Over the past five years, UNO’s state funding has dropped by almost half, from $56 million in 2008 to $32 million for the current fiscal year. Over the past decade, enrollment also has fallen by almost half, from 17,360 students registered in 2003 to just 9,323 last year."Pre-eminent urban research institution" is kind of vague. But not too many years ago this was a well respected and affordable state university serving New Orleans's middle class commuter students. It matters that this institution is collapsing.
Fos resisted setting a “dollar target” on how much he hopes can be saved by the review, saying the group’s job is to make recommendations based on the merits of the various programs.
“I don’t want money to drive the discussion,” he said.
In an email to faculty and staff Friday, Hansen and Jenkins described the plan as one they hope will make UNO “broadly recognized as one of the pre-eminent urban research institutions in the nation.”
Monday, June 16, 2014
The long slow implosion of UNO
This may be the least talked about post-Katrina New Orleans story. At least it isn't talked about enough in relation to how terrible it is.