MU To Spend $92 Million On Building Projects

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MU's historic columns stand in front of Jesse Hall on the Columbia campus. |Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

The University of Missouri Board of Curators approved $92 million in campus improvement projects for the Columbia campus, including $71 million to start tearing down and replacing three older residence halls. Some curators questioned the timing and whether the school should be committing to such a large project now. Supporters said MU doesn’t have enough space to handle student demand and that the buildings have high maintenance costs. The bulk of funding for the project will come from bonds supported by residence hall revenue.

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