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Southern Illinois University Expects Job Cuts Amid Funding Loss

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Southern Illinois University Expects Job Cuts Amid Funding Loss

Carbondale, IL  (KTRS)  Hundreds of Southern Illinois University employees could be laid off if  the university loses over $45 million in state funding in the budget for fiscal year 2017. President Randy Dunn issued a report Wednesday that detailed how the university’s three campuses would be affected if Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposed 20 percent reduction in […]

Southern Illinois University Expects Job Cuts Amid Funding Loss

Carbondale, IL  (KTRS)  Hundreds of Southern Illinois University employees could be laid off if  the university loses over $45 million in state funding in the budget for fiscal year 2017.

President Randy Dunn issued a report Wednesday that detailed how the university’s three campuses would be affected if Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposed 20 percent reduction in state university funding is enacted as part of the budget.

Dunn’s report shows that more than 180 faculty and staff positions could be cut in Carbondale, about 100 jobs at the School of Medicine in Springfield, and nearly 140 positions in Edwardsville.

WSIU-FM  reports that the Carbondale campus would reorganize its academic structure, cut library hours, scale back student services and eliminate sports.

Dunn said further cuts would be made if a state budget isn’t passed until after the November 2016 election.

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