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Protestors call for UF to “spend reserves” before cutting programs and employees

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Florida Lawmakers cut the University of Florida’s state funding by $36.5 million dollars based on the amount of unrestricted net assets and recent tuition increases. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis reports how the “Save UF, Spend the Reserves Campaign” held a rally on campus today demanding UF’s administration spend the UF reserves fund before making any major cuts to programs or employees.  Additional reporting from WUFT-TV’s Chris Day.

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“Save UF and Spend The Reserves Campaign” rally on the UF campus on Wednesday.

“Save UF and Spend The Reserve Campaign” holds rally on UF campus on Wednesday.

Scene from rally on UF campus on Wednesday by “Save UF and Spend The Reserves Campaign.”

About Dina Lewis

Dina is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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