Overall state funding would be reduced by less than one-tenth of 1 percent or $22.456 million. The cuts proposed just for Pitt are more than double that amount.
RESOLVED, that the members of the Board of Trustees do hereby reaffirm their belief that further reductions to the University's state support, as recently proposed, should be eliminated…
Unfortunately, what almost certainly will prove to be most memorable about 2012 is that an already brutal budget year has been made far worse by another proposal for deep and disproportionate cuts.
"The sad but inevitable result of these dramatic cuts is either the shifting of costs to students and their families through tuition increases or a reduction in the quality of university programs," Provost Emeritus James V. Maher writes in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette op-ed.
“Put most simply, it is not possible for any university to sustain public university tuition rates if it is not supported like a public university,” Chancellor Nordenberg tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Chancellor Nordenberg, trustees chair Stephen Tritch, Carnegie Mellon University's president, and others gave presentations to committee members.
The year just closed was another in an unbroken succession of years characterized by high performance and remarkable progress at Pitt.
Public universities spend wisely and contribute to the regional economy, writes Provost Emeritus James V. Maher.
The governor's proposed reductions would put a first-rate education out of reach for many Pennsylvanians, writes Pitt Board of Trustees Chair Stephen R. Tritch.
Today, March 8, 2011, is another date that may long be remembered in the history of higher education in Pennsylvania. However, it will be remembered in a far less positive way…
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