West Virginia University students push back on program and faculty cuts after $45M budget shortfall

The West Virginia United Students’ Union organized separate rallies on campus. Organizers said they want to halt the university’s planned reductions, seek an independent audit of its finances and reduce WVU’s administrative spending. They also called for increased spending by the state in higher education, among other things.

Students were encouraged to wear red in honor of the red bandanas West Virginia coal miners fighting to unionize wore during their march on Blair Mountain, the largest armed uprising in the United States since the Civil War.

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