Genshaft: Budget ‘blatantly unfair’
Senate proposes 58 percent cut from USF’s budget and another 14 percent to be held
Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 12:02
"He has very real power over what each university gets," he said. "He's been in that position for a while, and he is without question a very powerful person."
Genshaft, who told reporters after the meeting that the cuts were "blatantly unfair," said the budget was not final, and there was time to make a difference.
"There's a reason we use the term ‘unstoppable,'" she said. "This is not an institution that stands with a cloud over its head saying, ‘We can't do anything.' Reach out. Make calls. Send emails. Touch those you know and even those you don't know that are our friends in the legislatures to change this draconian budget. We can change this. It is not a done deal. Don't get scared and leave."
Ramil closed the meeting with an aggressive tone and said that no political figure was stronger than an institution.
"This university has been under assault for the past several months," he said. "You have to play the game for a while, but when the game starts to move you away from what's right, you have to put your foot down. And we've said ‘Enough.'"
Additional Reporting by Jessica Velez