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University of Michigan seeks funds for renovation of dental school

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor wants to give its dental school a $120 million renovation. Mlive.com reports that the university is asking the state to pay for $90 million, or 75 percent, of the renovation. Officials say the School of Dentistry is outdated and that its cramped labs and limited space cannot adequately accommodate modern research and patient care. The university wants to renovate 170,000 square feet of the school and add 50,000 square feet.

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