Just below Cherry Hall, one of WKU's grandest buildings, sits nearly 200,000 square feet of new student housing, built at a cost of $24 million. There is also a 30,000-square-foot, $10 million alumni center, and a 72,500-square-foot, $14.5 million Hyatt Place hotel scheduled to open in 2015. The New York Times profiled the partnership between WKU and Bowling Green that has impacted both campus and community.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - When Gary A. Ransdell, the president of Western Kentucky University, invites alumni to view this city's redeveloping downtown from his university's hilltop campus, the response is almost always exclamations of surprise. Just below Cherry Hall, one of the 108-year-old university's grandest buildings, sits nearly 200,000 square feet of new student housing, built at a cost of $24 million.
A pair of Iraqi nationals who pleaded guilty to conspiring to send weapons, cash and explosives to al-Qaida in Iraq will be sentenced together in January. U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell has delayed the sentencing of 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and co-defendant, 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi from Dec. 5 to Jan. 3 in federal court in Bowling Green.