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A group of students, faculty, alumni and others want to improve African-American culture and diversity at the University of Cincinnati. Professor Ron Jackson of the Black Unity Coalition says the number of black students enrolled at UC has been steadily declining.

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University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono is recommending the school freeze in-state tuition rates for the next school year.  

A press release says the Board will vote on the proposal in June.  

The freeze would apply to undergraduate instructional, general, campus life and the information technology and instructional equipment fee.

President Ono also told the board Tuesday he will not accept a salary increase or bonus payment for the next two years.

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He's been on the job since October but Friday the University of Cincinnati ceremonially welcomed Santa Ono as UC's 28th president.

During his investiture speech, Ono highlighted the university's historic and influential past citing notable graduates and research breakthroughs like Albert Sabin's polio vaccine.  

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University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono is getting a 10-year deal to the lead the school.

The University of Cincinnati trustees Tuesday voted unanimously to pay Ono a base salary of $525,000 per year. That salary will be reviewed annually. He's also eligible for yearly bonuses.

His contract runs October 23, 2012 through October 22, 2022.

Ono will also have use of a university car and have all job-related travel and entertainment expenses reimbursed.

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The University of Cincinnati has a new president. Trustees this morning named Interim President Santa Ono the 28th president of UC.

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One week after President Gregory Williams' abrupt departure, the University of Cincinnati is moving forward with a search for its next leader.

The school's board of trustees voted Tuesday to begin the process of finding a new president.

Interim president Santa Ono is getting a raise to go with his new title. His salary is increasing to $369,000 with a $100,000 bonus. The university is also retiring the remainder of the mortgage on Ono's house ($172,963) in Atlanta.

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University of Cincinnati classes begin Monday. Friday, interim President Santa Ono greeted the incoming first year class during Convocation.

Ono takes the helm from Gregory Williams who resigned suddenly Tuesday. Ono says the transition will be pretty seamless.

“Gregory Williams and I were very, very strong partners. We were a team. We wrote and created the academic master plan together. I intend to continue to support that. We’ve worked very hard and we will continue the momentum with that academic master plan, ‘UC 2019,”’ he says.