Funding of student-run groups comes before regents


HELENA - The state Board of Regents will be asked next week to settle a debate over how student-run organizations at the University of Montana get their money, an issue that could affect a sometimes controversial group based at the Missoula campus.

Montana Public Interest Research Group, MontPIRG, financed mostly through a voluntary fee collected from UM students, has proposed expanding a regents' policy to allow the school to collect fees in support of any valid nonprofit, student-run organization. The current board policy provides that service only to MontPIRG.

The proposal also would mor...

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