Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Rising, hiking, what other action verbs are the board of Regents good at?

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents approved a 5.5 percent tuition hike for students today as part of the 2007-08 budget.

With lawmakers still wrangling over the budget and school set to begin next month, regents voted 14-3 to approve the plan, which was based off the Joint Finance Committee's version of the budget. The plan increases tuition by $330 at UW-Madison, $323 at UW-Milwaukee and $251 at the 11 other four-year UW campuses. The two-year UW Colleges will see no tuition increase.

UW System President Kevin Reilly called the tuition hikes "the lowest increases in years." Regent Tom Loftus expressed hope that the budget process would foster a "new beginning" for the relationship between the UW and the Legislature.

"We are presenting to them, the leaders ... our best judgment as to what the University needs," Loftus said.
Just when I've been thinking about going back for a higher degree. Even if tuition wasn't raised for me, I wouldn't want to contribute. ROBBERS!

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