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Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro Signs Virtualization Licensing Agreement

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 07, 2011 Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro, in conjunction with The Ohio State University, today announced signing an aggregate purchasing agreement with VMware, Inc. projected to generate $25.4 million in direct savings and $155.5 million in indirect savings over the next two years.  The agreement serves all Ohio four-year and two-year campuses, K-12 schools, and state and local governments, as well as related health care communities.

3-Year Degrees Save Students Money

COLUMBUS – OH, October 3, 2011 – Ohio is moving forward with an initiative that will save Ohio students money. The 3-Year Degree plan, required in the 2012-13 state budget, is designed to ease the financial burden on students while still providing them with a quality education. The budget provision calls for state universities to transition ten percent of their programs to three-year degrees in 2012 with 60 percent of programs available in three years by 2014.

Fashion School at Kent State University Designated as Ohio Center of Excellence

COLUMBUS, OH, Sep. 14, 2011 Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro, joined by Kent State University Board of Trustees, today named the The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State an Ohio Center of Excellence in Cultural and Societal Transformation. Ranked as the 3rd best fashion school in the U.S.

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