A&M Students Vote Yes to MSC Makeover

Texas A&M students signed off this week on a fee increase to renovate the Memorial Student Center.

Starting next fall, Aggies will pay $60 more per semester to help fund the $122 million project.

Out of the 6,193 students who voted Wednesday and Thursday, 4,211 students or 68% voted in favor of the renovation project.

Students currently pay a $40 per semester student center fee. The approved increase would bump that to $100 per semester.

MSC officials say architects will proceed with the design phase of the project, with construction starting in late 2008.

The MSC was built in 1951 when the university's enrollment was about 6,000. The center has not been renovated since the 1970s.

The Memorial Student Center serves as a memorial to Aggie soldiers who have died serving our country.