$450 Million Spent on Building for 7-Day Use $450 Million Spent on Building for 7-Day Use
Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp defended the university’s decision to spend over $450 million on a building that would only be used about seven times each... $450 Million Spent on Building for 7-Day Use

Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp defended the university’s decision to spend over $450 million on a building that would only be used about seven times each year. The value added to campus, he argued, would more than make up for the cost.

The building, which was recently completed, features state-of-the-art video and sound systems and the capacity to seat the entire student body and then some.

“We know that every student won’t use this building and it’s not for academics, but after all, the students voted to foot the bill for $70 million,” Sharp noted.

The building will only be used on a handful of weekends during the fall semester. It is suspected that the building will also bring more donations to the school from alumni looking to get their name on a bench. Possibly the largest impact will come from social media, as students are projected to photograph themselves in this building and feature it on their instagrams and snapchat stories.

“Maybe we can find a way to make the building useful on the other 141 days of the academic year,” Sharp said. “We can just blast music over the speakers. Then students will feel like their $70 million is being well spent.”

-Commons Lobbyist

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Commons Lobbyist

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  • Titus Moley

    September 16, 2015 #1 Author

    *14. Y’all forgot Midnight Yell. 😉

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