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Old 12-10-2010, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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" HUNTINGTON — Marshall University’s highest priority project — an applied engineering complex — has been revived, President Stephen Kopp told the Board of Governors on Thursday.

The $50 million complex, which would be built along 3rd Avenue between the Arthur Weisberg Engineering Laboratories and the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Center, was given the go-ahead for funding by the Higher Education Policy Commission on Dec. 3.

The HEPC’ s board met and discussed what projects would be funded with the estimated $70 to $80 million in bond funding that the organization expects to get Senate Bill 612 appropriation.

Among the four new capital projects kept on the list was Marshall’s engineering complex. HEPC Chancellor Brian Noland said Marshall will receive $25 million toward the complex. “It’s very high priority, and this is recognition that it’s a high priority project,” Kopp said. “Not just for us, but for the state.”

Kopp and Noland said state Sen. Robert Plymale, D-Wayne, had a hand in keeping the project among the top priorities, despite it taking up a third of the dollars."


Also of note from the article:

"The expansion approved by the board now includes three phases of engineering: applied research in safety engineering, mechanical engineering, and bioengineering; along with mathematics and physical science. All but the science would be housed in the new engineering complex."

“We’re supportive of (Marshall’s) expansion of Bucks for Brains,” Noland said. “It goes hand in hand with the fundraising for the engineering building.” John Maher, vice president for research at Marshall University Research Corporation, which realizes the interest from the endowments associated with Bucks for Brains, said this will inject some significant dollars into the university’s program. While he wouldn’t specify an amount, $750,000 to $3 million was mentioned during the board of governors meeting."


Print/E-paper exclusive: MU applied engineering complex back on table - The Herald Dispatch

http://webmedia.newseum.org/newseum-multimedia/dfp/pdf10/WV_HD.pdf (broken link)
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Here's an editorial on this with more info from the Huntington Herald-Dispatch:

Editorial: Revived support of engineering project aids MU - The Herald Dispatch
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Here's a picture of the proposed Engineering complex that we be built this year or next:



http://www.herald-dispatch.com/multi...n-and-Industry
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Looks like they have a likely funding plan in place now. It will be interesting to see how much is bonded out because they would like to complete the Engineering complex, the new Art Department building in downtown Huntington and a High-Technology building. There are definately some good things on the horizon for Marshall and Huntington.

MU eyes borrowing for 2 key projects - The Herald Dispatch
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