Students at UF try legislative approach on cuts
On Tuesday, the finance committee meeting of the Board of Trustees may decide whether to recommend approval or disapproval of the proposed budget cuts at the University of Florida. The group “Save UF” sent to the state legislators to urge them to reconsider the extensive budgets cuts.
Richard claims, unlike most other state universities UF is not digging into reserve funds to avoid the budget cuts that will result in laying off staff, eliminating teaching positions, and cutting university programs.
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