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UM Curators Seek to Build on Recent Turnaround

Jesse Hall's south exposure.
Nathan Lawrence / KBIA

Over the past two years, MU has made substantial gains in financial stability, enrollment and reputation with state government, UM President Mun Choi said Thursday.

But at a UM System Board of Curators meeting where Choi made his presentation, it was clear that the statewide university system is still striving to improve in areas including online education, facilities, academic programs, teacher evaluation and graduation rates.

The board approved a preliminary five-year capital plan. It includes construction projects that have already been included in the finance plan, as well as those that are still early in the planning process.

The four MU projects on the list fall into the latter category. They include:

  • Creating a satellite boiler plant to provide steam to campus.
  • Removing Pickard Hall due to radium contamination.
  • Replacing the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.
  • Replacing and redeveloping Neff Hall in the journalism school.

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