Canisius lays off almost 100 people, including 25 faculty; lawsuits promised

The Buffalo News reports Monday was a horrible day at Canisius College. And lawsuits are sure to follow.

Tanya M. Loughead, president of Canisius’ chapter of the American Association of University Professors, said almost all of the faculty being let go are tenured.

She said they have legal rights that would prevent them from being fired, unless the college declares “financial exigency” and “performs a thorough and transparent program review according to shared governance. Canisius has done neither thus far. For these reasons, the proposed cuts will provoke multiple lawsuits,” Loughead predicted.

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