Monday, February 25, 2013


After reading this post by Charlie Pierce how the local news outlets will have tons of stories about the ill effects of sequestration, I decided to check local Tucson TV stations and found these:
Sequester expected to be devastating to AZ's state universities
Posted: Feb 25, 2013 7:16 PM Updated: Feb 25, 2013 7:16 PM
By Barbara Grijalva

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The looming federal budget cuts, called sequestration, are expected to have a devastating effect on Arizona's three state universities and the jobs they provide our communities.

The UA says the looming federal budget cuts threaten the research and the improvements it can bring to our health, to our lives.

UA leaders say it also threatens jobs.

"Faculty bring in grants. They hire people. Those people buy houses and shop for groceries and so on. The impact is the creation of a research industry really within the university. So the impact on jobs, on workforce is going to be significant," says UA Senior Vice President for Research Dr. Leslie Tolbert.

UA research teams brace for 'sequester' cuts

Posted: Feb 25, 2013 6:45 PM by Nathan O'Neal
Updated: Feb 25, 2013 7:01 PM
The University relies heavily on federal funding, some $625 million just on research that spans a wide varierty of disciplines.

"The impact of sequestration is going to be devastating," said Leslie Tolbert, the Senior VP of Research at the UA.

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