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LSU Engineering Complex Exceeds Fundraising Goal

By: Koran Addo

State to match school’s funds for engineering building

LSU has exceeded its goal of raising $50 million in private donations needed to renovate Patrick F. Taylor Hall. The plan is to turn it into a high-tech engineering complex that can compete with any other engineering school in the country.

Monday’s announcement from Gov. Bobby Jindal means LSU has held up its end in the $100 million public-private partnership first announced in October 2012. The partnership calls for the state to match every dollar LSU raises as part of the Breaking New Ground campaign.

LSU has, so far, raised $52.5 million, eclipsing the original goal, and doing it three months ahead of schedule, Jindal said.


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