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Quinnipiac completes purchase for 104-acre complex in North Haven

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. --Quinnipiac University has completed its purchase of the Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield property in North Haven for a graduate center.

"Completing the purchase agreement for the North Haven campus is an important milestone in our plans to create a Graduate Education Center on the site," John L. Lahey, president of the Hamden-based university, said Thursday.

Town records show the school paid $39.6 million for the 104-acre complex along Bassett Road.

As a first step, Quinnipiac will renovate a vacant 150,000-square-foot building to accommodate the first graduate programs, slated to move to the campus in 2009. The university eventually will take over other buildings totaling 450,000 square feet.

Quinnipiac has 2,000 students in its graduate programs, and ultimately nearly all will attend classes at the North Haven campus. They include graduate students at the university's School of Health Sciences, School of Business, School of Communications, School of Law and Division of Education.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.ctcentral.com

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