Northern Michigan University President Judi Bailey is encouraging faculty and staff to attend one of three budget forums scheduled this week. Here are the times and dates, for your information (all will be held in room 101 Jamrich Hall): 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13; and 8-9 a.m. or noon- I p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. About half of the hour-long sessions will be designated for open discussion.
NMU is in the process of determining its Fiscal Year 2003 budget based on the higher education continuation appropriation presented by Gov. John Engler. Under the plan, public universities in Michigan will receive state funding at FY2002 levels, provided they voluntarily hold tuition and fee increases for next year at or below 8.5 percent or $425, whichever is greater.