restores library funding
Jim Gilmore restored $7 million Sept. 18 in funding already approved
for the construction of a new Special
Collections library at U.Va., but held up because of this
years state budget impasse.
capital to our college campuses is one of my highest priorities,
said Gilmore. The Special Collections library is central
to the future of academic life at the University of Virginia.
are very pleased that the governor has released funding that will
allow us to move ahead with the library, said U.Va. President
John T. Casteen III. This has been our top priority for
several reasons, the most important of which is the access students,
scholars and citizens of Virginia will gain to the Universitys
renowned collection of historical and literary documents. Together
with $16 million contributed by private donors, the state funds
released today should enable us to break ground this winter.
project has a $26 million budget with funding split between $10
million in general funds and $16 million from private gifts.