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Plans for student center seem more than is necessary Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 -- 1:00 AM

To the editor:

I have read with dismay of the grand plans for the makeover of the St. Paul Center on the Madison UW campus.

While I can understand that it has been many years since the building has been updated, the present plans seem to be more than is necessary.

My main concern is the cost and the balance of needs in the diocese.  It was only a year ago that the diocese said they were unable to fund the Catholic Multicultural Center at an annual cost of just $350,000 a year.

Have  things changed so dramatically in one year that  $45 million is now  feasable when the center was cut off for much less?  The priorites of the diocese seem skewed toward  the  student population who have more resources and away form the poor who have very few.

Kathy Wehrle, Madison