Many MU faculty members are upset at how they found about the University’s plan to temporarily close some campus buildings next year for renovations. They’re also concerned about the future of the Museum of Art & Archeology and the Museum of Anthropology.
The University of Missouri announced today
that all employees working in MU’s main administrative building, Jesse
Hall, will be moved to a new location to allow for the installation of
sprinkler systems, improvements to the heating and cooling systems, and
an additional elevator. Nearby Swallow Hall
which houses MU’s Museum of Anthropology, will also undergo repairs
including an increase in classroom, lab and office space totaling up to
5,000 square feet. The project, called “Renew Mizzou,” will cost more
than $22.8 million.