Friday, July 17, 2009

A topic that I rarely touch upon...

... for rather obvious reasons is Delaware State /br /But this one question has been niggling at me ever since the General Assembly completed its a href=""budget/a /br /Of the three state-supported institutions of higher education, DSU by far receives the smallest amount of support from the State: Del-Tech receives $30 million more and UD receives about $80 million /br /So here's my question: Why did DSU--which receives the smallest allocation--take the largest budget hit?br /br /Check the numbers: Del-Tech got hit for 6%, UD took a 7% reduction, and DSU got clipped for more than /br /Unfortunately, I think I know the /br /When you're Lonnie George, or there are literally UD alums falling all over each other in the Executive and Legislative branches, you get good /br /When you are the smaller, historically Black university that's had management problems and difficulty finding a new president, the State really doesn't have to pay /br /In fact, the State may be sending a message. In his remarks to the Joint Finance Committee, Interim DSU President Clay Smith told the legislators that a 10% cut--which they first envisioned--would put DSU on the road to going out of /br /Handing DSU an 8.4% cut, then, appears almost tantamount to saying, "Good luck with that."div class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src=''//div

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