By Acadia Otlowski
According to James Grupp, CCSU Project Manager, the new academic building’s exterior is almost complete and work has been started on the inside.
“The building is on budget; it is slightly behind schedule but the contractor has the plan to make up that time,” said Grupp, mentioning that the group will have to work some Saturdays. “The completion is planned for the end of February, and the opening of the building is planned for summer of 2013.”
Grupp said that Gillbane, the company constructing the building, is working on the outside, and are about three quarters of the way through the brick.”
A deal to reorganize the governance of Connecticut's higher education institutions was reached yesterday after a week of discussions between the Office of Policy and Management and Higher Education Chairperson Roberta B. Willis.
Leaders of the CSU American Association of University Professors have spent a great deal of time and resources this semester coordinating mobilization efforts and public information campaigns.
The Connecticut State University System Board of Trustees approved a 2.5 percent increase in tuition and fees for more than 36,000 students last Thursday, along with a new credit card transaction fee that will impose an additional 2.5 percent for student using a card to pay their bill.
A day before the Connecticut State University System Board of Trustees is expected to pass a 2.5 percent tuition increase for all four CSUS schools, President Jack Miller spoke to the CCSU Student Government Association about the hike, making sure the senate understood that CCSU is still one of the least expensive schools in the region.
With the news coming last week that there will most certainly be a tuition hike for the 2011-12 school year, members of the CSUS Board of Trustees should be ashamed of themselves.
Last September, members of the Finance and Administration Committee recommended a tuition freeze to ease the financial burden on students in a withering economy. Though circumstances have changed in Hartford, both with a new governor and a reinvigorated legislature, they most certainly have not for our student peers here in New Britain.