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The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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  • Gov. Scott Walker
    Chancellor's Blog: Governor Walker announces UW System budget proposal
    Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017

    Governor Scott Walker previewed his 2017-19 UW System budget proposal during a Feb. 7 stop at UW-Eau Claire.

  • Campus winter scene from Water Street bridge
    Chancellor's Blog: Our mission continues
    Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

    This blog post summarizes comments given by UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt to attendees at the Jan. 31, 2017, open forum hosted by the University Senate, University Staff Council and Student Senate. His comments addressed the campus impact of President Trump’s recent executive order suspending entry into the U.S. by immigrants and non-immigrants from seven countries.

  • Winter scene of Centennial Hall
    Chancellor's Blog: Welcome to the new semester!
    Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

    Chancellor James Schmidt discusses reasons to be optimistic as UW-Eau Claire's spring 2017 semester gets underway.

  • Winter campus mall scene
    Chancellor's Blog: Regents unanimously pass 2+2 pay plan resolution
    Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

    Chancellor James Schmidt applauds the UW System Board of Regents' passage of a resolution seeking a 2 percent pay plan for faculty and staff in each of the two years of the 2017-19 state budget.

  • UW-Eau Claire footbridge
    Chancellor's Blog: Creating an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus — An update
    Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

    Over the past year, UW-Eau Claire developed an EDI plan that will help us create a campus that is open, supportive and focused on dismantling racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia. This month we took several important steps forward in our continuing EDI efforts.

  • aerial view of lower campus
    Chancellor's Blog: Reflections on this week
    Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

    Chancellor James Schmidt shares his reflections on events over the past week at UW-Eau Claire.

  • Schofield Hall
    Chancellor's Blog: Free speech on a public university campus
    Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

    Chancellor James Schmidt recalls UW-Eau Claire's long history of making the public university's venues available to candidates for the highest U.S. offices, regardless of their political party.

  • UW-Eau Claire campus mall
    Chancellor's Blog: A plan for investment in faculty and staff
    Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

    Chancellor James Schmidt lays out an institutional compensation plan that will support UW-Eau Claire's commitment to excellence by investing in faculty and staff. The plan seeks to invest one-time resources in faculty and staff and to lay out a pathway for sustainable merit compensation based on enrollment growth.

  • Setting the stage
    Chancellor's Blog: August Update
    Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

    Chancellor Schmidt provides an update on a variety of activities and opportunities that he and the Blugold community are focused on as the fall semester arrives.

  • students on campus mall
    Chancellor's Blog: July update
    Friday, July 8, 2016

    Chancellor Schmidt provides an update on a variety of activities and opportunities that he and the Blugold community have experienced this summer.

  • Students walking on campus sidewalks and the campus footbridge
    Chancellor's Blog: The year in review
    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    The 2015-16 academic year was perhaps the most challenging UW-Eau Claire has faced as a campus community. Chancellor Schmidt looks back on campuswide accomplishments during the year and forward to what's happening in the coming months.

  • spring scene of students outside Schofield Hall
    Chancellor's Blog: Campus Climate Survey shows we have much room for improvement
    Friday, May 6, 2016

    Outcomes of UW-Eau Claire's Campus Climate Survey will be invaluable to the campus as a solid foundation that will enable the campus community to measure its progress toward achieving its goal of a more equitable, diverse and inclusive UW-Eau Claire.

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