Universities Budget Cuts Allocated, $49 Million Cut For ECU

The University of North Carolina system is sharing the pain of a $414 million budget cut lawmakers told them to divide, with the state's flagship campus taking the biggest hit.

A panel of the 16-campus university system's Board of Governors allocated the cuts Thursday. Legislators ordered that the spending cuts averaging 16 percent couldn't be applied across the board. East Carolina University's is 16% or $49 million. Some favored programs like turfgrass research at North Carolina State University were given some protection by lawmakers.

The system's budget panel decided UNC-Chapel Hill will lose 18 percent, or more than $100 million this year. University leaders warned three months ago that a budget cut of this size would result in about 9,000 fewer course offerings and loss of 1,500 faculty jobs statewide.

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