Summer will be busy season
for University construction
by Rebecca Arrington
will start soon on the Special Collections Library, most of
which will be underground. Its above-grade portions will replace
Miller Hall (above), to be demolished in May. The $26 million
project is marked for completion in June 2004.
By Matt Kelly
will be busy at the University this summer.
projects are almost done, including additions to the Miller Center
of Public Affairs and the Law School. Others, such as the new Special
Collections Library and the Emmet Street parking garage, are just
job winding down is the Monroe Lane student residence. First slated
to be finished in June, a new timetable aims for July or August.
Sack Johannesmeyer, director of facilities planning
and construction, said the delays are related to a variety of construction
problems that the contractor, Beers/Skanska, has experienced, including
the lack of nearby open space for a staging area.
nothing major. Construction is difficult there because theres
no space to lay anything down, said Johannesmeyer, who said
he and top Beers/Skanska officials are closely monitoring the situation.
New board members tapped
Mark R. Warner announced four new appointments to the U.Va. Board
Visitors April 11, bypassing all three Gilmore-era board members
who were eligible for reappointment.
new members were the first to be recommended by the new Governors
Advisory Commission on Higher Education Board Appointments, which
Warner established in February to review potential candidates for
higher education board appointments based on merit, experience,
sound judgment and proven leadership, according to the press
release announcing Warners selections.
individuals I have selected for these boards have demonstrated their
commitment to higher education through active support of their alma
maters, Warner said. These appointees also share my
commitment to ensuring a system of quality higher education is available
to all Virginians. I appreciate their willingness to offer themselves
for public service. Full story.