Athletics over Academics


This is an op-ed contributed to The News Record, the student newspaper at the University of Cincinnati, by Stephanie Spanja, director of research at the University of Cincinnati chapter of the American Association of University Professors.


Even though universities try to make the world a better place through research and education, money still makes the world go ‘round. When you follow the money trail at the University of Cincinnati, it’s shocking to find that, even though enrollment has boomed and more money is flowing into UC’s coffers, there is less to go around to fund UC’s mission of educating its students.

UC’s revenues come from a variety of sources: state funds, federal grants, donations and, of course, tuition. Tuition and fees now makes up over 43 percent of UC’s total annual revenue, as of the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

Where is all the money going?

The UC Chapter of the…

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