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Regents Meeting This Week

Plenty to talk about...

From WCCO:

U Of M Regents To Meet, Then Go On Retreat

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ― The University of Minnesota regents are going to compress their usual two days of meetings into one this week before leaving for their annual retreat.

The regents are scheduled to meet Wednesday in both their workshop and regular meeting before going to Owatonna on Thursday and Friday.

It'll be the first meeting with Clyde Allen presiding as the new chairman. He's a former commissioner of the state Revenue Department.

Among the highlights of Wednesday's meeting will be an update on the university's new underground physics laboratory along the Ash River in northern Minnesota.

The regents retreat is at the Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna. They'll be focusing on developing broad policies for the university during a time of shrinking budgets.

The clip below indicates that some of the Regents are concerned about the small amount of time allotted to financial planning at the U. Many of these folks are successful business men and women and they are, rightfully, appalled at how things are done around here.

Let's hope that the meeting at the St. Thomas Gainey Center produces some tough questions for the administration and a lot more transparency than has been seen in the past.

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