Wednesday, February 16, 2011
UNLV President Neal Smatresk told a somber Faculty Senate on Tuesday that the administration was planning a kind of bankruptcy to deal with its budget crunch. Under the "financial exigency" plan, tenured professors could be fired and whole departments and programs more easily closed down.
According to this letter from the UNLV Provost, the Boyd School of Law must cut $2.3 million from its budget by Feb. 25.
- Inside Higher Ed, UNLV Warns Faculty of Looming 'Fiscal Collapse'
- Las Vegas Review-Journal, UNLV Faculty Warned University System May be Forced to Declare Bankruptcy
- Las Vegas Sun, UNLV President’s Somber Warning on Budget Cuts Moves Faculty to Tears
- Las Vegas Sun, UNLV President: Colleges and Schools Could Disappear, Departments May Also Vanish with Budget Cuts