Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Facing Budget Shortfall, Northeastern Illinois University Cancels Classes for 3 Days - WMAQ

Northeastern Illinois University will cancel classes for three days in April and May in a cost-cutting effort during the state’s budget crisis, the school announced Wednesday. The cancellations will take place on April 11, 12 and May 1, NEIU said in a release. The shutdown came less than a month after the school implemented a weeklong furlough program that impacted around 10,000 students and 1,100 employees university-wide over spring break. More than 1,100 to “For Northeastern, this is a state of emergency,” said interim President Richard J. Helldobler. “When we decided to implement furloughs during the five days of spring break, we did so with the intention of avoiding any impact on instruction even though we knew it could be problematic to our accreditation and licensure requirements. With these additional furlough days, we are now forced to cancel classes, which not only affects instruction but also critical core knowledge delivered by our highly qualified faculty.” http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/northeastern-illinois-university-furlough-budget-418455983.html

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