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UNI breaks ground on student apartments


CEDAR FALLS (KWWL)--- The University of Northern Iowa will soon have a new place for students to live on campus.  Ground was broken Wednesday for a new multi-million dollar student apartment complex, which is set to open in the fall of 2012.  It will be paid for with funds generated by room and board fees.  The new complex will be able to accommodate 200 junior and senior students, helping meet the growing demand for student housing.

"We've had a swell in the number of students staying on campus so we need to provide more opportunities for those students," said Michael Hager, Vice President of Student Affairs for UNI.

The university encourages students to live on campus because studies have shown that those students get better grades and are more likely to graduate.

Online Reporter:  Kera Mashek

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