by Peggy Harrison
the big dig (above left)
Librarian Karin Wittenborg and University President John T.
Casteen III applaud April 29 as David A. Harrison III and
his daughter, Marjorie H. Webb, officially break ground for
the new Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History,
Literature, and Culture and the Albert H. Small Special Collections
Library. The groundbreaking was among several weekend events
recognizing major donors and presenting some of the accomplishments
of the Campaign for the University.
Grounds (above right)
Harrison Institute, to be housed in the 70,000-square-foot
Small Library, will offer work space for the thousands of
scholars who come to the University to conduct research in
Special Collections. There will also be exhibition space for
the University's vast holdings, which include rare books,
manuscripts, documents and artifacts. Work on the $26 million
project will begin in the summer of 2001, after the Office
of Admission moves into Peabody Hall, currently under renovation.
Miller Hall will then be razed to make way for the new building,
the major portion of which will be located underground. Albert
H. Small was unable to attend the groundbreaking.
on new pay plan scheduled
new classified compensation plan will begin to be implemented this
fall, although it might not be that noticeable at first. New "role²
titles will replace current positions and some new practices will
take effect Sept. 25. The first performance-based salary raises
will be made in December.
Resources is conducting information sessions throughout the summer
to allow employees to hear more about the plan and ask questions.
Employees are strongly encouraged to attend a meeting and will not
be required to use leave time for it, according to Thomas E. Gausvik,
chief human resource officer.
80 two-hour sessions are being held in a variety of locations, organized
by department or school to make it convenient for employees to participate.
Each session is intended to include 25 to 50 employees. Full
garage to reshuffle parking
fall's scheduled opening of a new parking garage at the football
stadium, which adds a net of 250 new spaces to the University's
parking inventory, has created an opportunity to implement an idea
that Parking and Transportation has kicked around for many years,
said director Al Whalley.
as soon as September, Health System commuters will be assigned their
own area in Scott Stadium's west lots. Those who work on Central
and West Grounds will be given space in the western lots at University
Hall (those between U-Hall and Klockner Stadium), with a new express
bus route to get them to and from their work sites.
changes, plus additional higher-priced reserved space south and
east of the stadium to serve those who work in Central and West
Grounds, should provide greater efficiency for almost everyone involved,
the current system, blue permit holders park either at the stadium
or University Hall. On weekdays, University Transit Service provides
shuttle buses to the Medical Center from both areas during peak
hours, as well as regularly scheduled service from both locations
to Central Grounds via the blue route from 7:23 a.m. until 12:23
the new system, shuttles to the Health Sciences Center will run
only from the stadium lots, and a new peak-hours shuttle running
every 15 minutes will take those who park at U-Hall directly to
Central Grounds via Alderman Road, bypassing the more congested
Emmet Street. Other current routes will continue, although service
on the green route, which runs between between Copeley Housing,
U-Hall and the Medical Center, will be cut to every 30 minutes rather
than every 15, Whalley said. Full story.