At its April 15 meeting, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees adopted new room-and-board rates for the 2015-16 academic year.
Under the new rates, students living in on-campus residence halls will see their rates increased by 2.75 percent, the lowest increase in 18 years.
However, rates for university apartments – Spartan Village and University Village – will remain unchanged from last year.
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Following are other actions taken by the board.
- A proposal to create the Plant Resilience Institute, a new unit to organize MSU research in the area of plant stress, was approved.
- The board authorized the university to proceed with planning for renovations of the Engineering Research Complex to accommodate an expansion of the Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies.
- The appointment of Gary Hoppenstand, a professor of English, as secretary for academic governance was approved.