FIU needs fairgrounds

 

As an alumna of Florida International Universisty and mother of an FIU student, I want to express support for the school’s efforts to acquire the fairgrounds adjacent to its Modesto A. Maidique Campus. With the current demand for world-class quality higher education the number of FIU students will continue to grow. FIU has done a great job of maximizing the use of its existing space, but it needs additional land in order to continue meeting the needs of the South Florida community.

The land will also allow FIU to expand entrepreneurial programs as well as academic and research space with an emphasis in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math and will accelerate the development of an Academic Health Center on campus.

Our entire community needs to support FIU in asking elected officials to find ways to facilitate the fair move so that the university can focus on educating and creating greater opportunity for all of us.

Elizabeth Cross, Miramar

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