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Oct. 30, 2015

MSU Board of Trustees roundup

At its meeting today, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees gave the university the go-ahead to proceed with a major facilities upgrade and expansion of the Breslin Student Events Center.

The $50 million project will include upgrades on concession areas and concourses, bathroom facilities and elevators.

The project also calls for the construction of a 26,000-square-foot addition that will house the MSU Basketball Hall of History. Among other things, the hall will highlight team and individual accomplishments of the men’s and women’s basketball programs.

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Following are other actions taken by the board at its October meeting.

  • The board authorized the university to negotiate and execute a lease for space in a Detroit location that will be used for MSU’s role in the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation.
  • The university was authorized to proceed with renovations and an addition at the Engineering Research-Hulett Road facility to house the Food Processing and Innovation Center.
  • The board gave the university the go-ahead to plan for the addition of new on-campus space that will house much of MSU’s teaching and research activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

By: Tom Oswald