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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

SUNY New Paltz Atrium opens Monday without Justin Bieber

A grand opening for the new addition to the Student Union Building at the State University of New York at New Paltz will take place at 3 p.m. on Monday.

The new $13.4 million, 15,000-square-foot addition, known as the Atrium, is the first expansion to the Student Union since it was opened in 1971.
Interim President Donald Christian will begin the ceremony with opening remarks, followed by comments from some people who are up for re-election in the state and Student Association President Jennifer Sanchez.

The building features new dining venues, an enhanced bookstore, student lounge areas and an
elevated seating area designed for student collaboration.

I features more than 300 glass panels and WiFi.

"We also now have an entertainment commons and game area with billiards and flat-screen televisions," said Mike Patterson, director of Student Activities and Union Services, said in a prepared statement.

Or, in other words, everything you need to study.

The addition was made possible through a special state appropriation secured by two state politicians who would like to be very much mentioned.

Sucks for them.

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