The University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors has approved an average 4.5 per cent tuition hike. Undergraduates will see an average tuition increase of 4.8 per cent next year, while graduate students will pay an extra 3.4 per cent.
Unless you have been living under a rock you probably know our school has a money problem to the tune of a projected $44.5-million budgetary shortfall. My interest was naturally piqued when I heard that the province and PotashCorp will fork over $50 million to the University of Saskatchewan.
The Canadian Light Source — also known as the synchrotron — has lined up $67 million in funding before its upcoming four year budget cycle even begins. But the search for cash continues.
The “revolving door” in American politics allows people to move between the private and public sectors and to influence public policy in favour of the businesses with which they are involved. This phenomenon is one of the most universally recognized signs that the American system is corrupted and broken.
Even though Ilene Busch-Vishniac makes $400,000 a year and gets a free house, I feel for her. Like Obama still trying to stabilize the U.S. economy after Bush’s shitstorm term in office, Busch-Vishniac has to clean up the University of Saskatchewan’s financial situation in a way that is manageable, sustainable and cost-effective.
What worries me the most about TransformUS is Program Prioritization. This process will rank academic disciplines based on their contribution to the university’s success. Highly ranked programs will receive increased resources while those with lower rankings will see reduced resources or be cut entirely.
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Five administrative staffers from the fine arts and humanities departments were laid off this week as part of the universities sweeping plan to cut $44.5 million in expenses over the next four years.
University of Saskatchewan biology students have been left out to dry with the temporary closure of the Emma Lake Kenderdine campus where a required honours course in fieldwork was offered. The satellite campus was put under immediate suspension Nov. 15 and will remain closed until 2016 when the fate of the facility will be reconsidered.