Monday, May 3, 2010

UIS students reject fee for new student union

University of Illinois Springfield students overwhelmingly voted against building a new student union.

A vote in favor of the proposed $17 million facility would have meant an increase in student fees to pay for it. The union was to include a “great hall,” recreation and entertainment space, a small convenience store and possibly space for student organizations and a coffee shop.

Votes, certified Friday, were 376 against the union and 167 for it. Another 44 abstained. The results were held in conjunction with UIS’s Student Government Association Elections.

The vote was featured in a May 1, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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