UNI PROGRAMS: Regents Vote For Cuts

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The Iowa Board of Regents has unanimously approved cuts to academic programs at the University of Northern Iowa.

UNI’s president proposed cutting 58 programs earlier this month. The Board of Regents backed his recommendations Wednesday during a meeting in Iowa City.

German, French, Geology and Physics are among the programs getting the ax. About eight programs will be restructured.

The school is making a series of changes in the hope of saving millions of dollars.

The broader cost-cutting plan calls for UNI athletics to lose $500,000 in funding over three years.

Buyouts have also been offered to 29 tenured faculty.