Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Budget cuts rush to ULM - ULM HAWKEYE

SGA President Adrianne Lejeune and Treasurer Marc Calhoun recently attended The Louisiana Council of Student Body Presidents leadership conference about budget cuts that public Louisiana universities have suffered and will continue to face. Lejeune spoke to SGA about how uninformed many students are on the subject of budget cuts. Lejeune said budget cuts are coming for higher education, which means less money for the state and a smaller budget for the university. “We are going to get cut. They just protected Healthcare from getting cut, and the only thing left to get cut is higher education,” Lejeune said. Louisiana faces a $1.6 billion financial shortfall next year, and all that is left to cut is higher education. Last year, budget cuts resulted in the university’s five colleges being consolidated into three.

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