In this troubled economy, everyones scaling back. The recession is so bad that one prestigious university is even putting limits on wine purchases for medical faculty.
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The University of California at San Francisco last month issued new rules limiting the amount of money that can be spent on wine at medical school faculty recruiting functions and other events at $75 per bottle and $15 per glass.
Theres no limit on the number of bottles that can be bought for events, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, which broke the story. The new policy was enacted after a few incidents of extravagant wine purchases.
Meanwhile, the University of California is warning of possible salary cuts and unpaid furloughs if the economy doesnt rebound.
UCSF does put its foot down on one potentially costly expense, according to the Chronicle: No reimbursement for hard alcohol or mixed drinks.
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