News

Franklin U. buys Urbana

Franklin U. buys Urbana

Photo: clipart.com

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — Urbana University in western Ohio will be a subsidiary of Franklin University under a partnership agreement announced by both schools.

The private universities announced the merger in statements and postings on their websites Tuesday. A Franklin spokeswoman says the Columbus school’s purchase of Urbana was effective Monday. Financial terms weren’t released.

Franklin is a commuter and online school serving about 10,000 students annually with a campus in the Brewery District and about a dozen satellite locations. Urbana is a liberal arts school with dormitories, sports teams and about 1,800 students.

School representatives say the partnership will allow Franklin to become more diversified and move into a new market segment. Urbana gets the support of a financially stable institution to help with financial challenges, including long-term debt.

Urbana will be led by a president who reports to Franklin’s administration.

Featured Events

CommunityCalendar620

New Year’s Eve with Elvis

Celebrate New Year’s Even with dinner and dancing to the tunes by authentic Elvis Presley tribute artist Mike Albert.

News

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

randy-travis

A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Foxcatcher."

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."