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New Rochelle, NY (March 1, 2012) - Iona College was granted approval by the New Rochelle Planning Board on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, to move forward with plans to build Walsh Residence Hall on existing campus property.
The reconstruction of Walsh Hall, located in the center of campus, will be funded by Iona College and will include three stories of residential housing that will accommodate 115 students and is part of the College’s mid-term plan to meet occupancy needs. The Walsh building will be razed and foundation work will begin sometime in May, with completion scheduled in the 2012 fall semester.
"This favorable outcome is a reflection of the benefits of active community planning and improving relationships with the city and community," said Dr. Joseph E. Nyre, president of Iona College. “Our students are our first priority and this is just one of the many ways we are working to increase quality and availability of College housing.”
During the construction phase there will be minimal impact to the surrounding community as building modules will be constructed offsite. The roadway behind Walsh will be closed for some construction activities.
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. It is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs.
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