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June 29, 2001

Regents approve Osborn Cottage demolition

Osborn Cottage will be demolished later this summer to make room for the College of Business' new building. The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved the demolition at its June 12 meeting in Ames. The $10,000 demolition cost is included in the budget for the new building. Habitat for Humanity officials, who this spring expressed interest in moving and using the building, have withdrawn the request.

The Honors Program will move to 112 Pearson July 26-30 for the 2001-02 academic year.

In other action, the regents:
  • Approved the merger of three departments in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (textiles and clothing; hotel, restaurant and institution management; and family and consumer sciences education and studies) into one department: the department of apparel, educational studies and hospitality management. Each curriculum will remain separate.
  • Approved a five-year contract with SMG, Philadelphia, to manage the Iowa State Center, beginning July 1.
  • Approved changes to the Professional and Scientific classification system, including 13 new classifications and pay grade jumps for seven classifications. Three classifications were deleted, due to changes or obsolete titles.
  • Deferred action on the future of the phased and early retirement programs to the July 18-19 meeting in Iowa City.
  • Approved a revised budget for the remodeling of Beardshear Hall (an additional $1.9 million) to replace 300-plus windows, repair and paint the atrium and rotunda areas, and add more first-floor lighting and telecommunications improvements.
  • Toured Iowa State's C6 virtual reality cave in Howe Hall.

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