(Host) On Saturday, the University of Vermont breaks ground for its big new student center. It’s a key component of the UVM growth plan even though the original concept has been scaled back to match the available funds.
President Daniel Fogel describes the Dudley Davis Center as being a “new front door” to the campus:
(Fogel) “It will serve as a hub of student life, it will have a bistro, lounges, computer labs, recreation areas. And we think it will be transformative of the life of the community of scholars at the University of Vermont because that community needs the physicals spaces in which to meet.”
(Host) The student center had originally included plans for a theater space. Fogel says UVM hopes to add it back into the plan in the near future. The building should be ready by the fall of 2007.