Thursday, October 22, 2009

SUNY Albany Students Say "No More Cuts!"

Yesterday, students and faculty flooded the bookstore lobby at SUNY Albany demonstrating an injury theme in response to Gov. David A. Paterson's $90 million proposed cut to the SUNY system.

Students sported Band-Aids and signs that read "no more cuts" as student New York Public Interest Research Group members spoke out against the budget proposal and called upon Senator Neil Breslin and Assemblyman John McEneny to help push for a budget deficit reduction plan that will protect students from experiencing another unfair tuition hike and more slashes to their school's budget.

"As a member of the SUNY community, I think these cuts are outrageous," said Jaqi Cohen, NYPIRG's higher education project manager. "Our university system has yet to recover from the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cuts that were implemented last year, making this round of cuts more unbearable."

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