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The Multicultural Center shall stay in the Union


While the Michigan State University administration hasn’t considered building a separate Multicultural Center, the groups involved are being offered renovated space on the second floor of the Union for fall semester 2013, an improvement over their current space in the basement of the Union.

Pam McFadden the director of the center said she’s happy the MSU listened to their demand and is doing something about it.

“It’s not what we particular wanted, but it’s a step closer, “McFadden said.

The new space on the second floor of the Union will be a new start for the center which was in the basement in the Union since its opening in 1999.

At its new location, the Multicultural Center will have more space for students and their activities. McFadden said that the renovation will be particularly beneficial for their annual study-ins.

The study-ins during finals week feature tutors on site for many classes and also food and beverages. The center started the program because of overcrowding at the library and study lounges.

“The study-in will be able to hold everyone and we won’t have to turn anyone around due to space, “McFadden said.

The renovation is scheduled for the 2013-2014 school years, along with other additional Union renovations.