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Nov. 30, 2004
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EMU regents approve 2006 capital outlay request

YPSILANTIThe Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved a fiscal year 2006 capital outlay budget request for the modernization of Pray-Harrold, at its Nov. 30 meeting.

The modernization of Pray-Harrold has been EMU’s top capital priority since November 2000, however, the state’s sluggish economy and cuts in state appropriations for higher education have kept the project from moving forward.

“Pray-Harrold, which serves more students than any other classroom building at the University, is in critical need of improvement. For the past 35 years, the building has been used extensively, serving approximately 10,000 students each instructional day,” said John Beaghan, interim vice president for business and finance.  “Investing in this project will extend the life of the building, reduce operation costs and offer a more effective learning environment.”

The modernization of Pray-Harrold is estimated to cost $41,384,475. If the state grants the request, EMU’s cost share would be $10,346,119 or 25 percent. The University’s required match would be provided through the sale of bonds supported by tuition and fee revenue.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.


Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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