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Connecticut deficit takes toll on CSU education budget


Taylor Nicole Richards – News Writer There is a $900 million budget deficit for the 2016-17 fiscal year for the state of Connecticut. Layoff notices are already being enacted for state employees: 166 in the corrections department, 250 proposed to Hartford public schools, and 89 UConn Health Center notices, according to the Hartford Courant. The deficit will also affect higher education institutions,

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Southern students do not graduate in 4 years, on average


Andreas Yilma and Grace Sampson – Special to the Southern News  When Mike Bendtsen, a first year senior and communication major enrolled in Southern Connecticut State University in the fall of 2011, he had the hopes of earning his degree in four years as expected. “I’m actually going to be graduating in 2016,” said Bendtsen, “and that’s partly due because I

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