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Sept. 30, 2008
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EMU to receive capital outlay funding for Pray-Harrold classroom building

YPSILANTI —Gov. Jennifer Granholm has signed Senate Bill 511 (Public Act 278 of 2008), which approves $31.5 million in capital outlay funds to modernize Eastern Michigan University’s Pray-Harrold classroom building. The governor signed the bill Sept. 29.

“This is wonderful news. It will allow us to renovate Pray-Harrold so EMU can provide world-class instruction to our students,” said Susan Martin, president of EMU. “We thank the Governor, legislature and citizens of this State for their support of this critical building project.  This is our first significant capital outlay appropriation since 1996.  We look forward to future support to revitalize our facilities.  This project will support many construction jobs in eastern Washtenaw County.”

Pray-Harrold, at 237,108 square feet, was built in 1969 and is EMU’s largest classroom building. It serves an average of 10,000 students per day.

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