Why does it always come down to money? Allow me to quote the article:
“Napolitano’s tuition proposal comes two months after the regents approved pay increase of as much as 20 percent for four chancellors and increased the base salary for a new chancellor by 23 percent from his predecessor”
My suggestion: How about a balance of across the board cuts (administrative compensation, faculty compensation, staff compensation, pension payouts) and tuition increases? I don’t have the numbers in front of me but I wonder if this shared sacrifice approach would cause minimal pain for all parties. For example, what if this translated into a simple 0.1% across the board compensation cut and 0.1% tuition increase?