Shutdown 2011 Category Archive: Higher Education

Shutdown could damage financial position of U of M, MnSCU

Posted at 12:51 PM on June 24, 2011 by Jon Gordon (0 Comments)
Filed under: Higher Education

The University and Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will remain open if there's a state government shutdown, "but Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is worried a lingering shutdown could have consequences for the state's two public higher ed institutions," writes Tim Post on the On Campus blog.

Tim's post includes a statement from S&P and the University of Minnesota.

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U says it will stay open in shutdown

Posted at 11:11 AM on June 23, 2011 by Paul Tosto (0 Comments)
Filed under: Higher Education

Summer classes, student orientation and other activities at the University of Minnesota will keep rolling during the summer no matter what happens with a state government shutdown.

The university says medical and dental clinics will remain open to treat patients and buildings and offices will stay open during regular hours.

While it will be a challenge, the university it "can weather a short-term disruption in the flow of next year's state appropriation to the university."

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