Temple students head to Harrisburg to fight for funding

    In light of appropriations cutbacks that could affect university funding, Temple students will head to Harrisburg later this month to rally for financial assistance.

    Temple Student Government and the Pennsylvania Association of State-Related Students will host the Rally for Higher Education Feb. 15, with students many other state-related universities expected to attend.

    The Temple News reports the university receives $172 million currently from the state, and that number could be reduced by 10 to 30 percent. While it’s not clear which areas of the budget would be cut, students fear the university’s much-heralded affordability will take a hit, and projects in the campus’ surrounding neighborhoods could be affected.

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