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Dr. Azziz Talks GRU Future & Downtown Mills

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In a Tuesday afternoon address to students and faculty, Dr. Ricardo Azziz talked about GRU's interest in downtown property for campus expansion.

As WJBF News Channel 6 first reported, the city of Augusta is trying to sell Georgia Regents University on using two old mills as possible dorms and classrooms.  In order for the move to take place, the city of Augusta will need to pony up $400,000 on a study to make sure the plans are feasible with the University and University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

In his address, the GRU President showed interest in the city's mill offer but stopped short of making a hard core commitment on the properties pending the Board of Regents approval of the plans.

Members of the Augusta media questioned Dr. Azziz about the controversy surrounding the use of University resources for a personal wedding reception at his home as well as plans to built a carport and 3 car garage on the personal property.  In response, Dr. Azziz refused to answer any questions regarding the controversial spending allegations.

We'll have more on Dr. Azziz's address coming up Tuesday night on WJBF News Channel 6 at 5pm and 6pm.

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