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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • UND medical school to seek money for new building

  • A new building would help the school cope with enrollment growth, eliminate long-term maintenance costs associated with the existing 60-year-old building and potentially bring in more federal funds.
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  • The University of North Dakota medical school plans to ask the Legislature next year for $124 million for a new building.
    Dean Joshua Wynne tells the Grand Forks Herald (http://bit.ly/St2nXR ) that a new building would help the school cope with enrollment growth, eliminate long-term maintenance costs associated with the existing 60-year-old building and potentially bring in more federal funds.
    The school also has two other, less costly options that call for an expansion rather than a new building.
    During the 2011 session, the medical school unsuccessfully sought $29 million for an expansion. UND ended up getting $1.8 million to train more doctors and other health care workers.

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