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MISSOULA- University of Montana administrators are considering a new location for the Missoula College building, a move that thrilled those in support of saving the UM golf course.

Still some say it's only a matter of time before the golf course is developed.

This seven acre property sits across the Clark fork river from U-M's main campus. For months petitions, surveys and studies revealed differing opinions from the public about the south campus plan that would eliminate the university golf course.

ASUM Transportation chairperson Topher Williams said the East Broadway site will only provide a short-term fix for protesters.

Williams said, "The golf course at some point will likely be developed for some other reason be it athletic facilities or student housing or something so while this might be a great strategy to get the Missoula College into a less controversial spot, I think we'll find as a community that space will have to be examined and potentially developed for different purposed."

UM Vice President for Integrated Communications Peggy Kuhr said the proximity of the new location to campus makes this site appealing but the south campus will still be considered as well.

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