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Faculty decry deep cuts

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The senate holds that cuts could jeopardize accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools because of funding requirements, adversely affect academic programs and hurt Lincoln Parish at large.

Senate Chairman Tsegai Emmanuel, a business professor, said younger faculty members have come to him concerned since the first news of cuts came out of Baton Rouge this year.

“I can understand,” he said. “It’s their careers, their livelihoods. Especially for the young faculty who have just come here and are trying to build careers here, raise a family, pay a mortgage.”

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