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Minnesota Duluth Proposes Up to $1.1M in Cuts

Created: 02/26/2014 6:39 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

The University of Minnesota Duluth is looking at cutting up to $1.1 million in programs and services this spring.
    
It's part of an initial round of budget reductions to help close a deficit of about $9.4 million over five years.
    
Campus leaders discussed the proposed reductions Monday. Included are cuts to the IT department, library staffing and a master of political leadership program.
    
Vice Chancellor for Finance Mike Seymour calls the cuts "significant." But he says the campus is working to make sure the cuts don't disrupt students' lives.
    
Faculty leader Michael Pfau says the cuts appear to be spread throughout the campus. He says it's also encouraging that no departments have been eliminated.
    
Minnesota Public Radio News reports final decisions on what to cut aren't expected until May.
    
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