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Published February 18, 2014, 05:40 PM

UND renovations include tearing down old buildings

Big changes are coming to UND as students and faculty get ready for renovations and new construction projects.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

Big changes are coming to UND as students and faculty get ready for renovations and new construction projects.

The latest North Dakota legislature was pretty generous to UND, as it gave them a new $122 million school of medicine and money to renovate and add onto the new school of law. But why stop there?

Among other projects, the new Athletics complex is going up and Wilkerson Hall will receive a $25 million improvement. The dining hall will begin construction this May, as it works to update the kitchen and add more space for students.

Along with building up, there is the possibility of tearing down. Around 8 buildings, of which the Era Bell Multicultural Center and Women's Center are included will have to be relocated. But these moves would have been made despite the new construction projects. UND Vice President of University Relations says its all a part of the University's master plan.

Peter Johnson, Vice President For University Relations said, "We will see a number of changes where various kinds of departments and units live in the near future."

Of those 8 buildings either being demolished or relocated, the Era Bell Multicultural Center will be moved into the Memorial Union.

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