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Diamondback Defends New President Residence and Event Center

The privately funded project will raise funds for the University of Maryland, campus journalists write.

When the University of Maryland president's mansion was demolished, making way for a new home and event center, Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak echoed the same sentiment of Maryland Comptroller .

"I can’t wait to see what the campus journalists are going to do with this debacle," Dvorak wrote.

Well, now we know. The Diamondback editorial board defended the project, and agreed with Brodie Remington, president of the College Park Foundation and vice president of University Relations, who said the new event center would help to raise crucial funds for the university.

Plus, private donations through the College Park Foundation are paying for the project, wrote The Diamondback.

Read the full staff editorial here.

A day earlier, Remington sent an email to the University of Maryland community, explaining the history and benefits of the project. .

Ken Montville January 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM
It's a bit ostentatious but as long as private funds are being used to complete the project, I have no beef with it. It's a shame that the sports teams that were eliminated in cost cutting measures couldn't be saved by private funding but I guess that'e the difference between a one-time project like this Presidential Palace and ongoing commitment to sports

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