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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - -

The University of Mississippi will begin a four-year, $50 million renovation and expansion of its Student Union this summer.

WCBI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1g7CbwF ) the project will include a larger dining area, new student government offices, a ballroom, conference space and other amenities.

A university committee spent years studying ways to upgrade the building, visiting student unions at Auburn University, Louisiana State University and others.

Ultimately, the committee decided to renovate the existing Ole Miss Student Union, but also to increase its size from 97,000 square feet to about 157,000 square feet, says Leslie Banahan, the university's assistant vice chancellor for student affairs.

The project will be handled in phases over about four years.

The bookstore and food court inside the Student Union will remain open throughout construction.

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