All posts tagged "finance"
Polar vortex season proves costly for Physical Plant
By Olivia Krauth– As winter ends, the university’s physical plant is facing a serious financial hit from the treacherous winter. Some estimate snow removal alone could balloon to four or five times more spent in years past....
- Posted March 15, 2014
Editorial: U of L Foundation needs oversight
The U of L Foundation has been responsible for financially sustaining a vast number of programs, departments and scholarships for the university. Most of the university’s funding, $141.8 million, comes from the foundation and its fundraising has...
- Posted August 21, 2012
Students narrowly avoid additional debt: interest rates remain low
By Rae Hodge– On Friday, Congress passed legislation preventing student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1. Rates on subsidized Stafford loans will remain at 3.4 percent for an additional year. The $6 billion cost of...
- Posted July 2, 2012
President Ramsey announces layoffs at U of L
by Rae Hodge– University of Louisville President James Ramsey has announced the coming layoff of 10 to 15 employees of the university, citing a 6.4 percent cut in state-wide higher education funding as the cause....
- Posted June 7, 2012
Grant program prepares students for college
By James El-Mallakh– If you ask a freshman in high school what year he or she will graduate, one would answer 2016. But according to Kim Millard the answer is 2020, which is the year that student...
- Posted May 3, 2012
How to ball on a budget
By Michael Baldwin– College can get expensive; tuition, meal plan and book are going to leave your bank account empty. With all these expenses how is one able to afford anything else? This article is here to...
- Posted May 2, 2012
Editorial: Students get a raw deal with rising education costs, budget cuts
The recent unveiling of tuition increases paired with education budget cuts can be quite worrisome for students, and for young people looking to get the most out of college and plan for the future. The University of...
- Posted April 24, 2012
Students, faculty and staff submit budget cutting ideas
By Caitlyn Crenshaw– Almost 190 faculty, staff and students put on their thinking caps when the university asked for suggestions to save money in the upcoming operating budget with the cut of state appropriations totaling about $9.6...
- Posted April 10, 2012
Editorial: Rising gas prices hit students at the pump
As you drive down Arthur Street on your way to campus, you’ll notice that gasoline has reached prices in excess of $3.70 per gallon and will likely soon hit $4. It doesn’t take a genius to figure...
- Posted March 1, 2012
Running on empty: Spiking gas prices hit students hard
By Michelle Eigenheer– A recent trend in gas prices has university students scrambling for pocket change and bursting into tears. Last week, gas prices began to rise, leaving students with less-than-full tanks. Gasbuddy.com, a website that tracks...
- Posted March 1, 2012