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KyCIR: Request from donor leads to questionable U of L purchase of vacant Oklahoma factory

By Kate Howard Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting A major donor went to the University of Louisville Foundation in 2014 with a proposition. The company Henry Vogt Heuser Jr. ran for nearly three decades was in bankruptcy. His factory, empty and racking up expenses, was for sale. Would the foundation be interested in making a deal and helping him out? University leaders assured Heuser it would. There...