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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 64, Number 8 (May 1963)

The trend is up!,   pp. 17-18


Plans for another four year campus,   p. 18


Page 18


which is badly needed to cope with  the future architectural pattern of
the  continually increasing enroll- the UW-M probably will be concen-
ments.                              trated in high-rise structures. The
  Because of its restricted nature- only practical direction to go is up,
it is situated in a well-populated, and University planners are taking
largely residential area of the city-  this into consideration in developing
core and area studies for the Ken-
wood Campus.
  In a way, the architectural pattern
reflects the general feeling at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwau-
kee-the trend is definitely up!
Plans for Another Four Year Campus
In addition to the development of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
President Harrington has indicated
that the University intends to explore the possibility of establishing another
four-year campus somewhere in the
state. Printed below are excerpts of a statement he made concerning this
matter at the April meeting of the
Board of Regents.
N PLANNING the future of public education beyond
the high school in Wisconsin, the Coordinating Com-
mittee for Higher Education stated that "the welfare
of the student and the State will be best promoted by
providing post-high school educational opportunities as
widely over the State as is consistent with sound educa-
tional and financial considerations."
  This principle has long been held by the University
and is reflected in our freshman-sophomore Center
system. The principle now points toward long-range
consideration of future needs for junior-senior Univer-
sity work in areas other than Madison and Milwaukee.
  In their recommendations to the State Building Com-
mission for the 1963-,45. biennium, Governor Nelson
and his Commissioner ofdministration, Joe Nussbaum,
proposed spending $2-n1f1lion for starting construction
of a new four-year campus in southeastern Wisconsin.
  With the approval of the Executive Committee of
the University Board of Regents I opposed this pro-
posal and told the State Building Commission that
funds available for public higher education facilities
in the lakeshore area should be allocated to the UW-M.
  If this were done, I said, we would undertake, dur-
ing this biennium, to work with the Coordinating Com-
mittee staff in studying the needs for junior-senior Uni-
versity opportunities in southeastern Wisconsin.
  The State Building Commission accepted our rec-
ommendation, added the $2-million to the Milwaukee
campus building program. We, in turn, asked Henry
Ahlgren of our faculty to head the University's part of
the study, and he-with others-has been building up
the necessary population data and other information.
  Clearly, the more immediate need for junior-senior
University offerings is in the Racine-Kenosha area. I
feel that similar opportunities later should be made
available in the Green Bay-Fox Valley area.
  Public discussion of the possibility of establishing ad-
ditional junior-senior work has brought expressions of
interest from a number of communities: newspaper
editorials, letters, resolutions, visitations by two dele-
gations.
  We have received from citizens of Whitewater and
Oshkosh the suggestion that State Colleges in these
communities should    become   four-year University
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branches. We do not believe that such a change would
be desirable. These are among the fastest growing State
Colleges, operating within the excellent State College
system. We of the UniversityĆ½.have long worked \vith
the State Colleges and we know their vital contribution
to higher education in Wisconsin. Shifting the State
Colleges at Oshkosh and Whitewater into the Univer-
sity system would not add to the educational :oppor-
tunities available to the y6ung people of Wisconsin.
What is needed is an additioni'to the opportunities for
public higher education now available.
  In our study of possible locations for additional
junior-senior University work, we are anxious to serve
areas not now adequately served by public institutions.
Thus, in looking to the southeast, we tend to favor the
Racine-Kenosha area for junior-senior work. This is
a good distance from Whitewater. Likewise, if we de-
velop junior-senior offerings in the Green Bay-Fox
Valley area we would expect to do so some distance
from Oshkosh.
  These junior-senior programs would be limited in
scope. We have no plans for developing such profes-
sional schools as engineering anywhere except in
Madison and Milwaukee.
  When the University does develop additional junior-
senior work in southeastern Wisconsin, and eventually
in the Green Bay-Fox Valley area, it will not be at the
expense of progress in Madison and Milwaukee. Nor
will this expansion cost more than expansion for the
same number of additional students in Madison or Mil-
waukee. On these matters of cost, and on all other mat-
ters connected with these programs, we will, of course,
work closely with the Coordinating Committee, the
State Executive, the State Building Commission, and
the Legislature.
  We also expect to have additional freshman-sopho-
more Centers, to be operated out of Madison and Mil-
waukee. As the Regents know, the long-range planning
committee of the Coordinating Committee is now at
work on plans for possible new freshman-sophomore
University Centers and freshman-sophomore State Col-
lege Branches. We work closely with the Coordinating
Committee staff on these matters too, and will, of
course, report to the Regents at regular intervals.
                                 Wisconsin Alumnus


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