IU trustees approve downtown Evansville medical school

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (August 15, 2015) — A planned medical school campus in downtown Evansville has passed another hurdle as officials hope to break ground in October.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports the Indiana University board of trustees gave final approval of the plan Friday. The state budget committee will vote in October whether to release the $25.5 million in state funds for the project.

The Indiana Legislature approved that money for the IU and University of Southern Indiana portions of the medical campus. The University of Evansville, a private institution, is contributing $6 million. City Council has approved a $57 million bond for the campus and related development.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said he doesn’t see any reason the state budget committee wouldn’t release the funds when it meets Oct. 12.

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