As chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Crookston, I am watching the closing days of the legislative session with great concern.
I am worried that this year’s bonding bill and its poor funding for the University of Minnesota system will have grave impacts on our students, our campus communities and the university’s contributions to the state.
So much is at stake for our campus in Crookston — our 1,600 students, 270 faculty and staff — and for the entire University of Minnesota system.
As the state’s only comprehensive research and land-grant university, the University of Minnesota requires strong state support to sustain its momentum. With its campuses in the Twin Cities, Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester and its many research centers located across the state, the university has many facilities to maintain.