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Michigan Tech Names New Residential Apartment Building Hillside Place

Last Modified 10:37 AM on Tue Jun 16, 2015

By Jennifer Donovan

September 30, 2010—

Michigan Technological University’s Board of Trustees voted at its regular meeting today to name the University’s new residential apartment building Hillside Place. The 192-bed student residence on the hill above McNair Hall opened this fall.

“Hillside Place provides a distinctive name while keeping open the possibility of renaming it in the future if a donor were to come forward," explained Les Cook, vice president for student affairs. 

“The new apartment building is really upscale living for our students,” Cook went on to say.  It features apartment units with private bedrooms for four students. Each unit has air conditioning and in-floor heating, two bathrooms, a living area and a kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The apartments are fully furnished. Study lounges at the west end of each floor provide panoramic views of the campus and the Keweenaw Waterway, and there is a fitness center, a sauna and a game room for residents’ use.

The Board also approved three future capital outlay construction projects that will be submitted to the state:

 Each year the University is asked to submit a prioritized list of building projects it would like to undertake in the future. State funding of any of the projects is not guaranteed.

In 2008, the state capital outlay bill provided $18.7 million to build the $25.3 million Great Lakes Research Center now under construction at Michigan Tech. The University matched the rest of the cost.

In other business, the Board of Trustees:

Michigan Technological University (www.mtu.edu) is a leading public research university developing new technologies and preparing students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world. Michigan Tech offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources; computing; technology; business; economics; natural, physical and environmental sciences; arts; humanities; and social sciences.