The economic slowdown and demands that state agencies cut 3 percent from their current budgets are having a tangible effect at UNC Greensboro, where a new building for the School of Education has been put on hold.
Planning and design for the new, 110,000-square-foot, $47 million facility will continue but construction — expected to start next spring — will be delayed. The building was to open in fall of 2011, Chancellor Linda Brady said in a press release.
The release did not say how long the delay would last. The 3 percent budget cut is in addition to a cut of almost 1 percent imposed at the start of the fiscal year as a result of the state's revenue shortfall.
"I hope this will be the extent of the cuts, but it is very possible that we will be asked to absorb further cuts this year or next," Brady said.