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Southern may lay off faculty

Southern may lay off faculty

POSTED: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 9:16pm

UPDATED: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 11:32am

Southern University may soon be laying off more than ten percent of its professors.

A plan put forward by the administration would give 35 faculty members and more than 50 staff members the boot. It would also trim the number of colleges from nine to five.

Southern University declared a financial emergency at the end of October.

Faculty Senate President Sudhir Trivedi says the plan is a step in the wrong direction,"We are gutting education. We are gutting the academics. We are gutting the faculty."

The Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled for Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. 

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