UW-Stevens Point library on verge of being ‘untrustworthy’; officials call for $96M replacement
4/16/2021
Stevens Point Journal

​By Alan Hovorka

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point officials want to raze and replace the university's library before it faces a situation similar to the one UW-Madison faced last week when massive concrete slabs fell off the third story of a building and onto the pavement below.

Interim UW System President Tommy Thompson made the case for infrastructure spending at UW schools during a visit to Stevens Point's campus Friday. Replacing Albertson Hall in Stevens Point is the No. 1 building priority on the UW System's $1.3 billion capital budget request this year. The project to replace Albertson would cost $96 million, which includes rebuilding the university's landmark sundial — Specht Forum.

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Other media coverage:

UW-Stevens Point’s Albertson Hall becoming unsafe, UW System calls for replacement, WAOW-TV 

New area library and resource center top priority for UW System, WSAW-TV

UW System Interim President Thompson Visits UWSP for Albertson Hall Project, WSAU Radio

Thompson visits UWSP, calls for replacement of Albertson Hall, Stevens Point News/Portage County Gazette

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