Monday, March 30, 2009

Arizona State University Cuts could force hundreds more layoffs - Derek Quizon, ASU Web Devil

Budget cuts to the state university system could force ASU to lay off between 586 and 2,488 employees or to drastically reduce financial aid, according a government report. The Arizona Board of Regents submitted the report to the governor’soffice earlier this month, outlining the potential impact of cuts in state university funding of 5 percent, 10 percent, 15 percent and 20 percent. “We cannot express strongly enough the crippling effect that additional cuts of up to 20 percent [or $188 million] would have on the university system,” the report said. “Cuts of this magnitude would fundamentally imperil our ability to deliver our programs and carry out our obligations.”