Monday, March 7, 2016

Budget gridlock could cost Penn State 1,100 jobs - Susan Snyder, Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania State University will lay off 1,100 employees and shut down its agricultural extension offices this summer if the state doesn't soon release its funding, president Eric Barron warned Friday. "This is an incredibly serious issue," Barron told the university's trustees. His prediction, delivered during the board's monthly meeting, was among the most dire in the eight-month budget impasse, one that has particularly punished Pennsylvania's four state-related universities. The freeze has cost Penn State, Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Lincoln University about $600 million in anticipated funding for this fiscal year.

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