Southern Methodist University's trustees are expected to vote today to bring George W. Bush's presidential library to the Texas institution, reports the Dallas Morning News. The agreement will be "a great day for SMU," said the university's president. But the road to a final agreement at Laura Bush's alma mater hasn't been a smooth one.
The controversial $500 million library, museum and policy center faced fierce opposition from some faculty members —and a vocal group of Methodist bishops and clergy—who objected to being associated with a think-tank that aims to further Bush's policies. The project has also been entangled in a land dispute.