There was a nice article in the Daily Barometer on Wednesday about the financial impact the accelerated timeline is having on student fees. This has been a major issue that the Student Fee Impact Committee has been working on the last few months. The original plan set out in the referendum approved by students last spring was based on a phased move out of Snell Hall high rise and maintaining low rise portion of Snell Hall for student programs. The phased move out allowed the financing to be spared out over several year reducing bond cost and maintaining revenue levels.
During the summer term this year the OSU administration accelerated the timeline to vacate Snell Hall and removed the availability of students to maintain the low rise portion of Snell Hall. The overall finical impact to student could be $17.99 million.
You can see all the articles by the Daily Barometer related to the SEC at the top of the homepage for this site. This group of articles starts in May of 2003. You can always read the Daily Barometer online at: barometer.orst.edu/home