Thursday, June 25, 2020

Agencies Propose Cuts in Key Programs as State Looks at Budget Woes - Jim Camden, The Spokesman-Review

UW recognizes the state faces immense budget pressures, President Ana Mari Cauce wrote. "However, the current situation has made abundantly clear the degree to which the University of Washington is essential to our state, both in terms of front-line mobilization against COVID-19...and the importance of an educated and informed public to adequately respond to unprecedented threats to our society and well-being." Washington State University did not provide a detailed list of suggested cuts, but instead argued that a 15% reduction would be like closing its nursing and medical programs combined, or like closing business, communications and education programs.