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Champlain College building new dorms

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Champlain College is making room for more students on campus.

The college is building two new dorms off Maple Street near the Edmunds School. The project will house 180 students. The dorms are part of Champlain's ongoing effort to house 90 percent of its students. Right now, it has beds for more than 65 percent. The dorms will be built next to a third residence hall that was completed last year.

"It is a very tight housing market here in Burlington, which means it is a very expensive housing market. We think we have a civic obligation to house our students," said David Finney, the president of Champlain College.

The new buildings will use geothermal pumps to handle their heating and cooling. The dorms are slated to open to students in next July.

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