Bill Kaplan: UW-Madison’s Van Hise Hall crumbles

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Wisconsin’s infrastructure deficiencies include aging rundown buildings across the UW System, the state’s economic and intellectual crown jewel. Recently a slab of concrete facade dropped off UW-Madison’s Van Hise Hall (named after UW President Charles Van Hise, father of the Wisconsin Idea). UW System President Tommy Thompson said: “More than half of the UW System’s (statewide) buildings were built in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and many now require significant renovation wo...

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