Campus News

Michigan State trustees approve move toward nuclear research center

Michigan State University’s board of trustees has approved a controversial plan to build a nuclear research facility, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy chose Michigan State as the site for a $615 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, but budget cuts have put the project’s federal funding in limbo, the Chronicle reported. The decision by the university’s board has committed $20 million to excavate and prepare a site for the facility.