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Sept. 8, 2016

MSU Board of Trustees roundup

At its Sept. 8 meeting, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees adopted apartment rates for the 2017-18 academic year for University Village Apartments and the newly constructed 1855 Place.

Academic year 2017-18 will be the first year of leasing for the 1855 Place studio, two-bedroom and four-bedroom single student apartments, and four-bedroom townhomes. Student leases for Spartan Village apartments will end by July 2017.

The 1855 Place apartments offer students one all-inclusive cost, which includes furnishings, electricity, heating, air conditioning, high-speed Internet, in-unit laundry facilities and more.

Located on Harrison Road, 1855 Place offers convenient access to academic facilities, as well as a grocery-light marketplace, Starbucks, Spartan Spirit Shop and other amenities.

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

  • The 2016-17 preliminary enrollment report was presented to the board. This year’s enrollment is expected to be around 50,270 students. It’s estimated that approximately 39,000 of those students are undergraduates and that about 73 percent of them are from the state of Michigan.
  • The board authorized the university to proceed with a construction project titled, “Data Center – Business Continuity and High Performance Computing.” To be located on the southeast side of campus, the facility will address MSU’s needs for expanded computer capacity and better security.
  • The board approved the purchase of the MSU Federal Credit Union Building on Crescent Road.
  • A number of personnel items were approved, including the appointment of Norman Beauchamp as dean of the College of Human Medicine, effective Oct. 1.

By: Tom Oswald