October 29th, 2014
To hear UNCG talk about it, times are tough. The university cut 150 positions this summer to trim $12.8 million from its budget. Since 2008, UNCG has seen roughly $110 million in budget cuts. Considering the university's annual budget is in the ballpark of $360 million, those cuts hurt.
But an accounting professor from Michigan has a different take on this year's budget cuts: "Did they need to cut $12 million last year? No way."
The accounting professor is a guy named Howard Bunsis, who teaches at Eastern Michigan University and is active in AAUP, the nationwide group of university professors. UNCG faculty (its AAUP chapter and Faculty Senate, to be precise), invited Bunsis to campus Friday to talk about UNCG's budget.