BGSU Approved for RenovationsAuthor: Austin J. Hunt | Filed under: BGSU, BGSU Board of Trustees, Spring 2012, Student Contributor
By Austin J. Hunt
Several renovations will take place on Bowling Green State University’s campus in the coming year.
Friday, the Board of Trustees approved renovations to two dormitories on campus, along with the Falcon’s Nest, a dining area, in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
The Kriescher dormitories were approved for data, electrical, and safety upgrades. According to the Board of Trustees, after the renovations, Wi-Fi will be available to all students who were not getting it before. The entire renovation process will cost around $2 million.
The McDonald residence hall also was approved for a renovation project that will cost $9.3 million. The renovation includes new furniture throughout the building, along with electrical upgrades. The dormitory will also be undergoing construction for a new entrance that will make McDonald hall fully handicap accessible.
This summer the Falcon’s Nest inside the Bowen-Thompson Student Union will undergo a $4 million renovation that will bring in new eateries. The student union will continue to stay open for private events during the construction in the summer months.
In other news, trustees:
- Approved an increase in residence hall room rates by 2.04 percent for the 2013 fiscal year.
- Approved to rename the Bachelor of Science in Technology with a major in Engineering Technology to Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology.
- Approved honorary degrees to Maestra Marin Alsop and Bernice Sandler.
The Board of Trustees will meet again on May 4, 2012.