- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has approved renovating a collaborative learning center in Bizzell Memorial Library, among other construction projects.

The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/1YIHLfX ) reports that the board took the action on Tuesday. The project will renovate about 21,000 square feet directly below the Collaborative Learning Center in the library as a digital center. It will cost estimated cost $9.5 million.

University President David Boren says he expects the school will spend $75 million over the next 10 to 15 years to make the library the desired mix of collaborative, research, reading, seminar, technology and collection storage spaces.

Other construction projects approved by regents include storm shelters for students and a cost increase for the renovation of a former student housing facility for use by the English department.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com

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