Regents OK student fee hike for UNR fitness center

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Updated: 12/07/2013 10:39 am

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Student fees are going up next year for undergraduates at the University of Nevada to help pay for construction of a new $46 million dollar fitness center for students, faculty and staff.

The fee doesn't apply to graduate students. Others will pay $15 more a semester beginning next fall. That increases to $45 per semester in 2016 under the mandatory fees approved Friday by the state Board of Regents.

UNR Vice President Ron Zurek tells the Reno Gazette-Journal the fees will help generate about $9 million in bonding capacity to build the four-story E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center in what is currently a parking lot just south of the Lawlor Events Center.

It will include multi-use recreational rooms, workout machines, three full-size basketball courts and a 200-meter running track.

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Artist rendering of the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center
Artist rendering of the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center
Artist rendering of the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center
Artist rendering of the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center
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justiceforall - 12/7/2013 5:46 PM
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Gee, stick it to the students... I'm glad I graduated today!
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