Hiring (and Firing) Bytes

Furloughs and faculty pay cuts may be coming soon to the University of Hawaii, which is struggling to offset $155-million in budget cuts over the next two years, the Honolulu Advertiser reports. Meanwhile, leaders of the California State University system, which must slash its annual spending by $584-million, are also calling for furloughs and/or pay cuts, The Sacramento Bee reports.
The Faculty Senate at Texas A&M University has voted no confidence in the system’s chancellor, Michael McKinney, the Houston Chronicle reports. Last Tuesday’s 55-9 vote came in the wake of former President Elsa Murano’s sudden resignation just over two weeks ago following public tensions with McKinney, the newspaper notes. Meanwhile, Texas A&M’s athletic department has scrapped 17 jobs through early retirements and layoffs, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Prompted by the bad economy, Valparaiso University has frozen pay for the coming year and eliminated more than 50 positions — most through attrition — the Associated Press reports. Fewer than 10 workers were fired.
Winston-Salem State University plans to lay off 16 workers and slash 30 vacant positions, none of them faculty positions, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.
Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge is preparing for layoffs, thanks to expected budget cuts of $41- to $48-million next year, reports. Meanwhile, Florida A&M University is also bracing for an as-yet-to-be determined number of layoffs, The FAMUAN reports.

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