- Associated Press - Friday, March 27, 2015

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Dozens of faculty members at Ohio University have come out against a proposal to spend $1.2 million for an off-campus house for the university president whose on-campus residence has been infested by bats.

More than 80 faculty members of the university in southeastern Ohio signed the letter this week stating their belief that it was a poor use of scarce resources. The letter also argues there should have been more discussion among the university community before moving the president’s residence.

The Ohio University Foundation announced it had entered into a lease-purchase agreement for a $1.2 million home south of campus, The Athens Messenger (https://bit.ly/1BsF9Vq ) reported.

The on-campus president’s residence, built in 1899, already had problems but a bat infestation hastened the decision to relocate President Roderick McDavis and his wife.

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