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BC set to open new $78m academic building

For the first time in 45 years, Boston College will soon open a new academic facility on the main part of its Chestnut Hill campus.

BC officials say that the $78 million Stokes Hall, the school’s most expensive educational building ­ever, represents an investment in the humanities and a bet in the ­future of bricks-and-mortar higher education. It is opening as many insti­tutions, students, and families are questioning the value of liberal arts studies in a struggling economy and amid the soaring cost of college.

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