BUDGET WOES HIT HIGHER EDUCATION

The ever downward spiraling economy has tightened belts from coast to coast, and institutions of higher education are preparing for the worst. Though the school is private, Doug Jones, vice president for finance at Westmont College, said fundraising has become more difficult right now. “The current state of the economy has made fundraising more difficult, but certainly there are many people interested in continuing to support the college,” Jones said in an e-mail.

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