When, if ever, is the University of Minnesota Administration Going to Learn?
From the U of M legislative network:
U of M advocates played an essential role this year in getting
people to think about the future of the U. No truer sign of this
was seen than during the last week of the 2009 legislative
session. Advocates' praise and concerns about the U's
place in our state remained part of the legislative dialogue
well after our last action alert, and surely helped to mitigate
the cuts the U received.
[Cough, cough, what about unallotment?]
Their advocacy also helped get the Bell Museum project to the
governor's desk for the second year in a row as part of a
supplemental bonding package. While the Bell project did not
make the final cut, the U received $25 million for building
preservation and restoration as well as $2.5 million for a solar
Asking for the Bell bonding was ARROGANT.
As the Daily puts it:
"The University shares some blame for showing fiscal imprudence; sending a funding request for an unnecessary Bell Museum was [an] arrogant move."