Sunday, September 20, 2015

Budget cuts might limit student jobs on UW campuses - Karen Herzog, Journal Sentinel

With state budget cuts hitting University of Wisconsin campuses, many students who rely on campus jobs may have to look elsewhere for employment. The number of students working on UW System campuses ballooned by 25% over the past three years — in part because of new residence halls opening and dining marketplaces expanding and changing their focus to made-to-order entrĂ©es. But the number of student employees could drop significantly this academic year as tough decisions are made on a campus-by-campus basis to cope with funding cuts. In the fiscal year that ended June 30, about 17% of all undergrads had campus jobs across the system. A total of 3,685 more undergrads were employed than the previous year, including Collin DeNamur of Appleton, a biochemistry major at UW-Milwaukee who earns $9.25 an hour sweeping floors and emptying garbage cans in the Student Union for 22 hours a week while juggling a full load of classes.

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