Junyan Shan J200 (4087) Speech Coverage Assignment 09/27/2011
Working together, anything can be accomplished BLOOMINGTON, Ind._ IU took a lot of actions to alleviate the situation of strongly declining fund from state and made obvious progress in past year. Michael McRobbie, the 80the IU president, stated it prideful on his Annual State of University Address on Tuesday, 2pm, in IMU. Michael McRobbie, not only the president of IU, but also a philosopher and computer scientist, delivered his 5th address welcoming the alumni and community members to listen that report at free. “With all of us working together, anything can be accomplished. With all of us working together, we can shape our response to that fundamental question about what it means to be one of the best public universities in the 21st century.” Michael McRobbie said to express the resolution to face the problems of cutting budget. Although the funding from the state declined from 50 percent in decades years ago and even states cancelling the funding of repairing and rabilitation of university’s buildings, University administrators have succeed in reducing the ongoing base budget by $36 million and generating an additional $40 million in savings each year through continuing innovative software licensing agreements that allow faculty, staff, and students to access essential computer applications at greatly reduced cost to solve this problem, according to the Michael McRobbie address. Although the funding from government declined from 50% in decades years ago to 18% now and states cancelling the funding of repairing and rabilitation of university’s buildings, University administrators have succeed reducing ongoing base budget $36 million and generated an additional $40 million in savings each year through continuing innovative software licensing agreements that allow faculty, staff, and students to access essential computer applications at greatly reduced cost. On the other hand, Michael McRobbie expressed in his report that a series of records have been broken and progress have been made this year. In order to let more in-state students accept the higher education, during past five years, university aided about $88 billion to students and reached the goal of 1.1 billion of fellowships and scholarships. Besides, the surprising data showed that nearly 85,000 Hoosiers out of total 110,000 students are attending IU this fall. By this way, Indiana State can keep a lot of talents to bloom the future economy, culture and politics of state. With the efforts of university administrative departments, the trustees, the citizens and taxpayers of Indiana and the college students in common, Michael McRobbie trusted anything will be accomplished in the future.