… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Monday, February 23, 2015
For the Record: Letter to Star-Tribune Editor about UMore Park
The following letter was published on February 23, 2015
Change in course is years too late
The University of Minnesota administration has finally been thinking about turning off the spigot after $12.5 million has gone down the UMore Park drain (“U changes course on UMore,” Feb. 13).
Just think how many students could have received a college education with the use of those funds.
Even worse, the gravel mining at the Dakota County property presents a risk to the agricultural research that has produced hundreds of millions of dollars for the state economy.
For years, Bill Gleason and other professors were ringing alarm bells. But the senior administrators and the regents ignored the warnings. Now they walk away without any personal accountability.
Each biennium, the citizens of our state invest more than $1 billion in the U in general appropriations. With that much at stake, the Legislature should appoint a watchdog to monitor on a continuing basis the operations of the university and the use of state appropriations.
Michael W. McNabb, Lakeville
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