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Bookstore donates $60,000 for new scholarship

The University Bookstore executive
board presented the University of Wisconsin with a gift of $60,000
Monday at the Faculty Senate meeting to start off the need-based
scholarship fund the Senate created at its meeting last month.

Members of the UBS board announced a
gift of $50,000 from the bookstore in addition to a $10,000 gift from
the family of one of the board members to the Great People Need-Based

According to University Committee
member Ann Hoyt, the University of Wisconsin Foundation will match
the gift dollar-for-dollar, meaning the gift will put $120,000 into
the fund.


Hoyt said all donations not designated
for any specific school will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the UW
Foundation while donations that are designated will be matched by 50
cents on the dollar.

UW Chancellor John Wiley said the
donation from the University Bookstore board was a surprise to him,
and the bookstore has a history of supporting UW with gifts.

The announcement of the gift came
shortly after Dean of Students Lori Berquam and University of
Wisconsin Police Department Assistant Chief Dale Burke updated the
Senate on the situation regarding the homicide of UW junior Brittany

“We are working in close cooperation
with the city of Madison in connecting the dots,” Burke said. “And
I can tell you the city has a lot of dots. It just takes time.”

Burke said it is the role of everyone
on campus to help ensure the safety and security of the city, and
UWPD is doing everything it can to ensure the safety of people on the

The senate also passed a resolution to
urge the Public Service Commission to run the proposed transmission
line from Rockdale to Middleton underground instead of aboveground
and next to the Beltline.

Ronald Kalil, UW ophthalmology
professor, said the tall poles that would be used to hold the power
lines would ruin the skyline view from the UW Arboretum.

“It would destroy the illusion that
you are in a wild place,” Kalil said.

He added some studies have shown
exposure to power lines is a human carcinogen and collision with
power lines is the second most common cause of death among birds.

UW Arboretum director Kevin McSweeney
said while the resolution will not hold any legal sway, it would
encourage others to join the fight.

Wiley said the main obstacle to burying
the line, proposed by the American Transmission Company, is the cost
of this option.

He added he has already sent in a
letter to the Public Service Commission, stating UW’s stance
against the aboveground line.

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