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Regents OK GRU renovations, planning

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:27 PM
Last updated 7:00 PM
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ATLANTA — Two renovation projects at Georgia Regents University got the go-ahead Tuesday from the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents, which also approved the drafting of a new master plan for the merged school.

One project is the $2 million renovation and equipping of the second-floor corridor in the Adult Medical Center Buildings, the Talmadge and Syndenstricker buildings. Various projects over the past 10 years have improved parts of the buildings, and this latest effort is to give them a consistent appearance.

The board also authorized a $4 million update of the 7 south nursing unit to provide 20 patient rooms, nursing stations, wiring upgrades, and new heating and ventilation.

“Updated and improved surroundings will also provide for a friendlier and more positive atmosphere, which will contribute to the overall improvement in patient-care services, patient safety and quality,” according to information the school gave the regents.

The money for both will come from Georgia Regents Medical Center.

As a way to prepare for projects, the board granted permission for the university to draft a master plan for its 6.5 million square feet of buildings. The first step is a $2.5 million analysis of the buildings’ need for repairs or replacement and a projection of future space requirements.

A similar study found the original plan for the Medical Commons classroom building could be scaled back from 225,000 square feet to 177,000 with relative savings on costs, according to Phil Howard, GRU’s facilities manager. The same type of analysis after the merger showed that a classroom building Augusta State University had planned was no longer necessary when the Georgia Health Sciences University’s campus became available.

“This really is an example that illustrates the power of data,” he told the board.

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grinder48
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grinder48 05/14/13 - 03:53 pm
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What ever happened
Unpublished

What ever happened about azziz and the rennovations to the house the state taxpayers provide for him? What ever came of the matter of azziz using state owned resources for the wedding of his niece?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/14/13 - 04:11 pm
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Renovations Have to be Approved?

Oh, you mean renovations have to be approved? Imagine that.

NrthAugustaSam
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NrthAugustaSam 05/14/13 - 04:45 pm
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No Mention.....

of Dr. Cool's garage.

CricketSeranade
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CricketSeranade 05/14/13 - 04:53 pm
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The money for both will come from GRU Medical Center.

and why wouldn't it? The only site getting any attention is the hospital. I don't know why they even bothered to 'consolidate' the two schools. There are two schools, the Golden Child and the red-headed stepchild, the Summerville Campus. Azziz would be more than happy to tear down ASU and turn it into a big parking lot for his precious medical school.

Oh, and did you see where Gov. Deal gave the interview after commencement? Instead of putting Azziz under the microscope, he clearly drank the Kool-Aid.

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triscuit 05/14/13 - 10:06 pm
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$2.5 million for an analysis?

$2.5 million for an analysis?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/15/13 - 07:04 am
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WHAT!!!! No discussion or

WHAT!!!!

No discussion or slap on the wrist about President AZZZIZ spending $100's and 1000's without their approval?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/15/13 - 07:53 am
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$2.5 Million

Yeah, Triscuit, because data is power.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 05/15/13 - 11:07 am
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Someone might want to check on the Prez's new

digs on the Summerville campus. I am sure they won't be cheap!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/15/13 - 01:19 pm
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From what I've seen so far,

From what I've seen so far, I'm surprised Deal didn't give Azziz another pay raise and a big unaccountable slush fund to take care of his personal needs.

Apparently thinking out of the box, including bypassing legal funding procedures and using taxpayer assets for personal use is encouraged by the Governor and the Regents.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/15/13 - 01:19 pm
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From what I've seen so far,

From what I've seen so far, I'm surprised Deal didn't give Azziz another pay raise and a big unaccountable slush fund to take care of his personal needs.

Apparently thinking out of the box, including bypassing legal funding procedures and using taxpayer assets for personal use is encouraged by the Governor and the Regents.

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Butterbean 05/15/13 - 03:58 pm
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Keep in mind that

the new building that was planned for ASU was to handle the needs at ASU. A school and some departments were scheduled to occupy the new building. With the merger, these needs were addressed with existing facilities and by combining programs. On the surface, it seems that this was the correct solution. I am not addressing the fact here that ASU has not (at least in the perception of the public) received the respect that it deserves. It really seems that all efforts so far have been focused upon the medical side of the equation. Let's see if that changes in the future.

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