The College of Liberal Arts continues to make great strides in our efforts to construct a new Liberal Arts building on the East Mall. By taking advantage of low interest rates and construction costs, we’ve reduced the project’s cost from $100 million to $95 million. We hope to begin construction next year.
The new building will contain over 30 modern classrooms and a center with study lounges and meeting rooms for our students—a space of their own for the first time. More than that, it will give us the office and laboratory space we desperately need to attract and retain world-class faculty and graduate students and to let them collaborate with one another.
The new building will allow us to elevate the university’s status in the academic world and promote cutting edge scholarship and innovation.