UNL Announces Final Budget Cuts

Final cuts to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced Wednesday by Chancellor Harvey Perlman: cut totals $7.5 million of $720 million budget for the year. 

Close veterinary diagnostic lab in North Platte 

Eliminate the South  Central Research and Extension Center operated at the US Meat Animal Research center in Clay Center. 

Eliminate support for Grand Island, North Platte and Lincoln learning centers.

Close branch libraries for chemistry, physics, and biological sciences. 

Eliminate vacant faculty positions within the college of architecture, including chair position in the department of community and regional planning. 

Increase application, registration, and course audit fees and fees paid by law students.

Decrease distance education service through Nebraska Educational Television and convert to automated classrooms. 

Merge the Nebraska forest service and state wide arboretum. 

Merge the School of Natural Resource Sciences and Conservation and survey division. 

Consider merging teachers college and college of human resources and family sciences. 

Eliminate weekly pickup of recycling containers in offices.

Eliminate division of continuing studies and shift its duties elsewhere, including closure of hotel on east campus.