State Budget Crunch Impacting ECU Dental School Funding

Public schools and colleges across the state are being asked to return money to the state because of the state budget deficit.

ECU spokesman John Durham says ECU is now being asked to give back 10-million dollars. Durham also says the university will have to tighten spending on travel, energy and non-faculty positions. He also says money for new projects is frozen, including ECU's school of dentistry and family medicine center.

Because of the cuts, ECU may be forced to consider a tuition hike to continue such projects. Durham says the board of trustees will meet Thursday and Friday to talk about the possibility of a tuition hike.

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  • by WHOS FAULT??? Location: GREENVILLE on Nov 19, 2008 at 07:16 PM
    TUITION HIKE! TUITION HIKE! TUITION HIKE! Everytime something happens-- another TUITION HIKE! It makes me sick how they pass the costs on to the students instead of cutting out the wasteful spending that they make, like the raise skip holtz got for the pathetic job hes doing, or all of these new university vehicles they have, or lighting up the stadium at midnight, or raising the already high salaries of the instructors! when will it end?
  • by You Know Who Location: You Know Where on Nov 19, 2008 at 06:06 PM
    The new Family Medicine Center has always been a lot of fluff that I think many employees realized would never come to fruition. New building in 09? Nope. 2010?Try again. A new one will be built when the old one has been buried in the ground (literally and figuratively).
  • by TW Location: Pitt on Nov 19, 2008 at 04:42 PM
    I guess the New Pee Dee won't have so much to smile about now.
  • by anonymous Location: greenville on Nov 19, 2008 at 04:33 PM
    The universities should have to give back more than 4%. They should stop all these trips that faculty take that cost on average $1500 or more and other none essential expenses as in planting new flowers 2-3 times a year.

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