EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — University of Oregon community members are calling for potential layoffs and cuts to be routed back to the administration as Provost Jayanth Banavar proposes substantial budget cuts for arts and cultural programs.

The Register-Guard reported Tuesday that Banavar wants to slash general fund budgets for the Labor Education and Research Center, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oregon Bach Festival and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History by 15% to 45%.

The research center is poised to lose the most with a proposed cut of $488,000 over the next two years.

By comparison, Banavar has proposed 1.8% in cuts to schools and colleges.

Banavar says administrators evaluated cutting areas that would have the least direct impact on students.

In March, President Michael Schill called for about $11.6 million in cuts in response to estimated budget deficits.


Information from: The Register-Guard,

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

React to this story:


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.