UMass To Get Capital Funds For New Buildings

Gov. Deval Patrick's administration has announced more than $600 million in capital investments in the University of Massachusetts system.

The plan announced on Tuesday includes a new, $85 million physical sciences building on the university's flagship Amherst campus; a $100 million academic building on the Boston campus; and a $35 million building to house the Manning School of Business at UMass-Lowell.

Those projects and others will be financed through the sale of bonds.

Patrick also announced that Roxbury Community College will receive $20.7 million over the next five years to improve its academic and media arts building and plan for other physical improvements.

This program aired on October 2, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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