Trustees to consider room-and-board rates, power plant contract

Contact: Cara Barnes
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Board of Trustees to meet April 18.

KALAMAZOO—The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees will consider room-and-board rates for 2013-14 as well as a new three-year contract that covers members of the Michigan State Employees Association who run the campus power plant.

Convening at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, in 157-159 Bernhard Center, the board also will consider implementation of a new student fee to support campus media as well as a formal policy on programs and activities that involve minors. In addition, trustees also are expected to consider a motion to bring campus policy on helmets for those operating motorcycles into compliance with the state's new law that no longer mandates helmet use.

Trustees also will be asked to act on consent items that include personnel moves, receipt of gifts and grants, academic program changes and authorization to sell a parcel of property at the Business Technology and Research Park to provide a site for Newell Rubbermaid. That firm's international design and prototyping work for more than 40 well-known brands of consumer products will be located at the BTR Park.