UNCG students stage walkout over budget cuts

Thursday afternoon, students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro staged a walk-out protesting budget cuts at the institution. About $12.8 million will possibly but cut from the state appropriated budget in 2014-15; since 2007, the university has seen permanent cuts totalling $39 million. The university is responding with a "Reduction-in-Force Plan" that will see staffing and budget cuts to all academic departments, the library and services provided by staff.

At the same time as cutting academic departments, the university's administrators have gone ahead with controversial plans for new athletic and recreational facilities.