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Posted on Thu, Aug 6, 2009 : 5:37 a.m.

Other University of Michigan Residential Life Initiatives detailed

By Juliana Keeping

The renovation of Stockwell Hall is among the latest projects to be completed from the $300 million Residential Life Initiatives program that University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman began in 2004.

The multi-year plan to renovate student housing is ongoing. It includes installation of new fire detection, alarms and fire suppression systems throughout the residence halls, said Peter Logan, director of housing communications. 

Other projects have included:

  • Construction of the new Hill Dining Center, which opened in fall 2008 and adjoins Mosher-Jordan Hall. The cost was $21 million.
  • Renovation of Mosher-Jordan Hall alongside Hill Dining Center. It re-opened in fall 2008 and cost $44.1 million.
  • Construction of the North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex, which will be complete in fall 2010 for a cost of $175 million.
  • The $175 million North Quad complex that replaces the U-M Frieze Building, which was formerly the Ann Arbor High School and the old Carnegie Public Library, both built in 1907. The facade of the Carnegie Library will be preserved.
  • A planned $49 million renovation of Couzens Hallh, with work slated to begin in April 2010. 

    Funding for the Residential Life Initiatives has come from a portion -- 2 percent - of room and board revenue and from University Housing internal re-allocations and cost savings. University Housing is a financially self-supporting auxiliary unit, Logan said.

    The North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex is an exception and is funded from a combination of resources from University Housing, the Provost’s Office, the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and investment proceeds.