I love how a 10% cut translates to a 10% "cost of living" increase for me. I'm not saying it isn't necessary, I'm just tired of picking up the slack. We already pay enough in taxes. Start managing it better!!! Rant over.
President Geoffory was mentioning this cut just last night to the Alumni in DC...
Looks like I graduated at a good time :eek:
Good thing I am done after this semester.
Time to move out of the state.
Color me not shocked. This doesn't even account for differential tuition, and the College of Business is spending money it doesn't apparently have considering they keep hiking tuition to do stupid **** like expand the cafe. God damnit the people in charge **** me off. It's not a fluke students at Iowa's public universities have the highest average debt of any public universities in the country. The mismanagement of money is absolutely disgusting.
I may be mistaken, but I think the Cafe's are owned by the Food Services and not by the individual colleges that these are placed in.
Iowa public university tuition rates migh be approaching the elite public university rates soon.
And then there's the snow brushes\polishers.. why do they even use those, much less why did they pay for them.
I pay a $100+ fee for computers in Gerdin for 1,800 pages on garbage computers in the main lab. 1,800 pages + the cost of ink is nowhere NEAR $100+. 1117 Gerdin now has new Dell computers with the CPU embedded in the screen. Why? It's a complete waste of money. Is it nice? Yes. The computers are still slower than squat.
Why does Gerdin's cafe need to be expanded? If you want something, walk across the street and go to the MU. When you're in a money crunch, spending more to "solve" a "problem" that really doesn't exist is just plain stupid. Is the MU C-Store busy? Yes, but if you can't wait 5 minutes MAX for service, bring something with you and the problem is gone!
In regards to total spending, outsourcing e-mail was the best decision they've made in forever. Now if they'd just pull their heads out and cut some of the waste spending other places on campus...
There are very few labs on campus which need 24" LCD monitors, if any at all. Why does Iowa State all of the sudden care about landscaping everything (like Carver which was just previously done). The College of Business cut back on the janitorial staff. God forbid professors have to dump out their own garbage!
Property taxes will not be raised...hopefully. Culver won't allow schools to raise property taxes, they have to pull from their reserves.