WVU Breaking Ground On Athletic, Academic Projects

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Morgantown, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia University is breaking ground on two major projects -- one academic and one athletic -- without the ceremonial shovels.

President James Clements and other campus leaders will gather Thursday in the Erickson Alumni Center to celebrate two groundbreakings virtually.

The event features video footage of a robot named Marvin moving earth.

White Hall, a physics building from the 1950s, will undergo a $33 million transformation featuring a rooftop planetarium, new research space and teaching labs and two 175-seat high-tech classrooms.

WVU is also building a $19 million basketball practice facility with help from more than 40 private donors.

It will have separate gym areas for men and women, a weight training center and meeting space.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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