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Mixed opinion at Westfield State over president’s spending

WESTFIELD — Chas Hodgdon, a junior from Woburn, appears smitten when he talks about Westfield State University. He lives in a new $55 million dormitory, enjoys the abundant campus greenery, and finds the coursework challenging.

“I love it here; I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” said Hodgdon, a 22-year-old transfer student, as he left gleaming University Hall this week.

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