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NDSU makes case for more funding
« on: January 23, 2011, 09:32:30 pm »
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NDSU makes case for more funding
Bresciani requests 19.9 percent increase
North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani made the case Wednesday for more funding in front of a legislative committee in Bismarck.

By: Amy Dalrymple, INFORUM


North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani made the case Wednesday for more funding in front of a legislative committee in Bismarck.

NDSU is requesting a base funding increase of $22 million, or a 19.9 percent increase over the 2009-11 biennium.

Bresciani, in his presentation to the House Appropriations Education and Environment Committee, highlighted that NDSU ranks last among the 11 system campuses in how it’s funded relative to its peers.

NDSU has performed well even though it receives about 39 percent of the funding that similar universities receive, Bresciani said.

The budget request includes about $7 million in equity funding for NDSU. If approved, that would bring NDSU’s position up to 46 percent, but it would still be further away from its peers than any campus in the system.

After the hearing, Bresciani said NDSU and the University of North Dakota have greater potential to contribute to the state’s economy if they were funded better.

“We’re being reined back,” he said.

Bresciani also emphasized to legislators the need for infrastructure improvements. He said there’s a perception among legislators that campuses only want more buildings.

The reality is, most buildings at NDSU are 25 to 50 years old or even older, and need to be maintained, he said.

“At NDSU in particular, most of our buildings are way past their time,” Bresciani said.

In addition to the base funding request, NDSU is asking for nearly $4.7 million for small- to medium-sized building projects.

Grand Forks Herald reporter Tu-Uyen Tran contributed to this report

Readers can reach Forum reporter Amy Dalrymple at (701) 241-5590

http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/305552/

All the colleges and universities need a boost in ND.  Many of them are working in buildings that are falling apart (literally).  When will we get caught up?
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Re: NDSU makes case for more funding
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 10:04:21 am »
This is interesting to me because I just found out that some club teams at NDSU get funding to travel to events and get entries paid for by the school.  I know it's a drop in the bucket, but the intricacies of how different all the NDUS schools can operate financially is sort of weird.
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Re: NDSU makes case for more funding
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 10:42:05 pm »
"Competitive" club teams can get funding from the student activity fee through student government.  They are funded to the minimum that is needed to be "competitive."

Competitive is in quotes because it isnt really defined.


Each school is very different, but there are commonalities between the students.
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