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Student government head unhappy with building commission votes



The second phase of a new science center at UW-La Crosse has been put on hold by the state building commission. 

That action has upset at least one student leader on campus. 

The current president of the UW-L student association, Ben O’Connell, said many buildings on campus need to be updated. 

O’Connell said his parents went to classes in the old science building, Cowley Hall, built more than 50 years ago.    

Republicans on the building commission rejected the latest capital budget last week in an apparent protest over state borrowing. 

O’Connell said blocking dorm improvements at UW campuses affects students where they live.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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