News In Brief

London Centre to be closed next spring

Next year, during the spring term, Lawrence’s London Centre will not be open. Due to a small number of students who applied and were accepted, Lawrence will only operate the Centre in the fall and winter next year.
According to Gerald Seaman, associate dean of the faculty, the London Centre usually serves 21 students per term. Seaman said that in years past, approximately 60 students per year study at the London Centre, but only about 42 students were accepted to study there in the coming year.

Hanna wins reelection

In the Appleton mayoral election, incumbent Tim Hanna beat out his opponent, Charlie Goff. Hanna was elected to serve his third term as mayor of Appleton. This year’s election was a very tight one, with Hanna winning by only 1,750 votes, out of 14,800 cast.
The close election followed an even closer primary in February, which Hanna won by fewer than 200 votes.

Bridge referendum defeated

The push to prevent the widening of the College Avenue bridge suffered defeat at the polls on Tuesday. A referendum was on the ballot to keep the bridge two lanes. Many members of the Lawrence community strongly felt that the bridge should not be expanded, expressing concern over the possibility of increased traffic through campus.
The referendum was defeated 56 percent to 44 percent. The bridge will be reconstructed in 2008 and should last 70 years, according to DOT engineers. State inspectors discovered cracks in the current bridge, built 43 yeas ago, necessitating replacement.