Cuts in Funding have Students Running

By Zach Campbell –

Runners are getting their track shoes on to protest cuts in higher education.

Millersville and Lock Haven students are running a either a 40-mile or 100- mile relay to prove their point against Governor Tom Corbett’s plan to make higher education cuts.  They will meet up with other students from state universities to hold a rally at the capitol.

College runners running to Harrisburg

Corbett plans to give the state system of universities a little over $232 million which some people say is only as much as they received in 1983.

Lock Haven students plan to leave their campus bright and early to be able to make their close to 100-mile run to the state capitol.

The rally will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. About 700 students from various universities are expected to make an appearance.  Two buses  packed with Millersville students will leave their campus at about 10 a.m. to meet their fellow runners in Harrisburg.

Corbett has stated that various cuts are needed to close a multi-billion dollar budget deficit.

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