Due to staffing shortages and a struggle to hire new drivers, Mountain Line has started scaling back some routes. For students who commute to campus by bus, there could be some inconvenience and missed classes.
The plans for a $100 million redevelopment along the Hip Strip remain uncertain after the group designing the buildings canceled a public meeting, saying the project should not be finalized after a controversy over one of the developer’s online messages.
More than 100 students came into the new undergraduate Environmental Science and Sustainability degree this fall, 68 of whom were new to the University of Montana, placing it on track to be the second-largest degree in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation after Wildlife Biology.
The University of Montana has lost more than $25.5 million from COVID-19 and is running an estimated $6.8 million operating fund deficit based on 2022’s fiscal year budget.
The retirement of 15 tenured professors in the College of Humanities and Sciences after next spring will leave the statistics discipline with no full-time statistician, according to Julie Baldwin, an associate dean at the college.