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Florida A&M Day at the Capitol

March 5th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

Today was Florida A & M University day at the state capitol. The event was scaled back like many others because of financial concerns.

The goal was to let lawmakers know the school is still strong and to thank them for not cutting more. But President James Ammons also came with a warning: More cuts could be devastating.

“The thing I am really concerned about is the quality in what we do” says Ammons. “We have been able thus far to protect our academic enterprise as much as possible. We haven’t laid off and regular faculty members. Everyone is still intact, but if we continue to have these cuts, three is going to be tremendous impact on our ability to provide the courses and the programs to keep students on track for graduation.”

Florida A&M is facing 15 to 17 million in cuts from is 100 million dollar budget. The school has already cut 16 million this year.

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