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Ground-breaking Wednesday on new GHSU Education building

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 3:50 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 1:14 AM
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The public can get an early glimpse at the next big construction project at Georgia Health Sciences University during a ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday.

The ceremony for the J. Harold Harrison M.D. Education Commons building will be held at 10:30 a.m. at its future site next to the GHSU College of Dental Medicine.

The building will house classrooms for both dental students and those in the Medical College of Georgia. It will feature a 26,620-square-foot simulation laboratory that will allow students from different disciplines to train together. The $76.5 million, 172,000-square-foot building is part of the university’s strategy to increase its medical school class size from 230 to 300 by 2020 and its dental class from 63 to 100 by 2016. Classes in the new building are expected to begin in fall 2014.

The building was named for the late Dr. Harrison after he and his wife gave a $10 million gift to the university that also helped secure $5 million from Augusta-area donors and an $8 million gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, school officials said.

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countyman
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countyman 11/26/12 - 05:27 pm
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Let the building boom

Let the building boom begin.... Cancer Center, pedestrian park, and Walmart neighborhood market/other amenities in the Medical District.. New construction on the ASU east/west campuses, but the public is really waiting on the GGHF site in the CBD.

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Riverman1 11/27/12 - 07:06 am
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Government activities are a

Government activities are a way to save the city. Wash. D.C exists on government jobs and spin-offs.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/27/12 - 12:34 pm
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Government activities have always been
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the salvation of Fort Augusta. But someone must pay for these advances. Taxpayers. The 40% 's who are still working in America.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/27/12 - 12:38 pm
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10 million to have a building named for you?
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Well you can't take IT with you. But maybe you can look back from the other side and see IT.

Money better spent than on a failed congressional race.

Deke wants the taxpayers money to buy him a building.

Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven .......... That kind of went away with the God of the Bible.

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soapy_725 11/27/12 - 12:39 pm
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countyman just peed himself......
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HE HE HE

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