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Where CU is actually spending their money

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by GoBuffs!!, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. GoBuffs!!

    GoBuffs!! Active Member

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    All this talk about how CU should stop spending money on athletics while hiking up tuition is starting to piss me off, when the budgets are completly seperate.

    But has anyone drove through campus lately, what is that huge building along Regent? It is awesome looking, but how much money did they spend on all that copper drains?

    When people complain that athletics are why tuition is raising, they should try driving through campus and see what the tuition hikes are paying for.
     
  2. UrbanaBuff

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    Those gutters do look flippin' sweet though...
     
  3. GoBuffs!!

    GoBuffs!! Active Member

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    They do look absolutly amazing, and truthfuly I dont care, I am not paying tuition anymore...
     
  4. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Tuition rising is a direct result of the State decreasing its annual support for CU. Very few, if any, general fund dollars (where tuition goes) is used to pay for capital projects and athletics. Tuition pays for the daily operations of the school.
     
  5. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    there's a lot of building going on. the building along Regents is a new Student Center deal with a very PC name like "Center for Community". It's a huge ass barn that's for sure. Tuition goes up not because of athletics but because the University as a concept is supposed to provide a slate of amenities like a resort. like a coffee shop every 3 feet so students don't drop dead of muffin and caffeine deficiency, have to turn the library into an internet cafe, make the dorms all comfy and fun....offer massage and other spa services at the Rec, etc. all these strictly non-academic, "lifestyle" provisions are just part of how a school stays competitive. When i work(ed) at DU about half the students told me they chose DU because of the kick-A workout facilities. these costs have to show up somewhere.

    but, yeah, those copper gutters have always given me that "aww hell yeah" feeling.
     
  6. GoBuffs!!

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    Fair enough, that is a whole different discussion (State funding). I just know that when i went to school a couple years ago, they tacked on hundreds of dollars to pay for new buidings, the Law Building was the big one I remember, I think it was $400 per year (maybe semester) for a building that I will likely never step foot in.
     
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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Wasn't that voted for by the students? I think I remember casting a yes vote on that.
     
  8. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Those are individual, specifically earmarked fees that the students voted on, and approved, to pay. It's completed separate from tuition, which is set by the Regents and approved by the Governor.
     
  9. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    CU likes to spend its money no hookers and blow
     
  10. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    I love when new buildings pop up on campus. One thing CU does very well is understand that they need to constantly update and evole to remain competetive with other upper tier reseach institutions. And so far they've managed to do this with a relatively compact campus layout - you can still walk everywhere.

    Plus anything that makes my degree more valuable is ok by me.
     
  11. GoBuffs!!

    GoBuffs!! Active Member

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    I like the ones where the students vote on something they wont ever pay for, I know I passed the buck plenty of times.
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    CU is gearing up for a projected 50% increase in enrollment within the next 10-20 years. Due to the state population boom, the projections are off the charts. The next big projects you're going to see will be them tearing down some of the small family housing buildings and replacing them with huge dormitories. The Hill is going to change so much it will barely be recognizable by 2020.
     
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    They're already working two new buildings down at WillVill. They aren't in construction yet I think but they're pretty darn close.

    http://www.colorado.edu/facilitiesmanagement/construction/profiles/willvill.html
     
  14. Del

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    - Until the Meth addicts from Oklahoma and Nebraska rip them off the side of the building to pay for another fix. Seriously though I do like the fact that at least CU is constantly investing in the academic infrastructure and our campus looks more beautiful with every new building. UT's campus doesn't even come close!! I think this new building cost $84 million and the new $277 million dollar Systems Biotech building is going to be another awesome addition and should help spur research and job growth in the future.
     

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