Tuesday, January 14, 2003

A new notch on our tightened belts 

All the gossip on campus this afternoon settles around the proposed budget cuts from the Governor. Included in the plan is "[c]utting $50 million from payments the state owes to the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system." That's about 4% of the money due us. The impact on our campus, according to a hurried memo from the faculty union's state office, is about $2.2 million. As you'll recall, I said the budget freeze will come Feb. 10. I may have been too optimistic.