The layoffs will include classified and exempt university staff. Some will lose their jobs, while others will see a reduction in the amount of time they work each year, including some that could become half-time employees.
Left unclear, at least in the KREM story, is whether academic programs might be on the chopping block.
There might be an announcement on the EWU website, but I couldn’t locate it. If you’re aware of one, please share it.
The cuts are meant to save the university $25 million as part of a spending reduction plan President Jim Johnsen signed with Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy last year. That plan agreed to cut $70 million in state funding over three years.
Two Buffalo police officers appeared in a courtroom today to plead not guilty to charges relating to the shoving of a 75-year-old man. Read the New York Times’ account of today’s events, and definitely scroll down to see how many police and firefighters showed up to support the officers.
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