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Wed December 26, 2012
Conversation with Purdue's acting-president for December
Purdue’s request for a new academic building on campus is moving forward. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is recommending the proposed Active Learning Center to the State Budget Committee for its consideration.
Purdue acting-President Tim Sands says the building would focus on learning spaces that promote collaboration among students. It also would consolidate some of the 14 libraries on campus.
He says the proposal still needs the approval of the General Assembly. Plans call for it replacing the Engineering Administration and former power plant buildings just east of the clock tower. The cost of removing those and constructing a new facility is about $50-60 million.