What MnSCU students want done with campus buildings

It’s that time of year — the time when students cry out for lawmakers to give colleges enough money to fix their facilities (to replace bad pipes, heat cold, drafty classrooms — that sort of stuff).

The program to fix all that is called HEAPR (“HEE-per”), an acronym for a rather clumsy title: the Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement.

The Senate higher-education committee is meeting today to discuss the proposed bonding bill, and students are pushing legislators to focus state money on fixing and renovating buildings. (Hence, the letter above.)

It’s an evergreen issue.