Came across this OP ED piece thumbing through the wrap this AM. Not sure how much of this is new but a few things jumped out at me. 1) Overall cost down $50 million to $136 million 2) $15 million in funds approved by student referendum will not be used on this project but reserved for others 3) The need for Chancellor Block to write such a piece. He must have felt that recently raised concerns over how the project will be funded required a response to ensure we had the support of UCLA community. Shovels in the ground on 5/11/2010 seems optimistic, but I'm hopeful.