Snyder: Universities Will Sacrifice

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says universities likely will have to sacrifice in the short run, but he wants to invest more in higher education when times get better.
The Republican governor met Wednesday with the presidents of the 15 state universities who make up the Presidents Council. They say they're ready to help Snyder boost economic development.
Michigan Technological University President Glen Mroz said in a statement that the meeting set a positive tone for the relationship between universities and the new Snyder administration.
Snyder spoke about the projected $1.8 billion shortfall but didn't give any details on what he plans for universities in the next budget.
State funding for university operations has dropped 12 percent over the past eight years, while tuition has risen an average of 80 percent.


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  • by WakeUP! Location: Michigan on Jan 14, 2011 at 06:37 AM
    Major universities sports budgets are taken from the students as a portion of their tuition and from alumni and other booster-type support! Therefore it is not taxpayer money that pays for things such as Rich Rod's payout from Michigan for leaving. Please do some research on these things before openly criticizing stuff in total ignorance. For the anonymous who wants to question the support of education; seriously???? I look at supporting education through supporting universities as important to help build a future through educating a new work force. People complaining about the bailouts do so rightfully because those were adult businessmen who made their own messes and then wanted help and somebody else to clean it up for them once they'd done so. At least if you want to bring up a debate, do so with one that makes sense and has some merit. Comparing support of a bailout to greedy, inept, jerk major corporations and support of higher education is simply ridiculous at best.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:10 AM
    It would be nice if some of the money that is supposedly available for student would be given to the students to use. As for the Sports programs, they are self funded with big bucks comming in from Alumni, and fans. Its not state money being used in those programs.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 13, 2011 at 06:21 AM
    Question? does any body out there think that State Unversities could make it without tax payers money? I really don't understand we hate when we bailout U.S. companies and banks But nobody says anything about when we give schools money. Why?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 at 01:38 PM
    Those state schools are so wasteful of their money. UofM just paid 2.5 million to get rid of someone.
  • by brian Location: lansing on Jan 12, 2011 at 01:10 PM
    theirs no need to give these colleges money, look at all the money they waste. U-M just gave 3 million away to a coach and spent more than ten million getting him. look at the money they have spent on their football stadium. so don't give them money. and also look at their new wage increase to school personal.
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