The University of North Dakota will cut 138 positions, including 51 on the faculty, in response to state budget retrenchment, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.
The institution’s interim president, Ed Schafer, announced the cuts at Thursday’s meeting of the state’s Board of Higher Education. The university, in Grand Forks, faces a $21.5-million reduction, the AP reported.
Earlier this month the university announced it would eliminate its men’s golf and baseball programs because of the budget cuts, according to the Grand Forks Herald. The newspaper also reported that four academic programs had stopped accepting new students: a doctorate in communication sciences and disorders, a master’s in theater arts, a minor in American Sign Language, and music therapy.