UM: Construction

The New York Times reports on UM’s building boom, noting that the budgeted $2.5 billion in construction projects is one of the largest among universities nationwide. Says Phil Hanlon, UM vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs: ”Having the right facilities is crucial to a thriving public research university. We are producing the work force of the future in the industries of the future. And we are doing that even as the help our state government provides is declining.” [Source]