Resolution #00-01-7

On April 26, 2001, the Faculty Senate adopted the following resolution: 

The Chafee Social Science Center at the University of Rhode Island is contaminated with PCBs, a circumstance which poses significant risks to the University's faculty, staff, and students. In order to ensure the health and safety of the University community and to restore and maintain an environment appropriate to the University's academic pursuits, remediation of this condition is urgently needed.

Resolved:

The Faculty Senate of the University of Rhode Island urges the Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Commissioner of Higher Education to assume their proper roles as advocates for the University and to use energetically their good offices to attain the additional funding necessary to remediate the unsafe conditions in the Chafee Social Science Center.

Further Resolved:

The Faculty Senate of the University of Rhode Island urges the General Assembly to act as stewards of the state's property and the well-being of its citizens and to approve promptly an additional appropriation sufficient to remediate the unsafe conditions in the Chafee Social Science Center.