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U of I faculty march to protest dwindling funds

U of I faculty march to protest dwindling funds

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URBANA -- About 200 people marched through the University of Illinois' campus in Urbana to protest holdups in state payments to the school.

Professors and graduate assistants carried signs and chanted slogans during Thursday's march. Similar events were planned on campuses around the country to protest dwindling government support for higher education.

The University of Illinois is waiting on $487 million in overdue state funding as the state's government faces a growing budget deficit.

Many university employees have taken 4 percent pay cuts.

Illinois history professor Jim Barrett says he understands that administrators have to make do with less state money. But he says he believes they should cut administrative expenses, too.

 

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