Sunday, September 6, 2015

Destruction of pedestrian bridge first sign of dwindling UW maintenance budget - ANNE BLACKBOURN, Badger Herald

Maintenance will face the chopping block before academics as University of Wisconsin administrators work to make up for a $300 million slash in state funding over the next two years. Some students have mourned the demolition of the pedestrian bridge formerly connecting Vilas Hall and the George L. Mosse Humanities building. But UW spokesperson Greg Bump said nonacademic projects like maintenance on the aging bridge, which would have cost $1.5 million to replace, will see more cuts than academic units.

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