University of Pennsylvania students protest over $3.6M budget cut
Students at Brown University are rallying against a $3 million budget cut to their student union.
The students are calling for a $5.5 million boost in union funds and for a public education budget to be increased.
“Our union’s mission is to defend and defend, protect and protect our union, and we’re asking the university to invest in that mission,” said Sarah Lacey, a member of the Brown union, in an interview with The Verge.
“We’re asking them to put that money towards that purpose, and that is a budget that protects and protects our union.”
The budget cut comes after the union spent nearly $30,000 in student fees to support the labor of Brown students.
The union has also invested in a new union hall that is located in a former warehouse, as well as a new cafeteria.