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February 15, 2010 10:00 AM Nevada Students Protest Funding Cuts

By Daniel Luzer

In an update to the ongoing story of Nevada’s higher education funding disaster, Nevada college students last week began a protest. According to the Las Vegas Sun:

Hundreds of college students in Southern Nevada walked out of classes last week to protest impending state budget cuts that could decimate higher education.
Students from UNLV, Nevada State College and the College of Southern Nevada made their feelings known to legislators in a protest at the Sawyer State Office Building in downtown Las Vegas.

Students walked out of class on February 9 to protest planned budget cuts. Adam Cronis, president of the UNLV student government, said students were protesting because: “We want to show what that would look like while we still have the power to stop it. … I think that after this is all said and done, [the walkout] will have been successful.”

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer