UA head concerned about funding cuts

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The head of the state's university system says while he's proud of what it's accomplished, if lawmakers continue to cut funding, there's a lot more at risk than education.

Tuesday afternoon, UA System President Jim Johnsen spoke to members of Commonwealth North, a public policy group. This is the university's one-hundred-first anniversary, and Johnsen says he's proud of UA because it leads the world in Arctic research.

Johnsen says for every dollar spent on research, it returns $4 of investment that solves real-world problems. However, he warned that four straight years of budget cuts have done damage. UA has lost $145 million and more than 1000 faculty and staff positions. 

UA head concerned about funding cuts

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