I really appreciated Cheryl Nenn's thoughtful op-ed in the Journal Sentinel that sensibly urges UWM to reconsider its plan to build an engineering school on the County Grounds.
Friday, August 20, 2010
I've argued for some time on this blog - - example here - - that a multitude of financing and siting issues have made this plan doubtful from the beginning.
Should a university be the agent these days of land and open space loss, longer student and faculty commutes, and an overall larger carbon footprint?
With UWM Chancellor Carlos Santiago - - the plan's driving force - - now leaving for Washington, DC, this is the right time to slow the plan down, and find some alternatives.
Others have weighed in - - check out a posting I grabbed earlier from the blog Milwaukee County First.
Also this from Urban Wilderness.