Former Coca-Cola exec, wife to give $30 million to Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame has been given a $30 million donation by a former president and chief operating officer of The Coca-Cola Co. and his wife for a new building to house the university's international institutes.

   The university announced Friday the gift from Donald and Marilyn Keough, which will be used to build Jenkins Hall. The new school will be named after the Rev. John Jenkins, Notre Dame's president.

   The new building will house Notre Dame's institutes for Irish and Asian studies, and provide additional space for the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

   The building will be connected to another recently announced building, Nanovic Hall. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2015 and be completed two years later.
 

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