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Maclean House, the home of the Alumni Council since 1968, will receive a major interior facelift as it takes on an expanded role as a welcoming center for alumni returning to campus. “We want this to feel like their home away from home,” said Henry Von Kohorn ’66, the outgoing president of the Alumni ­Association. Located on Nassau Street just a few hundred feet from Nassau Hall, the ­building was ­constructed in 1756 as the home of the college president. Among the renovations that will be completed before Reunions next year are new HVAC, lighting, and fire-safety systems; painting; and comfortable new ­furnishings; iPads offering campus and town information will be ­available. Offices for the Alumni Council staff on the second and third floors also will be modernized. University architect Ron McCoy *80 said the work will “respect and reinforce the history” of the building while offering a brighter, livelier appearance.