HYDE PARK — The University of Chicago announced Wednesday that the Harris School of Public Policy will move into a new expanded building by the designer of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The university will renovate a former graduate student residence hall at 1307 E. 60th St. designed by Edward Durrell Stone, who also designed the Aon Center downtown and Radio City Music Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Two university trustees have committed $32.5 million to make the renovation possible.
Dennis Keller, the retired chairman of DeVry Education Group, donated $20 million and King Harris, chairman of Harris Holdings, donated $12.5 million.
The combined gift is the largest in the history of the policy school.
The university will rename a former residence hall Keller Center in honor of the gift.
Harris has requested that $2.5 million of his donation be used to attract new students and further faculty research.
Keller also donated $5 million to the Booth School of Business at the university.
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