Friday, March 2, 2012
Students at the University of New Hampshire said Friday that they're concerned about how budget cuts could affect academics. The university is trying to cope with $31 million in funding cuts from the state, and that could mean slashing programs. The university said no decisions on program cuts will be made until late April, and the university community will have a chance to weigh in before then. "I'm definitely concerned about what's going to happen at the university," said student Amy Riley. "They've already raised tuition on us." The state cuts represent about 7 percent of UNH's total operating budget. Officials said a campus-wide academic review is under way.