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Roosevelt Network Report: The Financialization of Higher Education at the University of Cincinnati

A hard-hitting report about the upside-down priorities at the University of Cincinnati has been released by current and former students at UC who are members of the Roosevelt Network.

The report criticizes UC’s lack of inclusiveness in decision-making and transparency. It challenges the university’s centralized budgeting model, which usurps money to the central administration — money that often is later allocated to non-academic areas, like deficit-generating athletic programs.

Ultimately, the report recommends increased transparency, greater student and faculty representation, decentralizing university funding, freezing tuition, and re-examining expenditures on athletics.

As described on its website, the Roosevelt Network trains, develops, and supports emerging progressive policymakers, researchers, and advocates on campuses and in cities across the US, focusing on communities historically denied political power.

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