Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Regents approve budget

The regents approved the budget for the system last week. It surely was a depressing meeting for everyone involved. They approved a huge tuition increase and, of course, all sorts of reductions.

Here is a succinct summary from the Regents president:

“I think we’ve been dealt a cruel hand again by people with other priorities."

Here is what may happen to UWO:

Chancellor Wells said that while past cuts to the UW System budget have not affected instruction at UW-Oshkosh, 80 percent of the Legislature’s most recent reductions will impact it directly, resulting in lost revenue from tuition and fees, increased class sizes and the potential layoffs of some 60 teaching staff in the Spring semester.

The percentage of support from the state dropped from 25.5% to 24%.

is the link for the entire press release

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