Monday, April 12, 2010

UWM Post Notes Campus Expansion Problems

The student paper at UWM reports on the inability of the Chancellor to sell his plan to build a new Engineering campus, with a so-called Innovation Park at the County Grounds.

In addition to a lack of consensus, and claims that the campus master planning process has been disregarded, there is a lack of funding for the expansion, too.

Then there is the troubled new School of Freshwater Science, which may be split in half, with the research functions located at an expanded WATER Institute campus at E. Greenfield Ave. and the harbor, while the business community's piece of the deal gets a glitzy bauble near the Harley-Davidson Museum on the Reed Street Yards property.

In both cases, there's too much of the private sector tail wagging the educational dog.

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