Student-athlete center to allow non-athletes

6/1/2011: Only problem is that it will be in Corvallis:

Campus officials are set to build a $14-million Student Success Center, just north of Reser Stadium. It will feature classroom space, computer labs and more room for student tutoring.
More academic help for a growing campus.

Oregon State’s Assistant Vice President, Todd Simmons, explains, “We’re now up to 24,000 students and by all indications we’ll be well up over 25,000, maybe closer to 26,000 students this fall.” At first, the project was going to be just for O-S-U student athletes. That policy at the University of Oregon’s Jaqua Center has angered many non-athletic students.

Reporter Tom Adams asked Simmons, “Given the controversy to your brethren to the south (U-O) over the Jaqua Center–how much did that controversy enter into your thinking here?”

Simmons: “Well, I think as with most things, OSU does its own, follows its own path.”
Provosts say all students will have access to the new center when it opens next year. 

Brubaker-Cole told KVAL, “It’s the perfect timing to have this new building come up for us to expand services and help more students in their success at OSU.”

Meanwhile, here at UO the word is that the subsidy for the Jock Box will be still higher this coming year.

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