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The economy and the U


Welcome to The Economy and the U. Site features include key communications from U leaders, a link to budget-related information from the Office of Human Resources, a discussion board, and an archive of communications and U of M community suggestions from 2008-2009. Most importantly, the site provides you with the opportunity to continue to share your thoughts and best ideas. Together we can work hard to preserve the strength of the University of Minnesota.


Communications Spotlight

Strategic Reductions Key to Balanced Budget
July 22, 2010
"On Tuesday, June 22, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved a budget for fiscal year 2011 (July 2010 through June 2011) that included nearly $105 million in recurring and non-recurring reductions. As I outlined in my year-end message, balancing this budget was no small task, and planning for the next biennium will be equally challenging. " Read President Bruininks's entire message online

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Share your cost savings ideas

Help the University address budget challenges by sending in your suggestions. Your suggestions will be shared with University leaders and considered for implementation. Some ideas will also be highlighted in Brief and posted on this site, as appropriate. A discussion board provides additional opportunities for you to share your ideas and comment on others’ suggestions. Join the conversation!

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Closure Dates

Twin Cities and Rochester
12/24/10-1/2/11

Duluth (closure site)
12/23/10-1/3/11

Morris (closure site)
12/23/10-1/2/11

Crookston (closure site)
12/23/10-1/2/11