Bruininks praises Senate actions today
Contacts: Daniel Wolter, University News Service, (651) 485-3214 (cell)
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (05/09/2006) —The following is a statement from University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks regarding Minnesota Senate passage today of both the universitys biomedical sciences research facilities authority and a Gopher football stadium:
Today, the Minnesota Senate took historic action on two very important priorities for the University of Minnesota: our biomedical sciences research initiative and the plan to bring Gopher football back to campus.
Biomedical sciences research is critical to the economic future of our state. This legislation will help Minnesota get its competitive footing to build the Medtronics and 3Ms of tomorrow.
On the stadium front, were pleased that to see a Gopher stadium bill pass both the House and Senate. Were grateful to all of the representatives and senators for stepping forward in support of bringing Gopher football back to campus.
The Us plan has been developed over the past three years, raised significant private financial support and involved thousands of volunteer hours. Were confident the House and Senate will work out their differences to pass a final bill that the governor will sign. The U is prepared to begin work on the stadium immediately.