University of Minnesota cuts $90M in overhead costs- but critics say it's not enough


Anthony Souffle – Star Tribune

Rachellee Sigler, a certified vet tech, fed Gary, a 4-year-old goldendoodle, before she and fourth-year vet student Andrew Kaplan did an examination at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center.

More than 600 positions on five campuses, a plant pathology library and the water coolers in the law school are among the overhead the University of Minnesota cut to keep a pledge its president made to lawmakers six years ago.

As the U reaches a goal of trimming $90 million in administrative expenses this spring, officials say one of President Eric Kaler's signature efforts made the university leaner and ushered in new budgeting discipline.


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