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Higher Ed Leaders Say Budget Cuts Will Be Harmful

Higher Ed Leaders Say Budget Cuts Will Be Harmful

HARTFORD — The leaders of the state's public universities and colleges painted a grim picture Wednesday of how budget cuts proposed by the governor would affect the quality of the educational experience for students.

UConn President Susan Herbst told members of the legislature's appropriations committee that the $19.5 million cut for the university would mean that students have "larger classes and fewer of them. It would mean sections filling up so students get locked out of courses they need. It means students possibly not graduating on time, increasing the cost of their education and their debt."

It is not just this 8 percent cut that "will make or break...

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