Regents approve 3 storm shelters for Norman campus

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 19, 2014 at 6:31 a.m.



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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has approved a plan to build three above-ground storm shelters on the Norman campus.

The regents agreed Thursday to use $12 million from general obligation bond proceeds to build the shelters. According to the Tulsa World (bit.ly/1wMwC28), the 4,200-square-foot shelters will be located in three university apartment complexes on campus.

Also Thursday, the board authorized leaders to negotiate a construction management contract with Flintco in preliminary steps for a planned $370 million expansion and renovation of Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

The regents also agreed to hire an architectural firm for the development of a new energy and technology research center.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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