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UNH President Highlights Push For Restored Funding

Mike Ross / UNH Photographic Services

UNH President Mark Huddleston deliveredhis State of the University address, Thursday. He used the speech to reiterate his call to restore the cuts to the State University funding.

In exchange for restoring the state’s nearly $50 million dollar cut from the university system Huddleston again pledged to freeze tuition for two years and increase student grants and scholarships to students.

He made no mention of increasing the number of slots available for in-state students; that’s something else the candidates for governor have proposed.

Huddleston also discussed on the University’s efforts to deliver the same quality education for less money.

Huddleston: we’re doing this in part by continuing to be frugal Yankees and cutting costs wherever and whenever possible, but more importantly we’re doing it by innovating and specifically, to use a phrase from the strategic plan, by reimagining time and space.

The school has launched a campaign called UNH Works for New Hampshire, an effort to push Concord lawmakers to restore funding cuts.

Sam Evans-Brown has been working for New Hampshire Public Radio since 2010, when he began as a freelancer. He shifted gears in 2016 and began producing Outside/In, a podcast and radio show about “the natural world and how we use it.” His work has won him several awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, one national Murrow, and the Overseas Press Club of America's award for best environmental reporting in any medium. He studied Politics and Spanish at Bates College, and before reporting was variously employed as a Spanish teacher, farmer, bicycle mechanic, ski coach, research assistant, a wilderness trip leader and a technical supporter.
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