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Look inside a custom-built University Park home priced at $9.5M, complete with travertine from Italy

The house at 4020 Glenwick Lake is a custom-made, five-bedroom, five-bathroom and two half-bathroom home. Designed and built in 2019 by SHM Architects and Tatum Brown Custom Homes, the home is 10,111 square feet.

Listing agent Amy Detwiler called it a “contemporary masterpiece” that is like “art that illuminates at night”. She noted that the home features travertine throughout, all imported from Italy.

Past the exterior gate at the entrance of the home and through a courtyard, large windows look through the entrance and into a formal dining room.

Adjacent to the dining room, the two-story living room has views of the yard and pool through floor-to-ceiling windows and is accented by a fireplace. The living room has access to an outdoor patio and sits next to the kitchen.

The kitchen features dark flooring, countertops and a center island that contrast with the warm-toned cabinets along the walls of the

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Former tech CEO gets home confinement for bribing son’s way into Georgetown University

A former technology executive was sentenced Monday to one year of home confinement for paying $300,000 to bribe his son’s way into Georgetown University as a tennis recruit, even though the son did not play tennis.

Peter Dameris, of Pacific Palisades, California, appeared before a Boston federal court judge via video because of the coronavirus pandemic. He pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. His sentence also included a $95,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

Prosecutors had recommended a sentence of 21 months of home confinement along with a fine of $95,000. Dameris’ lawyers asked for probation only, saying he deserved leniency to help care for a son who has leukemia.

U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns said he took the medical considerations into account in the sentence, along with an “outpouring” of support from friends and family

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Jim Sowle’s New Franchise Expands Fresh Coat Painters into Park Cities, Highland Park, University Park and NW Dallas

Fresh Coat Painters of Highland Park serves Park Cities, Highland Park, University Park and Northwest Dallas.

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas (PRWEB) September 21, 2020

After a career in business leadership, Jim Sowle is pleased to announce the launch of his new, local company – Fresh Coat Painters of Highland Park.

Fresh Coat Painters offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, sealing and staining; pressure washing; popcorn ceiling and wall paper removal; and drywall repair. Fresh Coat Painters of Highland Park has a 24/7 receptionist, online scheduling and free detailed quotes, and they only use high-quality materials. Fresh Coat Painters of Highland Park serves Park Cities, Highland Park, University Park and Northwest Dallas.

“Fresh Coat Painters has a proven system that is built around a focus on quality and customer service and I’m looking forward to bringing that to my community. We have skilled, background-checked painters, so we

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University of South Carolina announces tuition freeze

During the State of the University address, President Bob Caslen announced the university’s next steps in response to COVID-19, including a tuition freeze.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The University of South Carolina announced a tuition freeze for the next academic year to lessen the financial burden on students caused by the coronavirus. 

University President Bob Caslen outlined the plan during his State of the University address Wednesday, Sept. 30.  

During the address, Caslen spoke about the university response to COVID-19, as well as additional steps for USC as the state’s flagship university. This includes “expanding access to underserved residents and boosting its research enterprise,” according to the university. 

This was Caslen’s first State of the University address as president of USC. He began the address by thanking UofSC researchers and staff. 

“The very fact that our campus is open and has remained open; the fact that we are delivering education to

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$6.8 million in improvements to 24th Street delight university | Articles

CORRIDOR THROUGH CREIGHTON CAMPUS IS REDESIGNED TO PRIORITIZE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

Creighton University celebrated improvements Thursday to 24th Street, which runs through the heart of the university.

The City of Omaha contributed $3.9 million and Creighton $2.9 million, the university said.

The project is designed to slow traffic, making

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University of Northern Iowa’s Gallagher Family Foundation Pledges $1 Million To Renovation

September 15, 2020

UNI NEWS SERVICES – The University of Northern Iowa’s Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center has received a $1 million gift from the family foundation whose name adorns the building. The Gallagher Family Foundation has pledged $1 million toward the estimated $14.5 million renovation of the 20-year-old facility.

“When the late Ed and Cathy Gallagher gave their original gift toward a performing arts center at UNI, they envisioned a facility that would serve as a beacon for arts and music—a cultural center that would enrich the quality of life across the Cedar Valley and the state of Iowa,” said UNI President Mark A. Nook.

At the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center’s opening in 2000, it boasted nearly 100,000 square feet of space designed to host 140 events annually, serving 12,000-14,000 guests in a superb acoustical environment. Today, the Gallagher Bluedorn hosts more than 600 events annually, serving more

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Syracuse University hopes Carrier Dome renovation allows students to use it as study space, use Club 44 as a classroom

Syracuse, N.Y. — With large spaces at a premium because of the coronavirus pandemic, Syracuse Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala said Syracuse University is hoping that the school’s Carrier Dome renovation will allow students to utilize the space to study and even take classes.

Sala dropped the interesting study space idea during a teleconference with reporters to provide an update on the project as it heads into its final two weeks. Sala said the deadline for the project remains Sept. 18, eight days before the school is set to host Georgia Tech in football in the first competition in the new building. He noted that remains a tight deadline but expressed his belief the school would hit it.

This year’s portion of the renovation includes a new roof, center-hung scoreboard, videoboards, sound system and improvements to better comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The school was

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