Friday, April 30, 2004


MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University housing and dining services rates for 2004-05 were approved by the NMU Board of Trustees at its April 30 meeting.

The cost of a standard double-occupancy room and the Constant Meal Pass program will be $6,012 beginning this fall, an increase of $288 from 2003-04. The supplement for a single room assignment will remain the same, at $1,000.

A decision on tuition and fees is expected by July 1, when NMU administrators have a “better handle” on the state economic picture. Until a new general fund budget is approved, the board approved Interim President Mike Roy’s recommendation that the university continue to operate under the 2003-04 budget and implement $3.3 million in reductions previously identified by campus committees.

In other action, the NMU board:

•approved a recommendation that NMU begin negotiations with Michigan Public Media as a possible partner in a joint operating agreement to run the public broadcasting stations. The board also received an update on the U.S. Olympic Education Center’s budget reductions to date and continuing efforts to secure external funding sources. The board previously agreed to provide limited university funding to allow operation of public broadcasting and the USOEC through June 30, 2005;

•voted to accept a budget-reduction proposal to eliminate the College of Technology and Applied Sciences and transfer its two departments – engineering technology and technology and occupational studies – to the College of Professional Studies, effective July 1;

•voted to delete the culinary arts certificate program.

•voted to grant Trustee Emeritus status to Daniel DeVos, who served on the board from April 1995 to December 2003; Â 

•accepted $18,066 in gifts and more than $1.2 million in external grant funding on behalf of the university; and

•approved naming the new recital hall in the renovated gymnasium of the C.B. Hedgcock Fieldhouse the Reynolds Recital Hall in recognition of a gift from Phyllis and Max Reynolds Jr., longtime friends of the university; Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ 


Prepared by Kristi Evans



Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director