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Alumni Hall progress report

(TKS Archives)

(TKS Archives)

GALESBURG ­­­­— During the budget open forum held Tuesday, President Teresa Amott answered a student question about whether work on Alumni Hall will be put off until the college’s financial difficulties have subsided. Amott restated that donors are given a variety of options when considering whether to give a gift to the college.

“We have always said that we would not start Alumni Hall until we had raised in dedicated gifts enough to do the whole project, so we’re not there yet. We’re at about $9.5 million, and we’re going to need at least $11.5 million before we can start it,” Amott said.

Students asked about the source of funding for the exterior work that has already been completed.

“The exterior renovations were funded through a state of Illinois and a federal grant … the federal money came from a grant called the Save America’s Treasures Grant, which is a grant to sure up and save older buildings that are crumbling … that’s not money we could’ve used for anything else,” Amott said.

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Julian Boireau is a senior majoring in international relations and minoring in French. This is his fourth year working for TKS, having served as co-news editor during his sophomore and junior years. He has been involved in journalism for seven years, serving as opinions editor of the newspaper and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine at Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, California. In September 2012, Julian received press credentials to attend the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, where he reported on remarks by President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He is also the recipient of back-to-back first place awards from the Illinois College Press Association for front page layout.

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