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The heating and cooling plant improvements stem from an upgraded cleaning system for heat exchangers covering over 50,000 tons of the campus’s central plant chillers.
The new Nicholas Recreation Center ("The Nick") is home to 30,000 square feet of fitness space, eight courts, five studios, an Olympic-size pool, and more. It is operating at 25 percent capacity, with face masks required.
“This project is part of our ongoing commitment to invest in spaces where students can feel at home and where they can find and build community,” says Gabe Javier, associate vice chancellor for student affairs in the area of inclusion and identity.
The new system will include an array of 66 photovoltaic modules that are projected to produce 32,300 kilowatt-hours in the first year of operation.
Bill Evans remembers feeling the building shudder, then seeing a wave of dirt and dust blow by a lab door. He immediately reported that something terrible had happened.
The blast shattered most of the hospital's east-facing windows, including those in the intensive care unit. “Our assignment was to pick glass off of patients,” remembers a nursing student.
In May, the street was temporarily closed due to the high volume of pedestrian and bicycle usage during the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic. When the road reopens, the speed limit will be reduced from 25 mph to 20 mph.
After being closed since March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some University of Wisconsin–Madison facilities are reopening on a limited basis, with new safety requirements such as masking and physical distancing.
The university has adopted a new order to ensure public safety through physical distancing and related public health measures as campus prepares to reopen.
Arboretum Drive will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists, who are encouraged to maintain at least six feet of distance from one another on the road. All visitors should practice appropriate physical distancing .
“David’s leadership in difficult times was particularly valuable to all of us, helping ably steer the campus through several complex crises," says Laurent Heller, vice chancellor for finance and administration.
The UW is one of eight universities and colleges so honored by the League of American Bicyclists as part of its mission to create a “bicycle friendly America for everyone.”
The final touches of construction were being put in place during a preview tour of the Hamel Music Center Sept. 16. The Mead Witter School of Music is looking for volunteers Sept. 19 and 20, to sit quietly in the audience and hear professional acousticians perform the final tuning.
Originated as a part of a student capstone project, this major renovation to the 55-year-old residence hall is centered around the students that will inhabit it.
The Campus Art Exchange makes art formerly banished to storage available for public display in UW–Madison buildings. Artwork must be hung in public spaces such as hallways, common areas, conference rooms or other gathering spaces — not private offices.