Regarding the budget request

Somewhere in the hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on sports and fitness palaces on the Minneapolis campus, we’d appreciate a few crumbs for our vintage but crowded little St. Paul campus gym.

The limited collection of exercise machines shares one room with the motivationally amplified commands and dance music of fitness classes and is shoehorned in with powerlifters in another room. A little more space and some sound isolation walls … a modest request.