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President Theodora Kalikow to students: Faculty Layoffs

Posted on March 22, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

The following is an email sent from Kalikow to current students at USM. It was sent at 3:31 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Dear Students: We have made the painful decision to lay off 12 full-time faculty members in nine departments. These individuals were informed earlier today, Friday, March 21. Under the terms of the faculty contract, […]

More than 100 gather in law building to protest faculty cuts

Posted on March 21, 2014 by Kirsten Sylvain, and Sam Hill in News

Students gathered outside of the provost's office on the 7th floor of the law building to protest cuts to faculty.

A group of more than 100 students have gathered on the 7th floor of the law building this morning to protest termination of faculty. More than 10 faculty members are set to have one-on-one meetings with Provost Michael Stevenson this morning and some think it will end in notification of their terminations. “I’m here because […]

Provost calls meetings for the morning, lay-offs of 11 to 12 faculty could follow

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Kirsten Sylvain in News

Provost Michael Stevenson speaking with faculty about their concerns when the budget cuts for last fiscal year were released last spring. Stevenson has called meetings for tomorrow with several faculty members for what many think will end in lay-offs.

Tomorrow morning more than 10 USM faculty members will climb to the seventh floor office of the provost for back-to-back meetings that, some think, will end in notification of their terminations. Word spread quickly through social networks and between colleagues and students today that the provost called the meetings for tomorrow morning to lay-off additional […]