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5/29/2014 1:59:00 PM
University of Vermont gets $5 million gift

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont says a $5 million gift will help restore two Victorian-era buildings on campus and expand scholarly research and programs for alumni.

The gift from 1964 graduate Jack Silver and his wife will support improvements to the Billings Library and renovations at the planned Alumni House.

President Tom Sullivan announced the gift — one of the largest to the school in recent years — at a reception Wednesday hosted by the Silvers at their New York City residence.

Sullivan says the gift will transform Billings, the gemstone of the campus designed by H.H. Richardson, into a new home for the University's Special Collections Library, which will be renamed the Jack and Shirley Silver Special Collections Library.

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