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BEND, OR -- Oregon State University made its planned expansion in Bend official Friday. The Board of Trustees voted to authorize the purchase of a 72-acre former landfill from Deschutes County. 

 

The site, along with a former pumice mine the university already owns, will take the Bend campus to a total of 128 acres, which officials say will allow the school to enroll between 3,000 and 5,000 students. 
 
OSU-Cascades Vice President Becky Johnson says remediated landfill soil will be used to help fill the pumice mine site. In a statement issued Friday, Johnson said, "This will benefit Central Oregon, the community, the economy and students thanks to the collaboration of Deschutes County commissioners and staff."
 
Click HERE to read the full statement from the university. 

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