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With the ceremonial turn of red and black spades, University of Georgia officials and dignitaries officially kicked off construction of the $5 million Alice H. Richards Children's Garden at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on Sept. 1.

Seven minutes into class, Fran Teague stopped her own lecture mid-sentence when she saw a graduate student in the back row taking notes.

"Josh, you're going to have to take that pen and deep-six it," she said. "You can only have a pencil-we're in a rare books room."

With spring semester wrapping up, summer construction projects are gearing up across campus.

“In general, the summer is always a busy time [for construction],” said Clayton Wilcox, a business manager in the facilities planning office.

The University of Georgia is about to get a little bit greener. This spring, the Athens campus will enjoy not only the familiar beauty of renewed life and vegetation as the season unfolds, but also the implementation of renewable energy through the UGA Solar Demonstration Project.

 

The University of Georgia will spend nearly $27 million to replace aging Bolton Hall, borrowing most of the cost, but the debt won’t mean higher lunch prices for UGA students next year, officials say.

 

Plans to demolish Bolton Dining Commons and erect a 67,000 square foot building costing $26.7 million at the corner of Lumpkin and Baxter streets have been in the works since January, according to documents obtained by The Red & Black.

 

Goats are not the traditional landscaping machinery.

But the University is using them to clean up the quality of Tanyard Creek and the surrounding area.

With a little white paint, the intersection of Baldwin Street and Sanford Drive recently became a little more bicycle-friendly.

University of Georgia officials plan to replace the university’s largest dining hall soon — and while they’re at it, they may build a pedestrian bridge over Lumpkin Street at the foot of Baxter Hill.

 

Some things cannot be saved.

First glimpses of the composite sketches from University Architects show significant changes to Rutherford Hall.

This information is provided as part of an effort to keep the community informed about the development of the Health Sciences Campus, a significant addition to the University of Georgia. The Health Sciences Campus has been established on the site of the former Navy Supply Corps School on Prince Avenue in Athens. The property was deeded to the university by the U.S. Department of Education in April 2011.

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