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1ersity Continues


Campus Expansi


-Daily-Richard Bloss
MEMORIAL LABORATORY-The brick porti6rn of
ng houses the University's giant reactor, unique in the

Future University expansion will
come largely on North Campus, a
700-acre tract of rolling land lo-
cated a mile northeast of the main
campus area.
Since University President Har-
lan Hatcher broke ground for the
first structure five years ago, seven
units have been completed.
If funds from the State Legisla-
ture are forthcoming, construction
will start on two others this year,
according to John G. McKevitt,
assistant to Vice - President in
Charge of Business and Finance
Wilbur K. Pierpont.
These two structures are the
School of Music Building and the
Cyclotron-Synchrotron of the en-
gineering college.
Music Has Priority
The music school structure will
have priority in construction.
Plans drawn up include a central
administration and service area,
also housing a student center, with
wings on each side.
One of these wings will include
the studios, classrooms and prac-
tice rooms, while the other will
house band and choral rehearsal
halls. .
The proposed building will oc-
cupy 110,000 square feet of land.
An organ recital unit will be placed
behind the administration area.
If a sufficiently large appropria-
tion is granted by the Legislature,
work may also begin on the cyclo-
tron-synchrotron. The i machines
here will be used to speed up elec-
trons and neutrons, respectively,
before these particles are used in
atomic bombarbment. The cyclo-
tron-synchrotron will- be one of
several engineering- college struc-

--Daiy-Ricnard B1oss
NORTHWOOD APARTMENTS-Now in use are 396 living spaces,
with another unit of construction slated to be constructed in the
Another of these structures will Campus Switching Station. This
be the Fluids Engineering Labora- will be used to provide electric
tory, first unit of the Fluids En- power and telephone service to the
gineering Building. This laboratory buildings on the campus.'
will house equipment for observa- One other building should be
tion of beach erosion, breakwater completed this year. This is the
design, and the effects of lake and Printing and Warehouse Building.;
ocean waves on various types of Bid& may be taken soon on the
structures. third unit of Northwood Apart-
In addition, a number of other ments, a housing development for
studies will be carried on in the married students, designed to help
new buildingl These include air alleviate the shortage of housing
pollution and conditioning, fluid for these students.,
mechanics, heat transfer, hydrau- The first two units, containing
lics, chemical distillation and frac- 396 apartments, are now in use,
tionating, and ship and propeller as the University is seeking to
design. make North Campus more than
The other units of the Fluids just' a stepchild of the main area.
Engineering Building are listed as The proposed third unit of the
projects for the distant future, apartment project will add 285
McKevitt says. apartments to hose already oc-
In this same category he includes. cupied.
the Highway Laboratory and Ar- Second Unit Done
chitecture Building. Second section of Northwood
Station Scheduled Apartments was one of the units
Another building which should completed this past year.
be finished this year is the North Another of these recent addi-


tions to the campus is the Aero-
nautical Engineering Laboratory.
Three wind tunnels are housed
in this building. One of these gen-
erates winds of up to 7,500 miles
per hour, ten times the speed of
sound. Experiments of guided mis-
siles .and space satellies are carried
out in this tunnel, which winds
in a closed circle for 300 feet out-°
side the main building.
The two smaller tunnels create
winds with velocities between 750
and 3,000 miles per hour for pur-
poses of research and instruction.
Phoenix Memorial Laboratory
was also completed last fall, al-
though this building has been in
use since its dedication in June,
1955. 'The third floor was just
Peacetime Lab
This building is the only non-
governmental laboratory in the
country used for research in peace-
tiine uses of atomic energy. Alum-
hi and public donations supplied
the $1,700,000 needed to complete
the building, a memorial to the
University's dead of World War
Ford Nuclear Reactor was also
completed in conjunction with
Phoenix Memorial Building. Here
neutron bombardment is carried,
on {in a 40,000 gallon "swimming
pool." This is the nation's most
powerful private atomic reactor.
First building on the campus
was the Mortimer E. Cooley Me-
morial Building, named for the
dean of the engineering college
from 1903 to 1928. This was dedi-
cated in the fall of 1953.
Engineering Research Institute
uses the building for advanced
electronic research. Top secret


government and Industry projects
are carried on here.
Others Completed r
Other completed buildings in-
elude the Automotive Engineering
Building, where instruction and re-
search in automotive fields is
carried on. The building houses 17
soundproofed test cells, in which
experiments on engines .can be
The older-less-used portion 'of
the University library is housed in
the Central Services and Stack

Building, the other North
All these buildings an
in one half of the 700-
Present plans for the o
call for a joint city and 1
project to provide sewer
and improve water distr:
northeastern Ann Arbor,
the North Campus area.
In this section of the
located the sites to be oc
Bendix Co. and Parke, I

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-LDaiy-R1cnard Bloss
IONSTRUCTION -- Nearing completion is the Fluids
ig Laboratory Building, which will house numerous

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