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October 26, 2001

Regents pass naming policy for buildings

by Anne Krapfl
At its October meeting in Ames, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved a naming policy for buildings and facilities on the five regents campuses. Under the policy, all names proposed for buildings, building wings, colleges, programs and sections of campus must receive board approval prior to naming. The exception is functional names, such as Art Building or Business Hall. Also under the policy, employees must be either deceased or away from the university for at least two years before the board will approve a name honoring that individual.

The regents do not need to approve names for "minor" units such as rooms, laboratories, open spaces, streets or structures.

In other action, the regents:
  • Gave permission to begin planning for a new infectious disease research facility (biosafety level 3) at the Vet Med campus. Estimated budget is $3.1 million.
  • Approved a revised building program for the renovation of first floor Pearson Hall to house the Graduate College and Office of Sponsored Programs (other proposed tenants were removed from list). Further work on this project is on hold, pending a state budget de-appropriation.
  • Reviewed proposed tuition and fees increases for the 2002-03 academic year. Regents staff and the university presidents are advocating an 18.5 percent increase (9.5 percent inflationary adjustment and 9.0 percent to improve quality), while students seek a 15.5 percent increase. A decision is expected at the regents November meeting.
  • Deferred a decision on a proposed design, budget ($4.7 million) and architectural agreement for the Extension 4-H Youth Building slated for the southwest corner of the Stange Road-13th Street intersection. The regents asked for some design changes.

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