Transylvania University plans to replace 2 dorms

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Transylvania University in Lexington plans to tear down two aging dorms and build at least two new ones -and possibly a third - as part of a modernization effort aimed at attracting more students to the liberal arts college.

University Vice President Marc Matthews told the Lexington Herald-Leader the Clay and Davis dorms are "basically barracks" and not up to the standards of a 21st Century living facility.

The university applied to the city Board of Adjustment late last month to tear down two halls on campus - Clay, a freshmen dorm, and Davis, an upperclassman dorm.

The application also asks for permission to build a dorm close to Clay and Davis dorms. University officials said this week that the prospective third dorm is years away.

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