U-M submits 1996-97, 1997-98 budget requests to state

October 20, 1995
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ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan officials, in submitting the University’s budget requests to the State government, proposed new and expanded ”partnerships for outreach” to the State of Michigan and its citizens.

The University’s request for 1996-97 appropriation increase includes funding for ”an expansion in our many outreach activities, bringing the knowledge and abilities of our faculty and students directly to the citizens of the State and addressing their needs,” according to U-M Provost J. Bernard Machen.

The University’s request covers two other important components, he noted: ”a further expansion in the undergraduate research program which has benefited from previous State support” and ”we estimate the rate of inflation will be about 3.1 percent, which means that our total General Fund budget will have to be 3.1 percent larger in order to allow us to continue to do the same things.”

Four activities are included in the new and expanded partnerships for outreach to the State and its citizens, Machen said:

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