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Note pads, a staple in offices around the country, were nearly a casualty of budget cuts for the political science department at the University of New Orleans. The department’s financial situation is so precarious that it had to go over budget to buy this cheap necessity. If something as small (and inexpensive) as a piece of paper is not able to fit into the budget, then readers can begin to understand the predicament many departments at UNO are facing. Cuts to funding for higher education in Louisiana are changing the way the University of New Orleans serves students, and the consequences are grim according to many current faculty and students. A prime example of the troubles facing the university lies in the political science … [Read More...]