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What Could UConn Budget Cuts Mean For Students?

What Could UConn Budget Cuts Mean For Students?

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget calls for across-the-board cuts, including a combined $31.2 million reduction in funding to the University of Connecticut and UConn Health.

In testimony before the legislature's appropriations committee Wednesday, UConn President Susan Herbst outlined what a 5.75 percent cut could mean for the university.


One potential way UConn could save money would be not filling faculty vacancies.

But that "would mean larger classes and fewer of them," Herbst said. "It would mean sections filling up so students get locked out of courses they need. It would mean students possibly not...