University students and professors in over 30 states are taking part today in protests against slashed budgets. The protests began in California as a response to the state’s university system issuing $1 billion in budget cuts, which forced steep tuition increases and furloughs for professors, CNN. At the University of Georgia, proposed cuts could lay off almost 1,500 people, close 4H programs statewide, and shut down entire departments. The president of the university, Michael Adams, has stated the university is strongly opposed to the cuts, ABH.
The University of California-Santa Cruz has advised employees to not report for work today due to security concerns from the planned campus protest, Student Activism.