common areas would get new leather couches, fireplaces and widescreen TVs.

Student room-and-board costs would increase six percent a year for five years to help pay for the plan.

Some students wonder if the upgrades are necessary. Sophomore Lauren Blalock says she doesn't need a fancy place to live.

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