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Oakland U wraps up summer projects, set to start Macomb expansion this fall

Just as Oakland University is swallowing up its construction projects this summer, the Rochester Hills-based college is preparing to bite off another big expansion eastward.

OU is opening up a satellite campus in Macomb County. The new Oakland-Macomb campus will offer classes in health care, education, international business, engineering and communications arts

While the new campus is based out of the headquarters
that is still being determed, classes will be held throughout the county at various facilities at Macomb Community College, the Macomb University Center and the Macomb Intermediate School District. OU aims to have 2,000 students at the campus by 2010 and 5,000 by 2020.

OU also recently finished extensive work on a number of construction projects on the college's 1,500-acre campus. The $3 million in work ranged from upgrading 40-year-old labs and classrooms to repairing roofs, elevators and sidewalks.

Another $2 million in improvements is scheduled for this fall.

Source: Oakland University
Writer: Jon Zemke
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