New $46M student center at Ohio's Miami University

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- It's a big first weekend for the new $46 million student center at Miami University of Ohio.

The 203,000-square-foot Armstrong Student Center opened Monday. It has banquet rooms and a technology-free meditation center and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

The three-floor center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

According to the Dayton Daily News (bit.ly/1hIvhyW), many of the ideas for the center came from students.

Two-thirds of the project was financed by more than 11,000 donors. Students paid for part with a $115 per semester fee.

The center is a combination of new construction and retrofitting. It takes the place of the former ROTC building as well as some other facilities.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com