Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Channel Islands Budget Rally

Thursday's budget rally at the Channel Islands campus was standing room only, with a turnout of 450 (out of a total of 4,225 total students, staff, and faculty). Campus president Richard Rush emphasized the impact of the proposed budget cuts on students. From the Ventura County Star:

"This budget denies access, denies opportunity and denies what we here at CSU Channel Islands focus on, which is student success," said President Richard Rush, one of the speakers. "This is not preparing us for the future. This is denying the future."
From the Pacific Coast Business Times:
"The CSU has still not recovered from previous budget cuts, and all of the gains that we have made to increase enrollment in recent years, particularly students from underserved communities, will be devastated by another round of severe budget cuts," Rush said.

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