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Saturday, January 3, 2009

USC, Clemson Discuss Impact Of State Budget Cuts

While the state makes plans to cut spending by $380 million, two of South Carolina’s biggest colleges are making plans to deal with any upcoming shortfalls.

Football rivals Clemson University and the University of South Carolina are weighing options like hiring freezes, cutting back on travel and even cutting enrollment in smaller academic programs.

Both schools are responding to reports from the state that the budget cuts will deeply impact education and health spending.

The Associated Press says two thirds of the cuts will come from public school and health-related budgets.

The president of Clemson issued a letter Thursday on the cuts (reprinted below) while USC has published Web pages devoted to answering questions about the cuts. read more...

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