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Westwood's Mini-Construction Boom Rolls On

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Even though the state of California is broke and has the worst credit rating of all 50 states, one of its premier public universities has managed to come up with a way to keep funding new buildings on its campus. The Daily Bruin reports that the sale of bonds will pay for the continued construction of a new Life Sciences building (see image) and a new police department on UCLA's Westwood campus. Apparently, the police HQ was seismically unfit and not friendly to the handicapped, while the current Life Sciences building is ill-equipped for modern research. A big bond sale a couple weeks back will help fund the construction of about 70 projects throughout the numerous campuses of the University of California. Sadly, student fees are still going up. [Daily Bruin]

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