MSU Board of Trustees roundup

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Jun 22, 2012

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At its June 22 meeting, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees adopted 2012–13 budget development guidelines calling for a $14 per credit hour tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students.

The budget also calls for a $44 per credit hour tuition increase for nonresident undergraduate students.

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The board also approved the purchase of 3.26 acres of property adjacent to the east side of campus. The land will be used for the new site of the College of Music’s Community Music School.

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

The board authorized the university to begin planning for the construction of a new high bay as part of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams project. The facility will be used for the assembly and testing of technical equipment that will be installed in the facility.

The university was authorized to begin planning for a series of energy-saving measures for Anthony Hall. Among the measures are the conversion to digital climate controls, installation of more efficient laboratory ventilation and controls, and cooling tower improvements.

The board approved the merger of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and the Department of Plant Pathology. It will be the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences.