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Northern Michigan University plans $175M in campus upgrades

Northern Michigan University campus entry sign photo

Northern Michigan University plans to upgrade its campus in Marquette over the next five years as part of a $175 million capital improvement plan.

The Mining Journal of Marquette reports that the university wants to spend about $100 million to build modernized housing and dining facilities to replace the former married housing dorms.

The university also hopes to use about $20 million to build a business innovation center and a military and veterans education center.

Other plans include a $40 million renovation of the Learning Resource Center and a $15 million add-on to the Don H. Bottum University Center.

The university faces declining enrollment and budget cuts, but administrators believe the upgrades will save money and attract students.

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