Fort Hays State SGA Cuts More Than $30,000 from Student Newspaper’s Budget (@FHSULeader)

The Student Government Association at Fort Hays State University has dealt a sudden financial thunderclap to the school’s campus newspaper, The University Leader.  The SGA ripped more than $30,000 from the paper’s budget, cutting its funding support from $50,000 to a bit less than $20,000.

The SGA president: “There are a lot of papers that we noticed that are not picked up on Thursdays, a week after the papers have been issued.  Last night, one of the students who actually delivers and picks up those papers mentioned he picks up several hundred each week that are not read.”

The budget decision apparently comes roughly a decade after a student government funding cut killed the university yearbook.   A Fort Hays State professor & former Leader adviser: “The yearbook went by the wayside.  I’m hoping the same thing doesn’t happen to the Leader.  We have already gone from two issues a week to one issue a week, all because student government keeps cutting the funding of student media.  Student government has a history of doing that at Fort Hays State.”

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