Educators, politicians and students are celebrating the groundbreaking of UW-Marathon County's newest project.
Nearly 100 people showed up for the ceremony to kick off construction of the University's Public Policy Institute and Theater.
It will house the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service *and* Wisconsin Public Radio.
As well as the continuing Education and Theater Departments.
U.S. Congressman Dave Obey secured about $4 million dollars for the nearly $7 million dollar project.
He says, "It's always difficult securing funding for any project, but this is I think an extremely valuable project for the community, for the institution, for the students that will go here."
Congressman obey and his wife both attended UW-MC.
He says it's an institution that helps make higher education affordable to students who otherwise wouldn't be able to take advantage of it.
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