Friday, January 09, 2004

Free free, set me free 

Another state where public universities are asking for more freedom over their finances in return for less money from the public budget is Virginia, according to Ben Domenech. At William and Mary (where some fool is president), only 19% of the budget comes from state support, but the state still controls what tuition can be charged. There are other stories in this article Ben links to, such as needing state permission to erect the tent for graduation, which sound vaguely familiar to those of us in MnSCU.