By William S. Bike
DAVID MERRIMAN, Associate Director and Professor, Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA), and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, spoke on “Illinois’ Economic and Fiscal Challenges and Responsibilities” to the University Senate recently.
MERRIMAN EXPLAINED that the University’s Board of Trustees requests such analyses from the IGPA.
HE NOTED that
MERRIMAN SHOWED an Unemployment Rate graph, in which
ANOTHER CHART showed total State expenditures from 1997 to 2012, which revealed that the share to higher education has dropped from about seven percent to about four percent.
MERRIMAN CONCLUDED that the State asking for a recission (return of funds from the University) was not out of the question.