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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 11:22am

MCG Students Protest Proposed Cuts

Updated: 5 years ago.
MCG students hold picket signs to protest cuts that could include several degree programs. (Photo Courtesy: Phil Jones, Medical College of Georgia)

At a rally outside the Medical College of Georgia a group of dental hygiene students hold picket signs and shout “Honk for hygiene!” at passing cars. They are among MCG students whose programs could be eliminated due to state budget cuts.

First year nuclear medicine student Patrick Jackson organized the protest. He says that while MCG officials have offered help to ensure students are able to graduate, he isn’t completely happy with their solution.

"We don’t want to finish somewhere else," Jackson said. "We came to Medical College of Georgia because we want a degree from Medical College of Georgia."

The protest comes as MCG officials are faced with possible cuts of more than $25 million due to dwindling state funds.

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