Monday, August 2, 2010

UIS proposal for 'campus living room' in limbo

University of Illinois Springfield students last spring defeated a proposal to increase student fees to build a student union that would serve as the “campus living room.”

The vote leaves the idea in limbo, likely until students choose to bring it up again, UIS officials say.

The student-driven proposal would have been funded with an increase in student fees of up to $200 per semester for full-time students and $100 per semester for part-timers. The cost of the project was estimated at $17 million.

"It's on hold until we have some students who want to pick it up and push it," said Tim Barnett, UIS vice chancellor for student affairs.

The follow-up was featured in a August 2, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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