Sunday, December 11, 2016

Oregon University Leaders, Gov. Brown Dissatisfied With Higher Ed Budget - Rob Manning, OPB

The presidents of Oregon’s seven public universities released a joint statement Thursday urging legislators to increase funding. They acknowledge the cuts to higher education could have been worse. “With limited resources, Governor Brown took great strides to protect students,” the presidents wrote. “The investments outlined in her budget will mean Oregon does not balance its books at the expense of those who are most vulnerable.” But the presidents did press lawmakers to find ways to put more money toward universities. For years, university administrators have complained that inadequate state funding has forced them to raise tuition and fees, often pricing out students or forcing them to accept high debt levels.

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