When carving budgets, start from the top

Sunday, May 6, 2007 | 10:29 a.m. CDT; updated 8:08 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Missourian reported last week that the University of Missouri System Board of Curators has ordered each campus to carve 1 percent from next year’s budget to sweeten the pot for faculty salaries. For the flagship campus, that will come to about $4.2 million. (As the Missourian noted in one of those helpful little charts, MU’s budget is almost as big as the budgets of the three satellite campuses combined.)