While many students were enjoying their Spring Break, a mass email was sent out from President Theobald in regards to Temple’s current budget situation.
In the email, Theobald talks about the $175 million budget deficit and how if the impasse continues, the university would have to consider options such as layoffs, tuition increases, and changes in the free services available at Temple University Hospital. Late Wednesday Afternoon, he sent out a second email stating that the state has failed to approve the funding that Temple needs.
Back on campus, Temple students are not happy to hear that the rate of in-state tuition may be increased past the current rate of $15,096.
Temple Junior Dan Leiby said “I think that’s pretty outrageous, especially under the circumstances where they’re currently raising $125 million for a football stadium.”
Temple Sophomore Anna Gotsiridize said “That sounds preposterous, I don’t understand how Temple doesn’t have money because they don’t pay their adjuncts, so for them laying off people, that’s more preposterous.”
Temple Students are encouraged to to sign up for TALON (Temple Advocates Legislative Outreach Network) to send a letter to their state representative and senator asking them to approve Temple’s funding. Students can sign up for TALON at firstname.lastname@example.org