Next Campus Conversation, What's at stake at the legislature - a call
to action, on Thursday, March 31, 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM in Room 209
Please join us for the next "Campus
Conversation." This month's important conversation will focus on
advocating for the University at the legislature in tough budget times.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 31, 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM in Room 209
Akerman Hall (map
The shape and substance of the State of
Minnesota's budget carry important implications for the University and
our campus community. The budget plans currently being developed by the
legislature lay out a policy and financial road map for Minnesota and
the University for the next two years. Some legislators are proposing
very deep cuts to the University. President Bruininks testified before
the House Higher Education Committee recently and warned of a tipping
point in which the U would no longer be able to sustain additional cuts
in state funding and how that tipping point is fast approaching. A short
video highlighting his testimony can be found here
This campus conversation will provide
the unique opportunity to learn how you can be an advocate for the
University during the current legislative session. It is important that
we come together to urge policy leaders and decision makers to not
divest in education and innovation, as the impact will be felt
statewide, and the damage will be permanent.
Donna Peterson, associate vice president for government and community relations
Bill Otto, legislative advocacy coordinator
A discussion period will follow the presentation.
Please RSVP to email@example.com
if you plan to attend. Visit Campus Conversation's website
on the day of the event, to join by UMConnect.
Feel free to forward this information to others who may be interested in attending.
Campus Conversations provide a
monthly forum to discuss issues of interest to the University community.
All meetings are open to faculty, staff, and students.
Director, Internal Communications
University of Minnesota