Sunday, March 27, 2016

SCSU budget cuts hurt more than sports - Mohammad Najafian, St. Cloud TIMES

St. Cloud State University is reducing many of its facilities and programs amid a budget shortfall. Earlier this month, it quite unexpectedly terminated six athletic programs, including men's track and field. Such a short notice about potentially ending the athletic careers of some students even shocked the university's Student Government Organization. Representatives said no university officials asked them in advance, nor did the university keep them in the loop — other than the mass-email sent to all students. Although the school would lose about 80 athletes, it will save $250,000. The school will help athletes find other programs to transfer to or continue to provide scholarships for those remaining at St. Cloud State. But the university's budget cuts are affecting more than athletes. http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2016/03/16/scsu-budget-cuts-hurt-more-than-sports/81815720/

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