Rutgers slashes programs
Rutgers' Board of Governors yesterday ratified a 2006-07 academic year budget that includes $50 million in spending reductions, which they called a lamentable but a necessary outcome of a steep decline in state funding this year. Students face deep cuts in course offerings and an 8 percent rise in tuition when they return to the state university for the fall semester. Students will also contend with a dearth of new books at the library, shortened library hours and longer waiting times for repairs of computer-network outages. Read more, click here.