Northrop: One Door Closes, Another One Opens (in 2013)

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You may remember attending concerts in Northrop's bouncy balcony or perhaps even more memorable for you was your walk across Northrop's stage to receive your diploma.

On February 11 the Board of Regents gave their approval to a financing package that will revitalize this iconic building. Northrop will no longer be just a home for concerts, convocation, and commencements.

The revitalized space will increase the amount of space for public study and collaborative space by 50% as well as providing a world-class, multi-purpose 2,800 seat hall, featuring state-of-the-art acoustics, significantly improved sight-lines, cutting-edge technologies and updated amenities.

Northrop will be a home for:

• The University Honors Program, which helps recruit and supports 2,400 of the most academically-talented undergraduates from across the university;
• The Institute for Advanced Study, an incubator where scholars and artists come together from across the University to develop new solutions to pressing issues; and
• Innovation by Design, a lab where entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and faculty work together to solve big real world problems and bring solutions to market.

Northrop Concerts and Lectures will continue presenting performances at other venues during the revitalization. CLA's commencement ceremonies will be held in Mariucci Arena.

More information
Read the U of M press release
Visit the Northrop Auditorium site

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This page contains a single entry by cla published on March 9, 2011 11:33 AM.

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