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ECU Chancellor: University Stands To Lose $17-Million, 100 Positions

Faculty and students at East Carolina University are worried about what cuts in Governor Beverly Perdue's proposed budget could mean for their school.

Perdue's budget for the upcoming fiscal year shaves millions of dollars away from the state's 17 public institutions.

ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard says if the budget is passed, ECU will lose about 17-million dollars - bringing the total amount lost over three years to around 90 million dollars.

Ballard says 100 jobs at the university would have to be cut, and says half of them would be faculty positions. "This will hurt our students and our faculty. We'll lose great faculty, our students will have a harder time getting the classes they want, the great classes. It will hurt the student experience here at ECU."

The state legislature will take up the issue of the governor's budget this month.


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