Friday, March 6, 2015

Provost addresses budget in Town Hall meeting - Kelsey Hamlin, The Daily W

Ana Mari Cauce was at a crossroads Tuesday evening as she addressed questions and relayed key plans during the Provost Town Hall. Cauce and her audience were aware that she has been named the UW’s interim president, but until March 2, she will remain provost. At that time, Jerry Baldasty will take over as interim provost. “I have had to make some changes,” Cauce said. “It’s going to be a prov-ident or pre-vost speech, some kind of hybrid.” She had more than a speech to deliver, however. Cauce also had to field questions from her audience, like those posed by Garrett Strain, a graduate student in the Evans School of Public Affairs. Strain addressed his concerns about funding, saying he felt carryover funds — money left over from the previous year — should be diverted to areas of more importance, like funding custodians. Currently, carryover funds are going toward university endeavors like start-up costs and temporary salaries.

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