Regents approve more campus additions

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By Katerina Marcotte – Assistant Section Editor

The Board of Regents met at Milo Bail Student Center Friday, Oct. 15 to approve a list of settlements discussed at meetings held the previous day. All items on the board’s agenda were approved. Agenda items included the establishment of the Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, which will provide research and education for helping the world use its fresh water resources efficiently; purchase of student housing in Curtis, Neb., from the University of Nebraska Foundation, which will allow the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture to acquire 68 beds of housing; and financing for the Education Center/student housing projects at NCTA.

The board also approved a budget and statement for the Community Engagement Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a privately funded expenditure that would enhance UNO’s already nationally recognized engagement efforts.

Other approvals for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln included the design and funds for an addition to the Lied Center for Performing Arts; design and construction of an indoor practice facility at Haymarket Park; and East Stadium’s expansion of 5,000 seats.

The board also discussed the economic consequences of UNL’s withdrawal from the Big 12 Conference and the official upcoming entrance to the Big 10 Conference on July 1, 2011.

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