MSU Trustees to Consider Energy Plan, Room Rates

Apr 12, 2012

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday. Higher room and board rates, and a strategic clean energy plan, are on the agenda.

The proposed rate hike would raise undergraduate residence hall double-room rates by $132 a year. The typical meal plan would cost $190 more. Together, the bill for living in a residence hall with a meal plan would add up to almost $8,500 for the next academic year.

Trustees will also consider proceeding with renovation projects in the Administration and Music Buildings.

MSU's Energy Transition Plan will also go before trustees. Student environmental groups are critical of the plan, saying it moves too slowly to move away from carbon-based energy sources.