More bad news for Western Michigan University: “We anticipate that we’ll lay off a substantial number of our fellow employees”

Almost 250 people lost their jobs during a recent round of layoffs at Western Michigan University. Today, the university's president said more financial and job cuts are on the way. As MLive.com reports, In response to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Michigan University is preparing to cut 20% of general fund spending … Continue reading More bad news for Western Michigan University: “We anticipate that we’ll lay off a substantial number of our fellow employees”

Northwestern furloughs staff, cuts top administrators’ pay

It's a familiar cocktail at institutions big and small because of the economic fallout from coronavirus: furloughs and salary cuts. Northwestern University is the latest to serve it. According to the Chicago Tribune, As part of its plan, NU is also cutting leadership pay between 10 and 20%. In addition to dipping deeper into its … Continue reading Northwestern furloughs staff, cuts top administrators’ pay

Why not start the fall quarter or semester early?

As one college and university after another announces “plans” to return to face-to-face instruction in the fall, we must remember no plan will matter if the county (or state) home to that institution can’t conduct business as usual because of coronavirus. There’s reason for the we-will-be-open optimism because there’s some evidence — albeit not conclusive — … Continue reading Why not start the fall quarter or semester early?