Editorial: Invest in MSC Southeast and beyond
By RiverTown Editorial
May 17, 2018
The importance of Minnesota State colleges and universities is being driven home this graduation season, when 40,000 students will receive degrees from the system's campuses in 47 communities throughout the state. We're well aware of the system's importance here with MSC Southeast in Red Wing and its sister campus in Winona.
As visitors to any Minnesota State campus can plainly see, however, many of the aging buildings that are critical to teaching students and training employees are falling into a sad state of disrepair -- a litany of deferred maintenance projects that Minnesota officials have allowed over the years to balloon to $950 million. To address some of the most critical needs, Minnesota State administrators are asking for asking for a modest $10 million for campus support and $21 million for an information technology system to replace an aging network that is based on an obsolete computer language and falls woefully short of what today's students need and deserve. Of the $10 million sought for campus support, MSC Southeast in Red Wing accounts for $130,000.
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