Board of Trustees roundup

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Oct 21, 2011

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At its Oct. 21 meeting, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees gave the administration the go-ahead to proceed on a number of campus improvement projects.

Among the projects is a major renovation to Armstrong and Bryan Halls, which are part of the Brody Complex. The work will include all major mechanical, electrical and ventilation upgrades, lighting upgrades, elevator replacement and related improvements throughout the student rooms and common areas. Construction is planned to begin in May 2012.

The board also authorized the university to proceed with another project in the Brody Complex—the replacement of Brody Hall’s 50-year-old utility distribution system.

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

  • The board gave the university authorization to proceed on a new dining hall and food emporium for Shaw Hall. The work also will include improvements to the hall’s lobbies and lounge areas, as well as improvements to elevators and loading docks.
  • The establishment three new departments in the College of Human Medicine was approved. The departments are anesthesia, emergency medicine, and translation science and molecular medicine.