Less ink means more money

The Council of University Planning and Budget will continue its discussion on the Campus Master Plan and cost containment ideas during its meeting today.

Dan Nadler, the vice president for student affairs, said each vice president will give status reports to the council.

Bill Weber, the vice president for business affairs, will report on cost containment ideas such as removing LAN lines and suggesting a universal font for the campus.

One of the cost containment ideas that is being explored is replacing the Times New Roman font with Century Gothic as the universal university font. Century Gothic uses 30 percent less ink than traditional fonts, according to a study done by the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay.

Another key point of the meeting will be to discuss alternative revenue streams for the university.

Blair Lord, the vice president for academic affairs, said there will be a brief report from the academic affairs subcommittees on alternative revenue streams.

“Each of the division subcommittees have been working on the related investigation of alternative revenue streams,” Lord said.

Karla Evans, the CUPB chairwoman, said strategic planning will also be a key focus on the CUPB agenda. Michael Maurer, director of the university planning, budget and institutional research, will address the council on this topic.

The Council of University Planning and Budgeting meeting will take place at 3 p.m. today in the 1895 Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

The CUPB will also host an open forum for the campus community to learn about the Campus Master Plan today at 2 p.m. in the west end of the University Ballroom.

This forum will include information on the athletic department’s “Blueprint For Success” and the Campus Landscape Plan. President William Perry will speak and there will be a question and answer session after.

Kaylia Eskew can be reached at 581-7942 or [email protected].