- A Wall Street Journal report in December attracted criticism of administrative costs at the University of Minnesota, and the state's lawmakers are now pressing for answers ahead of budget approvals.
- The university is likely looking for an 8% hike for $1.2 billion over the course of its new two-year budget.
- University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler disputes the Wall Street Journal report, calling the paper's assessment unfair.
From the article:
"... The university already faced a difficult outlook in its funding quest thanks to a $1.1 billion budget deficit. Now, the university is being grilled about its cost-efficiency after the Wall Street Journal last month reported its administration grew almost twice as fast as its student body in the last decade. ..."