Nevada Budget Cuts Could Mean College Closures

04/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Higher education students in Nevada could see the closure of entire colleges, the elimination of majors and the firing of tenured faculty if state legislators cut too deeply into education to fill a roughly $870 million hole in Nevada's budget.

In case legislators pass such a cut in the special session set to start Feb. 23, the Nevada System of Higher Education's Board of Regents is preparing for a worst-case scenario: financial exigency.

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