Friday September 10, 2004
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Clough: tuition may have to rise

“I think you’ve got to look at something on the order of 10 percent,” said Institute President Wayne Clough in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday about the size of a possible tuition increase.

Board of Regents Chancellor Thomas Meredith has indicated that he will push for a midyear tuition increase to offset a state budget reduction. Gov. Sonny Perdue has told the board to expect no more than $1.69 billion for the 2006 fiscal year, short of the $1.76 billion the Board of Regents said it requires to maintain service. The reduced funding this means for Tech may make a midyear tuition hike a more real possibility.

Student commits suicide in Brown

A student died Wednesday evening at around 6 p.m. from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She lived in Brown Dorm on East Campus. She was a freshman majoring in Chemical Engineering. Dean Gail DiSabatino notified relatives Wednesday evening. Housing and Dean of Students Office personnel are offering grief counseling. The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Student Services Building.