Spring Fling impacted by budget cuts

By Rickiea Cohen

Budget cuts to the Spring Fling event highlighted the first meeting of the Student Government Association’s legislative body.

Lincoln University’s Student Senate, which is comprised of 50 members representing various organizations, met in Ware Center Theater on February 5 to discuss a variety of issues, including the forthcoming Spring Fling.

Scheduled for the week of April 1, planners for the event may have less money to work with due to recent budget cuts.

The budget for the event was cut to $50,000 after the university extracted 17 percent of funding to make up for lost revenues.  The cuts were part of a larger effort to cut spending due to a reduction of tuition dollars and state funding.

It was also revealed during the treasurer’s report that the budget could be cut even further, due to more impending cuts Lincoln University could face.

Representatives at the meeting also discussed the pending elections for SGA’s next executive board.  An informational session on the elections will be held on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Langston Hughes Memorial Library.

The Student Senate will next meet on March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ware Center.

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