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CMC Plans to Replace Gym

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Claremont McKenna College alumnus George R. Roberts CM ’66 recently donated an unrestricted $50 million gift to his alma mater, enough money for CMC to reach President Pamela Gann’s $600 million fundraising goal and give the Board of Trustees the funding to replace Ducey Gymnasium.

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However, the construction plans for this massive undertaking are still unknown. In an e-mail to TSL, Gann wrote that the college is working with an architectural firm and design plans will be unveiled once they are finalized.

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“We are hoping to break ground in 2014. The construction should take at least two years,” Gann wrote.

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Despite the long time frame, Henry Appel CM ’15 still thinks the construction is a good decision.

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“It’s about time.” Appel said. “Ducey has been going downhill for a long time now.”

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Other students have a more critical view of the plan.

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“I think it’s a misuse of funding,” Kevin McNamara CM ’15 said. “There are more serious issues that should be addressed first, such as the deteriorating dorm halls.”

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