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2018 State Legislative Session Closes, with funding for Blakely Hall and Humanities

A stylized M on the side of a brick building, blue sky in the background
Jenna Ray
Publication date: 
June 5, 2018

The 2018 capital investment bill, which was signed into law last week, includes $4.5 million in new monies for the University of Minnesota Morris.

Funding from the capital investment bill will be used on the Morris campus to:

  • Improve the safety, accessibility, and efficiency through Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement projects.
  • Convert the ground floor of Blakely Hall into a state-of-the-art K-12 teacher training facility
  • Upgrade high-use classrooms and active learning spaces in the Humanities building with new furniture and technology

"This investment by the State in our teacher training program and other high-use facilities will enable us to deliver on our promise to provide life-changing educational experiences to students of all ages," says Chancellor Michelle Behr. "It will help us to be good stewards of this beautiful, smart campus and to continue to contribute to a bright future for west central Minnesota."

This concludes the 2018 legislative session as it concerns the University of Minnesota. To learn more about and get involved in the University's Government and Community Relations, visit