The College of Arts and Sciences is $10 million closer to having its own home. The university’s Around the O blog announced the donation from Eugene philanthropists Willie and Don Tykeson on Wednesday afternoon.

The college is responsible for 49 of the university’s undergraduate programs and nearly 60 percent of undergraduate degrees every year.

Don graduated from the UO in 1951 and is a trustee emeritus of the UO Foundation Board as well as the Lundquist College of Business Board of Advisors.

The College of Arts and Sciences is expected to be a part of the new College and Careers building, which will also be the home to the career center.

The 50,000-square-foot building is estimated to cost $34 million. Interim University of Oregon President Scott Coltrane plans to ask the public for $17 million in the 2015 legislative session.

Other projects the university is currently working on are the renovation of the Duck Store, Straub and Earl halls, the EMU and the Student Rec Center.

A bond from the Oregon legislature helped pay for these projects.


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