U of M President Eric Kaler to outline 2018 legislative priorities Feb. 21

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What: Media briefing on University of Minnesota 2018 legislative priorities
Who: University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler
When: 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Where: Room B971 press conference room, Minnesota Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, St Paul, MN 55155

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will provide media an overview of the University’s legislative priorities for the 2018 session at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21 in room B971 at the Minnesota Capitol. Members of the media are requested to RSVP to Emmalynn Bauer at the contact information below.

President Kaler will be joined by Mike Kenyanya, president of the University of Minnesota Duluth Student Association, as well as Maggie Perrel, recent graduate of University of Minnesota Crookston. President Kaler will also be available for questions. 

The University of Minnesota’s 2018 capital request includes four priority initiatives totaling $238.5 million in state funding:

  • Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) systemwide ($200 million)
  • Greater MN Academic Renewal on the Duluth, Crookston and Morris campuses ($10.5 million)
  • Pillsbury Hall Capital Renewal on the Twin Cities campus ($24 million)
  • Glensheen Renewal in Duluth ($4 million)

Governor Dayton’s recommendation for the state bonding bill includes the University’s full capital request plus an additional $50 million for HEAPR funding and an additional $10 million for design of a new Clinical Research Facility on the Twin Cities campus.


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