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May 10th, 2010

A&T, UNCG budget cuts hurt entire community

Abstract:
As chancellors of the two largest public universities in the Piedmont Triad, we take to heart our mission to educate the workforce of tomorrow as well as our responsibility to help enhance the quality of life for the communities in which we live.

Part of what makes N.C. A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro distinctive is our connection to Greensboro and the Triad. Thanks to the generous support of our local community and taxpayers across the state, collaborations such as the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering were made possible.

By training our local workforce in industries of the future and facilitating collaborations between world-class researchers and businesses, we are working together more closely than ever before to deliver a strong return on taxpayer investments. Unfortunately, the budget cuts recently recommended by Gov. Bev Perdue for the next fiscal year would result in permanent and substantial damage to our institutions' academic core, and our ability to prepare students to compete successfully in today's global economy.

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