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Historical action taken at Central Michigan University

on April 13, 2013

Last Thursday, Aprill 11, the Board of Trustees approved a historic project to build a new Biosciences Building on the Central Michigan University campus.

“In 2009, 450 CMU students majored in biosciences. Today, it’s 920, and more than 7,500 students a year take biology classes,” said President George E. Ross.

The current biology building, Brooks Hall, was built in 1965 and is not an adequate facility to house an increase in students studying in the field and does not have state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, according to CMU.

In fall 2017, the university will open a four-story, 158,934-square-foot building in the middle of campus that will house research facilities, laboratories, 40 faculty offices, an auditorium and classrooms for biology and science studies.

This $95.3 million project will of course result in a 2.47% raise in tuition for the upcoming academic school year.

CMU Music Major Katie Derees said “maybe this was the wrong time, but CMU’s campus has really developed a lot over the years and I think they are attracting a lot of new students with the way they are moving forward.”


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