Laying Out Possible Layoffs

A university official says North Carolina State could lay off as many as 150 people by July 1 and cut 2009-2010 class offerings by 3,000 seats because of state-mandated budget reductions.

The News & Observer reported Thursday that university Provost Larry Nielsen said departments on the Raleigh campus already are trimming costs. The university expects a 5 to 7 percent budget cut for the fiscal year that starts in July.

Officials already have told 31 employees they will lose their jobs.

Budget cuts also will mean professors handling more classes, which will get larger.

N.C. State is one of 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina system. All the state universities face the 5 to 7 percent budget cut.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Apr 2, 2009 at 06:08 PM
    And just how much are coaches being paid? Are universities about education or football and basketball.???????
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:36 AM
    Stop being so short-sighted. As President Obama said during his speeches, things have to get worse before they get better. It wasn't easy to get into the mess the U.S. is in, and it won't be easy to get out of it. The best thing for you to do is to remain positive and do your part.
  • by Concerned citizen Location: eastern NC on Apr 2, 2009 at 09:43 AM
    It is time for the people to stand up to Bev and show her that is she wants them to make budget cuts then she needs to do the same. The stimulus package was suppose to help the economy, but yet we still have all of these layoffs. Obama promised a change and he delivered that; more people laid off and less seats for people to get an education. Hope that everyone who voted these people into office is happy with themselves now.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Apr 2, 2009 at 08:16 AM
    Good point Ace. This is change you can believe in.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Apr 2, 2009 at 05:33 AM
    Another budget cut. Yet someone wants to hire a physical trainer for every high school in NC. At this point in time it would make more sense to cut back on contact sports and concentrate on studies.
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