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SIU president releases report detailing cuts if state's budget isn't fixed soon

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – The southern Illinois University system president released a report detailing how much campuses could lose if the state’s budget isn’t fixed soon.  

President Dunn said the university has not received a dime from the state and they should be fine until the end of the current academic year. Dunn said all the internal borrowing, from various reserve and special accounts, will eventually need to be paid back.

The report shows that Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville would have to make over $14 million worth of cuts. At the campus, Dunn proposed eliminating 137 administrative positions and non-tenure track instructors, which would free up more than $7 million, 33 graduate assistantships and nearly a $250,000 in library funds.

He also want's to wipe out $1.7 million in non-personnel operating expenditures in addition to $2.2 million in deferred maintenance funding.

These cuts would all be for the Edwardsville campus.

Cuts at the university’s Carbondale campus could reach nearly $23 million.

If the budget is not fixed soon, the campus in East St. Louis could close.

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