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f d d d f New MUB Lounge to take shape this summer JANE KIRBY Lode Writer Being one of the only nonacademic and non-residence hall buildings on campus, the Memorial Union Building doesn’t receive a lot of students looking to just hang out on a typical day. Members of the MUB Board wish to change this and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) recently approved a plan to renovate the basement of the MUB, starting this summer and ending in Fall 2013. The MUB Lounge committee is executing the plan. David Shull, third year computer science/engineering student and the President of the Memorial Union Board, said that the Board wishes to bring academics, athletics, auxiliary services and students together through this process. After releasing a survey, the MUB Board heard back from over 800 students about a possible renovation to the basement of the MUB, which is currently home to a rather outdated bowling alley and billiards game room. About half of the student responses indicated that they have never been in the basement of the MUB. The MUB Lounge committee News: 3 Mechanical Engineering and sunken treasure David Shull and Kyle Johnston presented on the plan for the MUB basement last Sunday. One of the questions is whether or not alcohol will be allowed in the space. Photo by Kourtney Cooper wants to change this by creating a relaxing, modern day coffee house atmosphere in a space available for all students. News: Copper Harbor trails looking to win competition 4 Pulse: Another major aspect of this project is to build a connection between past and present students, Shull said. After talking to various Tech alumni, 6 Renowned musical “Fiddler on the Roof” at Tech next week Opinion: it was apparent to Shull that the MUB has played a big part in past students’ experiences, from meeting future 10 Condom Machine: help or harm? Continued on page 2 Sports: 13 Spring Fling Oozeball Tournament


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