All Student Meeting on Budget Priorities [Live]


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Couldn’t make it out to the All Student Meeting on Budget Priorities tonight?  No worries, Ben Doernberg ’13 saves the day once again with his livestream.  Zachary Malter ’13 of the Student Budget Sustainability Task Force introduces, explaining how the university budget works, and what can be done.

There’s also a survey for student input, that you can check out here.

Here are the hypotheticals from the survey, which the Task Force explains in more detail:

  • Increase faculty teaching load from 4 courses to 5 courses a year
  • Replace fifteen tenure-track professors with visiting professors
  • Eliminate 13 staff members
  • Reduce library acquisition budget by 29%
  • Reduce facilities maintenance budget
  • Sell faculty/staff and graduate rental units
  • Eliminate half of woodframe houses
  • Change housing system so that most frosh are n triples and most sophomores are in doubles
  • Reduce athletics
  • Reduce co-curricular programs
  • Raise tuition more rapidly than inflation
  • Draw more money from the endowment every year
  • Eliminate the no loan policy for students from families making less than $40,000 a year

[Edit 14 November 12:47PM pyrotechnics: Changed “proposals from the survey” to “hypotheticals from the survey.” This more accurately reflects the flavor of the survey.]

  • alum

    these proposals range from excellent to extremely poor. very interesting

  • Anonymouse

    Any rough est. on how many people are in attendance?