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From the AP:

…Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, on Thursday passed a resolution calling for an end to subsidies for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

[Athletics consistently produces] deficits of millions of dollars. Critics say that’s a particular problem right now with budget cuts forcing class cutbacks and student fee hikes.

The resolution is nonbinding. But Chancellor Robert Birgeneau says officials will try to work out a plan to reduce the cost of the department.

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  1. University Diaries » Sure, it can happen at … Says:

    […] … Berkeley, but the University of Memphis? The Faculty Senate passed a motion last week urging University of Memphis President Shirley Raines to stop subsidizing the athletic department $2.2 million from education and general funds. […]

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