Cutbacks have occurred across campus since the endowment plunged with the markets. One place that was hit was the Washington University library system. In February, Chancellor Mark Wrighton sent a campus-wide e-mail regarding financial cutbacks that would take place in the coming year. After University-wide cuts in spending, libraries on campus have experienced reductions in staff and a streamlining of services.
Come springtime, the large supply of tulips on campus will be nipped in the bud. As a part of a plan designed to reduce the Washington University maintenance and landscaping budget by at least 5 percent, the number of tulips on campus will be cut in half. The new plan will also reduce the number of on-call maintenance employees around the Danforth Campus, thereby producing a delay in response time.
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