EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — On Friday, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees held its first meeting since the tragic shooting on campus on Feb. 13. At the meeting, it was announced they are hiking the prices for housing and dining by nearly 7%.
The agenda for the meeting included a wide variety of topics, such as a research presentation by a graduate student, public bonds to fund construction of the new MSU multicultural center, and more.
But the most pressing decision the MSU Board made was to formally authorize the near 7% raise in cost for room and board.
The proposed rate hike is for the standard residence hall double room and board rate.
Public comment was a bit of a mixed bag, with representatives from the MSU Swim and Dive team, people talking about former MSU Business School Dean Sanjay Gupta, and more.
Gupta was also in attendance at the meeting.
The meeting is started at 9 a.m. and you can watch it at the top of the page.