OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi is awaiting final state approval to tear down Miller Hall, a former athletic dormitory, to make way for a new residence hall.
Miller Hall, a two-story brick-veneered structure, was built in 1960 to house 122 Ole Miss athletes. It has most recently been used for offices.
According to WLBT, the state College Board has approved the project. The demolition still awaits approval from the State Department of Archives and History and completion of asbestos abatement.
Ole Miss officials hope to get the new dorm ready for the fall semester of 2012. Funding for the $32 million residence hall will come from a combination of student housing fees and Educational Building Corporation bonds.
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