“We’re trying to make it so that people don’t see the effect.”
— Minnesota State Community and Technical College CFO Pat Nordick on what school officials are cutting to deal with an 8.5 percent budget reduction (its share of MnSCU’s 10.5 percent cut). It won’t shed programs, but will reduce the number of classes in program such as carpentry and radiology and not fill some administrative positions.
(“M State,” as it’s called, has four campuses: Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena).
Read the Fergus Falls Journal article here.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.