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ACTIONS TAKEN TO
BRING FISCAL CHANGE
AND CUT COSTS WITHIN
BY BRITTANY MURDOCK
As the new fiscal year went into
effect in July, so did the repercussions
of financial woes that have plagued
Guilford since the North Carolina
General Assembly cut its financial aid
program for colleges and universities
across the state.
The economic downfall contributed
to the shortfall of $2.45 million in
financial aid money, which the college
is spreading over two years.
During an Aug. 14 presentation to
faculty and staff. Vice President for
Finance Greg Bursavich announced
that $1.6 million in budget reductions
are being made this year.
In a June 8 budget update President
and Professor of Political Science Kent
Chabot said, "We are taking steps,
to ensure that Guilford maintains its
quality and affordability in the face of
rising expenses, deep cuts in federal
and state-funded financial aid, and
a potential shortfall in enrollment
income next year due to economic
Despite all of Guilford's efforts to
keep the tuition the same, the budget
committee came up with a 3 percent
average increase, w^hich Bursavich said
came after much deliberation.
"It was tough but the right decision,"
See budget | Page 2
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New interdisciplinary cenrse
catches the wave ef
I BY VIRGINIA SHUTLER & BRIANA HALLIWELL
^ Guest Writers
^ “Our crap runs downstream, whether the stream is
^ literal or temporal,” said Maia Dery, instructor of art and
« experiential learning specialist “The people and other
organisms downstream are dealing with every last thing
we allow to run off or out of our campus parking lots,
our woods, our cars and, in my case, our photo labs ”
See CAPE FEAR 1 Page 7
> (above) Incoming Guilford students from the Class of 2016 tour the dune
^ environment at Fort Fisher on the banks of the Cape Fear River near the
river’s mouth at Bald Head Island.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
mmm | class of 2016 profile i page 2
W0k m i autism center in IRAQ j Page 5
I RECENT SHOOTINGS f Page 9
I fall sports OVERVIEW j Page 11