The Chronicle of Higher Education reported earlier this week that the other UW — the University of Washington — faces similar financial problems to UW-Madison. The university has already endured a 33-percent budget reduction from the state, with more cuts likely as Washington faces a familiar-sounding $2.6 billion budget gap. As a result, the university is looking for greater flexibility with regard to tuition and financial management. Public universities that have already moved in that direction include the Universities of Virginia, Michigan and Colorado at Boulder.
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