University students in Ohio seek 1 billion pennies

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The university's student government on Tuesday began a campus-wide effort that will continue through the end of the school's fundraising campaign in 2013.

The university says a billion pennies is worth $10 million and would stretch 11,837 miles if laid flat.

The university says it already has raised $638 million toward its $1 billion campaign goal.

UC President Greg Williams got the student part of the campaign rolling Tuesday by pouring a coffee mug full of pennies into a collection jar.

UC trustees also contributed a huge jar with thousands of pennies.

The Associated Press

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