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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, ' 967

THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY, AUGUST 29. 1967

aong-Range Needs, Financing Guide

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provided through the federal gov-
ernment's college assistance acts
and such agencies as the National
Institute of Health. Private grants
received a big increase this year
through the $55 million fund rais-
ing drive. The University also
takes loans on profit-producing
ventures, such as parking struc-
tures and sells bonds. Student fees
finance only a small part of the
total construction program.
The planning behind currently
approved priority facilities was be-
gun at least 10 years ago. Available
space and future needs had to be
determined far in advance. Just as
in 1892, when the University de-
cided to buy land a remote four
blocks from crowded Central Cam-
pus for its new hospital; so in
1951 another predicted space pinch
led to the purchase of the North
Campus area.
Detailed studies of the future of'
Central Campus, the medical area,
North Campus, and the routes con-
necting them have proven this
purchase to be a sound invest-
ment and made the University the
envy of most universities. An im-
portant decision has already placed
the School of. Music on North
Campus and the entire Engineer-
ing College is to be moved there
in five phases, to be completed by
1980.
This plan would leave Central
Campus to the other schools and
allow space for the medical center
to expand.
The Residential College has been
selected between the medical cen-
ter and the entrance to North
Campus on a site which is now a
city golf course. Funding will be
delayed but it is projected that
with, its completion, one long, but
unified campus will be the result.
The residential program is tem-
porarily being housed in a portion
of East Quadrangle.
Although the commitment for
the facilities is firm, the arrange-
ments may not be ready for con-
struction for more than a year. If
the concept proves as glamorous
as expected, other units may be
established on the far end of North
Campus.
But despite strikes and funding
problems, actual construction to-
day dots the campus and signs
mark the location of other major
facilities which are approved,
funded and soon to be built.
The most conspicious site today
is that of the $16.8 million Dental
school building, which stands in
back of Health Service. The Old
Dental School facility is scheduled
for demolition in the winter of

1968 to make way for a section of
the new building. The entire facil-'
ity will be ready by late 1969,1
funded mainly by the state andI
partly by federal project grants.1
Soon to begin a $5.2 millionz
addition to the General Library,£
which will add space for 700,000
volumes and 740 badly-needed
study carrells. This will relieve a
space shortage which has forced
storage of more than 300,000 vol-
umes in the past few years. A rare
book room with a 100,000 volume"
capacity, a map room, manuscript
rooms and new cataloging facil-
ities will add to the quality of the
eight-story unit, to be connectedt
to the back of the existing build-t
ing. Construction will begin this.
fall and completion is scheduled
for summer, 1969.
A new administrative office
building is rising directly in back
of the old administration building.
When completed, this spring, the
administration offices will be
moved and the old building will
be converted to provide much-
needed literary college office space.
On the medical campus, a ten-
year expansion program to meet
the needs brought out inda study
completed in 1965 is under way.
The study found that existing
facilities will not be adequate to
provide the minimum opportuni-
ties of medical education in 1975.
The biggest project is Medical
Science II Building, which will be

ready for occupancy next year. in the fall of 1968 and will op- signed to be a combination of the
This building has classroom and erate closely with the College of modern and traditonal stage. It
laboratory space which will per- Engineering. is to be funded partly through
mit the completion of a transfer Another automotive grant has gifts and partly from 'student fees,
of medical school departments not built the $1.4 million Chrysler but construction has been held
now in the medical campus area Center for Continuing Engineer- up until arrangements are worked
and will allow overcrowded literary ing Education, which opens this out. It would provide a site for
college and pharmacy units to fall. Located next to North Cam- major dramatic presentations and
move into the East Medical Build- pus Commons, the facility will be avoid the need to use Hill Audi-
ing, emptied by the move. connected with the Engineering torium which was not designed
On the other side of the hos- Graduate studies. for stage productions.
pital, the C.S. Mott Children's Housing, also, has been ex- Another high priority item is a
Hospital is nearing completion. panded to North Campus, in major building for the college of
Supported by the private Mott anticipation of the increasing Architecture and Design on North
Foundation, it represents a major programs. The $8.1 million Bur- Campus, to replace the present
addition to the, hospital's clinical sley and $4.1 million Vera Baits building which was built for only
facilities and will allow expansion dormitory complexes will both be a third of the current enrollment.
of pediatrics studies and relieve open this fall. and their conven- A 21 acre site has been set aside
units of the Hospital building. ience will improve when more and first appropriations have been
Another privately funded project classes are held on North Campus. requested for summer 1969. The
is the Upjohn Center for Clinical Married student housing, as building currently being used till
Pharmacology which will begin to well, will get a 400 unit expansion then be converted for use by the
rise behind the Hospital in the when the $7.5 million Northwood literary college.
sprng.Thi wi bea mjorPha- I cople isstatedthi fal. A $4.7 million 'School of Edu-
aceuti hissea ch famaji Phar- IV complex is started this fall, cation building has also been sug-
mcuiareerhfclt.Te$6.4 million UniversityI gested in order to move the educa-
Another major project which Events Building will open to its tn scdoo to North Campus,
will begin next spring is the $6.6 first basketball game in Decem- tion moe sp is amlI
million first phase of a building ber, a year behind schedule, due the meantime, University High
for the School of Public Health to a construction accident, which School whose students are being
in the medical center. Funded by damaged its roof supports and to transferred to the new Huron High
federal and private grants, it will several construction strikes, School, will be remodeled and
be completed in 1970, at which But, the projects mentioned receive an addition for the sole
time the $4.5 million second phase represent just a fraction of the use of the University. Current
will begin which will allow the plans which are slated for the plans call for that work to begin
school to double its enrollment. near future. When means for fin- next summer.
On the North Campus, grants ancing them have been arranged, And even these projects repre-
from the Automobile Manufact- each of the following will be pri- sent just a fraction of the ex-
ures Association are building a $4 ority items. pansion possibilities under consid-
million Highway Saftety Research The University Theatre, to be eration by the administration. A
Center at the far end of the located on the corner of Huron list for the next 10 years covers
campus. This facility will open and Thayer Streets, has been de- over 100 needed facilities.

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