Facing a $9.4 million annual budget shortfall, the University of Minnesota Duluth is considering a number of possible cuts.
UMD Chancellor Lendley Black spoke at a town hall meeting regarding the budget Monday:
UMD will do its part by cutting support staff where possible, Black said, especially using voluntary layoffs, as well as reorganizing faculty and staff.
Students may be asked to ante up more as well, with an idea floated for a $10-[per-semester] fee for what is now a free pass for the Duluth Transit Authority bus system.
UMD also can help close the budget gap by increasing revenue by increasing summer activities on campus, school officials noted, such as camps and summer athletic and music programs.
Mike Seymour, vice chancellor, speaks to The Daily Circuit about the proposed cuts.