The UNC system is putting its next budget request plan for next year.
A couple numbers jump out, and if you work for a public university, you won't want to see them.
The UNC system has been told to prepare scenarios to cut its budget by 5 and 10 percent.
That would be $135 million and $270 million, respectively.
With a 5 percent cut, about 800 positions would be cut across the university. With a 10 percent cut, 1,700 jobs would go. And unlike in recent years when campuses cut vaccant positions and administrative jobs, that cushion no longer exists, said Jeff Davies, UNC President Erskine Bowles' chief of staff.
"We're really going to impact the academic side," he told members of the UNC system's Board of Governors this morning. "We're talking about serious challenges in the university system over the next year."
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