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Fund established for MU reconstruction

November 16, 2007
Following the fire that resulted in the closure of ASU’s Memorial Union on Nov. 1, the Arizona State University Foundation established a fund for individuals and businesses interested in donating to help with clean-up and repair.

“More than 20,000 students visit the MU daily for a myriad of purposes and its closure has a significant impact on student life on the ASU Tempe campus,” says Johnnie Ray, president and CEO of the foundation. “Individuals and organizations making donations to its repair demonstrate not only their concern for students, but their interest and commitment to maintaining the forward momentum of the university.”

University officials say that they are hoping to reopen the first floor and lower level in time for the spring semester. The 254,000-square-foot MU offers dining, shopping and entertainment to ASU students, staff, faculty and guests. The four-level building, which opened in 1956, also houses a variety of programs, services and opportunities for student involvement.

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The public is also invited to send donations to the ASU Foundation, Memorial Union Fund, P.O. Box 2260, Tempe, AZ 85280 or call (480) 965-3759.