A Connecticut budget proposal which includes massive cuts to state’s biggest public university has left school administrators reeling, according to The Daily Campus.
“A reduction of that magnitude is unprecedented and would decimate the university,” University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst said following the news.
The proposed $US300 million in cuts to the school over the next two years would result in notably larger class sizes, wait lists for classes, and a dramatic impact on the average time to student graduation, according to The Daily Campus.
The state is in its 87th day without a budget.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D) is expected to speak about the proposed cuts at a press conference on Monday. After the Republican budget was passed by both the Senate and House of Representatives, Malloy, a Democrat, spoke out against the budget, calling it a “mistake.”
UConn students and faculty held a rally on the Capitol Friday to protest the cuts.
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