West Virginia Watch
As West Virginia University is weighing faculty and academic program cuts, a group of campus employees is hoping to have a voice in the future of the state’s largest public university.
WVU is grappling with an estimated $45 million budget gap for the coming year.
In response, the university has cut staff and raised tuition almost 3%. About half of its academic programs are under review, possibly to be scaled back or eliminated, including education, math and law, as administration looks to make up for the budget shortfall. Hundreds of faculty positions will be under review, too.
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