Grambling State University administrators plan to hold a town hall meeting Thursday to address potential steep midyear budget cuts to higher education institutions.

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to attend the meeting to ask questions about Grambling State’s budgetary status.

The proposed reduction of state funding would gut $2.5 million from Grambling’s budget with less than five months left in the fiscal year.

Airs Sunday, August 25 at 6 p.m. Political gridlock in Washington triggered across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, in March. As a result, the Pentagon was given six months to eliminate $41 billion from the current year’s budget, and unlike past cuts, this time everything is on the table. In 2011, America spent $711 billion dollars on its defense—more than the next 13 highest spending countries combined. But the burdens it shoulders, both at home and abroad, are unprecedented. Could the sequester be a rare opportunity to overhaul the armed forces, or will its impact damage military readiness and endanger national security?