On Wednesday, the Appropriations Committee heard testimony on the Governor’s budget recommendations for CSCU and other higher education.
President Ojakian testified mid-afternoon (written testimony here
). The most important statement he made was that if the Governor’s budget was accepted and SEBAC did not produce savings, the CSCU would be looking at a 14% budget cut and would have to consider “fiscal exigency,” basically declaring bankruptcy. To be clear, he was not recommending a path to fiscal exigency, but he was very clear that the system requires restructuring to become fiscally stable.
President Ojakian’s testimony and question and answers with the Appropriations Committee can be viewed here
(his testimony begins at 2:29:45).
For more information on the impact of the higher education recommendations, please read the following articles:
This is only the beginning of budget discussions in Hartford. To influence these decisions, it is crucial that everyone get involved. Call your legislators. Visit their office hours in district to talk about higher educaion. And attend our Lobby Day on Friday, March 31!
ebenson February 17th, 2017
Posted In: BOR, Consolidation, Political Action, Students
WSHU, the National Public Radio affiliate in Fairfield County, recently aired a segment on the Middlesex and Tunxis Community College food pantries. Read the story here
ebenson October 20th, 2016
Posted In: Food Insecurity, Students
You are invited to attend the Connecticut Students for a Dream’s 3rd Annual Educators Conference on November 4 at Wesleyan University.
This conference will bring together teachers, counselors, college staff, college access programs, and many others to learn about education and immigration, gain practical skills, and take action to advocate with undocumented students.
This is a great opportunity to meet other supportive people around Connecticut and learn best practices.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Stefan Keller, College Access Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.
ebenson October 6th, 2016
Posted In: Immigration, Students
Tell legislators to support Connecticut’s community colleges! Follow the link to share your contact information and we’ll add your name and send the postcard for you.
jrojas February 25th, 2016
Posted In: Students, Unions
4Cs members at Middlesex Community College were lauded by former student Sheldyn Oliver for their “Culture of Commitment” to students. She singled out seven 4Cs members, including English Prof. Adam Floridia of Southington, for special mention.
Read more here.
jrojas January 19th, 2016
Posted In: Alumni, Media, Students