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Hooray! We’re getting less money!

Academia is a strange little world—we’re happy about this news!

The biggest winners from the University of Minnesota Board of Regents meeting? The 1,900 students at the Morris campus who saw their tuition go down by almost $1,000.

We’re an even better bargain than before. Now we just need to get more students to take advantage of us…so enroll at the University of Minnesota Morris! Send your kids here!

Comments

  1. #1 synthesist
    June 28, 2007

    I would love to as I’m sure they’d get a great education … and the saving on the tuition would just about cover the cost of the air tickets ! hmmmm (thinks) …

  2. #2 Joel
    June 28, 2007

    Interesting. And next door in Michigan the State cut secondary funding to balance the budget so we’re looking at double digit (10-14%) tuition increases. So much for our governor’s committment to higher education.

  3. #3 JStubbs
    June 28, 2007

    Got a broadcast communications major and women’s lacrosse team?
    My eldest is starting to look for schools.

  4. #4 PZ Myers
    June 28, 2007

    No lacrosse, although there is a lacrosse club — here’s the list of sports. We have a communications major, but not specifically in broadcast. This is a liberal arts college! She should come here and get an education both broad and deep, rather than narrow vocational training.

  5. #5 gex
    June 28, 2007

    I sometimes wonder how my life would have been different if I went to the Morris campus instead of the Twin Cities campus all those many years ago. I hear Morris is a terrific school, a deliberately well kept secret.

  6. #6 Frank Anderson
    June 28, 2007

    I’m sure Morris is a fantastic place, but send your kids to Southern Illinois University Carbondale! Our tuition has only gone up a little…each of the past several years.

    But we have a cool mascot. Come on! Show us some love!

    (hey….maybe I can get a raise for plugging my university? Nah, because PZ will probably zap this comment…drat!)

  7. #7 PZ Myers
    June 28, 2007

    But SIUC has over 20,000 students! Why would anyone want to go to such an impersonal factory school when they could come to Morris and get loads of personal attention and love? We’re a tenth your size, and ten times better.

    (Inter-school rivalries are fun. Let’s join together and slag Harvard next.)

  8. #8 MReap
    June 28, 2007

    Great, the idiots at MnSCU* wouldn’t even agree to cap the tuition at the current level. Our Winona State students are looking at another 3 to 5% raise.

    *Minnesota State Colleges and Universities – all of the other non-U of Minnesota state schools. Seven 4 year uni’s and a shit load of community and technical schools scattered throughout “greater Minnesota.”

  9. #9 Kele Cable
    June 28, 2007

    Good news for me! 🙂

  10. #10 Deepsix
    June 28, 2007

    No way. I envision Minnesota as a frozen tundra. Why would I want to send my kids to a school built on perma-frost? (I kid!)

  11. #11 Jon
    June 28, 2007

    I’m starting up this fall as a 24-year old freshman at Portland State. If I’d known that you guys at UM Morris didn’t charge nonresident tuition and were that cheap maybe I would have applied there as well.

  12. #12 Odonata
    June 28, 2007

    Go! Cougars! Go!

    I’m glad to hear tuition is going in the right direction.

  13. #13 Chris Nedin
    June 28, 2007

    Hmmm . . . PZ pleads for people to,

    Send your kids here!

    right above a message entitled,

    They’re running out of virgins!

    Could there be a problem with the supply of suitable sacrifice victims there in Morris?

  14. #14 Keith Douglas
    June 30, 2007

    Tuition went DOWN somewhere? Woah.

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