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2008-2009 Budget Communications Archive


2009 Brief Stories

Turning economic uncertainty into opportunity
June 10, 2009

Board of Regents May meeting highlights
May 13, 2009

Flexible work arrangements
April 7, 2009

Board of Regents talk economy, budget
March 18, 2009

Customers pitch-in for custodial pilot program
March 3, 2009

U prepares for cuts in state funding
February 25, 2009

Regents focus on tuition, economy
February 18, 2009

From common sense to common practice
February 4, 2009


2009 Administrative and Collegiate Communications

December 2009

State Budget Update
12/17/09
President Robert H. Bruininks


November 2009

U Responds to Ongoing Challenges
11/2/09
President Robert H. Bruininks


June 2009

Year-End Update
6/17/09
President Robert H. Bruininks

Clarity critical in budget coverage
6/2/09
President Robert Bruininks


May 2009

University of Minnesota reacts to Higher Education Conference Committee Report
5/13/09
News Service Press Release

Legislative Update
May 12, 2009


April 2009

University Budget Update
President Robert H. Bruininks
5/21/09

HR Budget Strategies Update
April 16, 2009
A message from Vice President Carol Carrier to University faculty and staff

The real cost of institutional support
Richard Pfutzenreuter, Chief Financial Officer, University of Minnesota
April 15, 2009

University of Minnesota to be first university in nation to use new financial tool created by economic stimulus package
April 10, 2009
University New Service press release

Counterpoint: U's administrative spending is in line
April 10, 2009
Judith A. Martin, professor of urban studies and geography; chair of the University Senate Finance and Planning Committee


March 2009

University Budget Update
March 30, 2009
A message from President Bruininks to University faculty and staff

What Governor Pawlenty's revised state budget means for the University of Minnesota
March 19, 2009

University Budget Update
March 2, 2009
A message from President Bruininks to University faculty and staff


February 2009

Bruininks hails strong support for education and research in federal stimulus
February 13, 2009
University News Service press release

University of Minnesota restructures graduate program administration
February 9, 2009
University News Service press release
For more information, see the Provost's Office Web site

Meeting the state budget challenge
February 9, 2009
A message from President Bruininks to University students

Meeting the state budget challenge
February 9, 2009
A message from President Bruininks to University faculty and staff

College of Design Memo
February 2, 2009
Dean Thomas Fisher, College of Design


January 2009

Our academic mission in a declining economy: A conversation hosted by the Provost
January 29, 2009
Video archive of Provost Tom Sullivan's conversation with the University community regarding the University's academic mission in a declining economy. 

University responds to governor's budget
January 28, 2009
Statement from President Bruininks in response to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget recommendations

Tough times ahead
January 22, 2009
Dean Allen Levine, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Robert Bruininks: Invest in education
January 21, 2009
Editorial published in the Star Tribune

Statement from President Robert Bruininks
January 16, 2009
Statement from President Robert Bruininks in response to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's State of the State Address.

Reality check: The worst of times and the best of times
CBS News—January 2009
Dean Bob Elde, College of Biological Sciences


December 2008

Statement from the University of Minnesota regarding budget unallotments
December 19, 2008
University News Service press release

Communications cost savings
December 12, 2008
A message from Vice President Karen Himle to University deans, department heads, and directors 


November 2008

Systemwide hiring pause to be implemented
November 11, 2008
A message from President Bruininks to University faculty and staff


October 2008

The University, the economy, and you
October 29, 2008
A message from President Bruininks to University students

The University’s financial health
October 20, 2008
A message from President Bruininks to University faculty and staff

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