YU and the Budget (Vol. 47, Issue 8)
President Reagan’s budget cuts, if enacted, will greatly affect the lives of all students. In today’s economy, these changes will make it impossible for many students to attend private undergraduate and graduate schools.
It is essential that Yeshiva students join with their counterparts across the country in protesting these inequities. Writing letters to Congressmen in an attempt to sway the government against Reaganomics is one measure that can be taken. The university too should exert its power and influence on this matter.
The Yeshiva administration must also begin informing the students of the options left for financing their education. If universities are going to survive these times, they must either prevent the abolishment of federal aid and loans or find alternative plans for a student to pursue his education.