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Gym and union renovations in the works for University of Michigan

University of Michigan students and faculty are getting the gymnasium and union renovations they've been requesting for at least a decade, but they're coming at a cost. AnnArbor.com says the renovations will be paid for with a $65 per-term student fee, a $7.50 per-game increase on student tickets for football games, a $1 million annual allocation from U-M's parking and transportation department and the reallocation of $25 million in facilities funding. The price tag for upgrades to six facilities—three gyms, two unions and a cluster of athletic fields—is an estimated $173 million.

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