There’s a mini-building boom of sorts going on at Minnesota colleges … in student centers.
Normandale College cuts the ribbon on its spiffy $14.5 million student center on Thursday. It’s the kind of space that makes those us who’ve been out of college for two decades a bit jealous of today’s students.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College opens a similar center later this year. Metropolitan State University in St. Paul and Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights are considering new student centers as well.
I reported on the building boom this morning on Minnesota Public Radio, what’s behind it, and who’s going to pay for the new buildings.