Groundbreaking held for new School of Nursing
Gov. Walker among those in attendance
15 years of planning finally led to a much-anticipated groundbreaking on the UW-Madison campus Saturday.
The event was for the new School of Nursing that will be built and named after Signe Skott Cooper.
Cooper is part of the Emeritus faculty and is also a generous donor to the School of Nursing.
UW staff said this building will be designed to increase research and improve healthcare.
"We will finally have a facility that's designed for our purposes," said UW School of Nursing dean Katharyn May. "We will have more room for students. Almost 30 percent more room to increase our enrollment. Research space. Room to invite communities in."
After the dig, staff made a human blueprint of the new building.
Gov. Walker was in attendance, saying that he's glad so many people stepped up to improve the health education center in Wisconsin.
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