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Zimpher: Trump Budget Would Be Devastating

Chancellor Nancy Zimpher
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Chancellor Nancy Zimpher

The outgoing Chancellor of the SUNY system says President Trump’s budget, if enacted, would seriously hamper the chances for many of New York’s young people to attend college.  SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher says cuts to programs that help disadvantaged high school students gain the opportunity to attend college, as well as reductions to federal college aid, and cuts to medical research, including cancer research, would have a huge negative impact on New York’s colleges.

“It would have a devastating effect on access,” Zimpher said.

Zimpher spoke to public radio and television as she  ends an eight=year term as the head of one the nation’s largest university systems next month.

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