The APSCUF Report, February 2012

February 14th, 2012 at 2:30 am EST
February 2012

President's Message


From APSCUF President Steve Hicks to Faculty, Coaches and Friends of Public Higher Education:

Let me get this off my chest... Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposal to cut the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) budget another 20 percent, or $82.5 million, is ridiculous.

In his budget address last year, he proposed slashing PASSHE’s appropriation by a devastating 54 percent. Fortunately, students and faculty across the system came together to rally against the cut, and the legislature restored some of the funding. This year he is doing it again, just weeks after requesting that PASSHE give back $20 million of its current shrunken appropriation.

Another 20 percent cut will do what we all fear is the agenda of this Administration: change the very nature of public higher education in the Commonwealth....

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Attention members:

The deadline to apply for the 2012 state APSCUF scholarship is March 2. APSCUF also offers internships for students interested in public relations or government affairs. Apply by March 9 for the summer internship in Harrisburg. Download a scholarship or internship application on the APSCUF: Students page.

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