The recession is hitting this university hard. Earlier this week, UA president Peter Likins announced the university will enact a hiring freeze, meaning essentially no staff will be hired between now and Dec. 1. But that's not the only negative effect the university will suffer because of the state budget shortage - in fact, it is just the tip of the iceberg. And as unpopular of an opinion as it may be, this university must raise tuition to save this sinking ship.
Arizona Governor Jane Dee Hull made a special trip to Tucson last week to personally give us the bad news. Because of the recession, and because of the subsequent shortages in the state budget, the UA will be forced to make budget cuts, making the university even less of a player nationally and internationally than it already was.