Rally to 'Save Our Public University' set for March 2

2/25/2011 - By: Staff Report

UPDATE 5 p.m.: The starting location for the rally has been changed to the front of Getchell Library due to weather concerns.

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University of Nevada, Reno faculty, students and staff are invited to attend a rally to “Save Our Public University” on Wednesday, March 2 on the University Quadrangle beginning at 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Nevada Faculty Alliance, Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno and Staff Employees Council, the event is part of the National Day of Action in Support of Public Education. It will feature a walk around the Quad. Attendees are encouraged to wear University of Nevada, Reno clothing.

In a statement, organizers said they hope those attending will “help show the state and the world that we are united in our belief that education is good for Nevada.”

Earlier this month, University President Milt Glick told a Town Hall Address audience that the campus could be facing a budget reduction of up to $59 million, while the Nevada System of Higher Education is facing a budget reduction of about $162 million.

The event is scheduled to run from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m.


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