USU student government will campaign against cuts

Associated Students of USU Executive Vice President Spencer Lee informed members of the Executive Council Tuesday that a series of two- to three-minute presentations are being planned for USU classrooms with more than 100 students.The presentations, to take place in the coming weeks, will address the expected budget cuts for the upcoming academic year in an effort to raise awareness among the student body.Lee said speculated cuts for next year are around 7 percent, which would translate into the loss of approximately 35-45 USU professors and 60-90 less classes taught next academic school year.As part of the campaign to lessen the cuts to higher education, Lee and a group of student lobbyists are planning an Aggie Ice Cream day at the Capitol on Feb. 10 to meet face to face with state representatives and distribute material detailing their desires for softened budgetary blows.”They all like us that day because we give them free ice cream,” Lee said.

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