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Fresno State approves new student union building

FRESNO, California - Fresno State students voted to approve the building of a new student union building, the university announced Thursday.

This is the second year in a row the university attempted to pass such a referendum.

The student vote was 2,728 in favor and 1,347 against the project. That's compared to last year's vote of 1,846 against and 1,217 for it, according to a tweet from Cresencio Rodriguez Delgado, the editor of the university's student newspaper -- The Collegian.

An estimated $60 million will be needed to build the structure. The vote will increase student fees by $149 per semester which will take effect after the building opens for business, the university's website on the USU said.

Fresno State President Joseph Castro took to Twitter to applaud the vote.

"Congratulations, @Fresno_State students on voting for a new Student Union! This investment will benefit generations of students to come!  #BeBold," Castro's tweet said.


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