Saturday, October 1, 2016

Universities In States That Depend On The Energy Economy Are Facing Massive Cuts, WBUR

Low energy prices are hurting the budgets in states that rely on a healthy demand for oil and gas. Those budget problems are trickling down to public universities. The University of Wyoming in Laramie is dealing with a $41 million reduction in state funding over two years. In the University of Alaska system, $52 million in state support has been erased from its budget. These cuts are creating fundamental questions about the future of the institutions in states where students don’t have a lot of options for college. http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2016/09/20/state-school-budgets-energy

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