Too bad money doesn’t grow on trees.
This week, after speaking with various administration heads, it is evident that Elon University is in budget mode. Taking into consideration the salaries of faculty, the facilities of students, tuition rates, expansions, construction sites and housing, Elon University’s Board of Trustees must now make the final decisions on where and how the annual budget will be divided.
Contrary to past years, tuition funds this year are expected to slightly increase by 3.98 percent, resulting in the lowest increase for students in at least a decade. Steven House,the Provost and vice president for academic affairs, said funds not being allocated towards tuition increases will instead be directed into other facilities on campus including the career center, the new downtown on Williamson, financial aid and faculty salaries.
In other news, Elon’s School of Law has purchased three new properties in downtown Greensboro to expand the institution’s presence as well as to better accommodate its students’ needs. According to Philip Craft, director of communications, the land was purchased on behalf of the students in order to expand student enrollment and to provide facilities needed for future growth of legal clinics and student organizations.
Check out next week’s issue of the Pendulum (2/9) to read more about budget spending and the School of Law’s new plans for expansion.