College students protest against Gov.Lamont’s new budget

Aside from UConn, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities already announced deep cuts and a 5% tuition increase.

Nicole Alarcon Soares

Feb 20, 2024, 10:21 PM

Updated 62 days ago

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On Tuesday, college students across Connecticut gathered at the state Capitol to protest Gov. Ned Lamont's new proposed budget.
Dr. Radenka Radic, UConn's president, asked lawmakers for an extra $47 million.
"You just can't keep funding the status quo. You also have to make some changes to stay current. When it comes to our community college systems, the numbers are down a little bit -- in terms of the student body," said Radic.
Aside from UConn, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities already announced deep cuts and a 5% tuition increase.
Earlier this month, students at Connecticut State Colleges and Universities pleaded with lawmakers for emergency funding to prevent tuition hikes and cuts.


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