Trustees Approve 2003-04 Budget; Tenure for Three Faculty
Story posted February 11, 2003
The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees held its winter meetings on campus February 7-8. Board Chair Donald M. Zuckert '56 presided over the meetings.
The Trustees approved the College budget for the period July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004. The total budget of $105,763,000 includes operating expenses of $91,305,000, and financial aid expenses of $14,458,000.
The Board approved a 5% increase in the student comprehensive fee. For the academic year commencing September 2003 the comprehensive fee will be $37,790 (up from $35,990 in 2002-03). The fee breaks down to $29,470 for tuition, $7,670 for room and board, $340 for the health insurance fee, and $310 for the student activities fee.
To support the College's practice of need-blind admissions, under which students are admitted without regard to their ability to pay Bowdoin's comprehensive fee, undergraduate grant aid will increase by 6.5% for a total aid budget of just under $14.5 million. In the current academic year, about 40% of students receive an average undergraduate aid award of $23,000.
In other action, the Board voted to promote three Bowdoin faculty members to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. Effective July 1, 2003, the newly tenured faculty are Charlotte Daniels, assistant professor of romance languages; Henry C.W. Laurence, assistant professor of government; and Davis R. Robinson, assistant professor of theater.
The Board heard a presentation on financial aid by James S. Miller, dean of admissions and financial aid, and Stephen H. Joyce, director of student aid; and a presentation on capital projects and financing by President Barry Mills, S. Catherine Longley, senior vice president for finance and treasurer, and William A. Torrey, senior vice president for planning and administration and chief development officer.
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